Marina Foïs

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Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs Cannes 2016.jpg
Marina Foïs at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Born Marina Sylvie Foïs
(1970-01-21) 21 January 1970 (age 47)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present

Marina Sylvie Foïs (born 21 January 1970)[1] is a French actress.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt in the department of Hauts-de-Seine in a family from Russian, Jewish Egyptian, German and Italian ancestry,[2][3] Marina Foïs was discovered in 1986 for her comedy work in The School for Wives, at the age of 16. She decided to take classes by correspondence and obtained her high school final exam two years later. She then joined The Royal Imperial Green Rabbit Company, which later became Les Robins des Bois, composed of students from the Cours Florent taught by Isabelle Nanty.

The troupe caught the attention of Dominique Farrugia in 1996 and went on to act and direct in the Comédie+ show La Grosse Émission for two years. During that period, Foïs co-wrote sketches with Pierre-François Martin-Laval, playing a number of various characters, like the dim-witted Sophie Pétoncule and the pedantic director Marie-Mûre. The show continued the next year on Canal+ and had a bigger audience. In June 2001, Foïs and the troupe parted ways to focus on their individual film careers. Marina Foïs became a prolific actress, with two to five films released every year.

Personal life[edit]

Marina Foïs has two sisters. Giulia Foïs is a journalist at Libération and a former columnist in the program Arrêt sur images presented by Daniel Schneidermann on France 5, and a current news anchor on I-Télé. Her second sister Elena is a doctor. Their brother, Fabio, died of an airplane crash while participating in an aerobatic demonstration.

Marina was in a domestic partnership with fellow "Robins des Bois" actor Maurice Berthélémy. She was then romantically involved with Éric Lartigau. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Lazare, on 3 December 2004 at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris. A second son, Georges, was born on 25 September 2008.

Filmography[edit]

Marina Foïs at the 37th César Awards in 2012.
Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 La perme Solange Emmanuel Silvestre & Thibault Staib Short
1994 Casque bleu Julie Gérard Jugnot
1997 Et si on faisait un bébé ? Marianne Christiane Spiero TV Movie
1998 Serial Lover Mina Schuster James Huth
1999 Trafic d'influence The firecrackers guest Dominique Farrugia
L'amour déchiré The Girl Yann Piquer Short
Triste à mourir Noémie Alexandre Billon Short
Rien ne sert de courir The Girl Patrick Bosso Short
2000 Uppercut The Young Girl Patrice Jourdan & Sören Prévost Short
L'instant norvégien Various Several TV Series
La cape et l'épée Various Jean-Jacques Amsellem TV Series (24 Episodes)
2001 La Tour Montparnasse Infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Charles Nemes
2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Sucettalanis Alain Chabat
The Race Young nurse Djamel Bensalah
Hypnotized and Hysterical Natacha Claude Duty Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
Jojo la frite Marie Nicolas Cuche
Restauratec Lady Service Nicolas Charlet & Bruno Lavaine TV Short
2003 The Car Keys Actress Laurent Baffie
Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? The customer of the pharmacy Éric Lartigau
Bienvenue au gîte Caroline Claude Duty (2)
2004 RRRrrrr!!! Guy Alain Chabat (2)
Un petit jeu sans conséquence Axelle Bernard Rapp
J'me sens pas belle Fanny Fontana Bernard Jeanjean
Casablanca Driver Sandy O'Brian Maurice Barthélémy
À boire Bénédicte Marion Vernoux
2005 Madagascar Gloria Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath French Voice
2006 Un ticket pour l'espace Soizic Éric Lartigau (2)
Essaye-moi Firmin's Mother Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Les hommes s'en souviendront... Simone Veil Valérie Müller Short
2007 Darling Catherine Nicolle Christine Carrière Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
2008 A Simple Heart Mathilde Aubain Marion Laine
La personne aux deux personnes Muriel Perrache Nicolas Charlet & Bruno Lavaine (2)
Le plaisir de chanter Muriel Ilan Duran Cohen
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Gloria Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath (2) French Voice
2009 All About Actresses Herself Maïwenn
Making Plans for Lena Frédérique Christophe Honoré
Change of Plans Mélanie Carcassonne Danièle Thompson
2010 22 Bullets Marie Goldman Richard Berry
The Big Picture Sarah Exben Éric Lartigau (3)
Happy Few Rachel Antony Cordier
2011 Polisse Iris Maïwenn (2) Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
Nominated - CinEuphoria Awards - Best Actress
Les yeux de sa mère Maylis Tremazan Thierry Klifa
2012 Maman Alice Alexandra Leclère
Frank-Étienne vers la béatitude Glaïeul Constance Meyer Short
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gloria Eric Darnell (3), Tom McGrath (3) & Conrad Vernon French Voice
Bref Herself Kyan Khojandi TV Series (1 Episode)
2013 The Ultimate Accessory Sophie Valérie Lemercier
Boule & Bill Maman Boule Alexandre Charlot & Franck Magnier
Vandal Hélène Hélier Cisterne
Le débarquement Various Renaud Le Van Kim TV Series (1 Episode)
2014 Paris Follies Christiane Marc Fitoussi
Bodybuilder Léa Roschdy Zem
Tiens-toi droite Louise Katia Lewkowicz
Tout est permis The Psy Émilie Deleuze TV Movie
3xManon Monique Jean-Xavier de Lestrade TV Mini-Series
2015 Daddy or Mommy Florence Leroy Martin Bourboulon
Orage Maria Fabrice Camoin
Démons Catarina Marcial Di Fonzo Bo TV Movie
2016 La Tour 2 contrôle infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Éric Judor
Irréprochable Constance Beauvau Sébastien Marnier Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Pericle Anastasia Stefano Mordini
Daddy or Mommy 2 Florence Corrigan Martin Bourboulon (2)
2017 L'Atelier Olivia Laurent Cantet
Gaspard va au mariage Antony Cordier (2)

Theater[edit]

Marina Foïs at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Year Title Author Director Notes
1986 The School for Wives Molière Jean-Marc Brisset
1987 L'Occasion Prosper Mérimée Fanny Mentre
1988 Britannicus Jean Racine Olivier Médicus & Jean-Marc Brisset (2)
1991 Le Bébé de Monsieur Laurent Roland Topor Jean-Christophe Berjon
29 degrés à l'ombre
Maman Sabouleux
Eugène Labiche Isabelle Nanty
1992 Zizanie Julien Vartet Raymond Acquaviva
1993 Reniflard and Co Marx Brothers Jean-Christophe Berjon (2)
Souffleurs Dino Buzzati Jean-Christophe Berjon (3)
1994 La Princesse d'Élide Molière Jean-Luc Revol
1995 L'Heureux Stratagème Pierre de Marivaux Jean-Luc Revol (2)
1996 Dorothy Parker : Les heures blêmes Dorothy Parker Jean-Luc Revol (3)
1997 Robin des Bois d'à peu près Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas Pierre-François Martin-Laval
2005-06 La Tour de la Défense Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo Festival d'Avignon
2006 Les poulets n'ont pas de chaises Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo (2) & Élise Vigier
Viol Botho Strauß Luc Bondy Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
2008-09 La Estupidez Rafael Spregelburd Marcial Di Fonzo Bo (3) & Élise Vigier (2) Théâtre national de Chaillot
Théâtre National de Bretagne
2010 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
2011 Harper Regan Simon Stephens Lukas Hemleb Théâtre du Rond-Point
2012 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli (2) Théâtre du Gymnase Marie Bell

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