Mathilde Seigner

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Mathilde Seigner
Mathilde Seigner Cannes 2009.jpg
Mathilde Seigner in 2009
Born (1968-01-17) 17 January 1968 (age 47)
Paris, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present[1]
Partner(s) Mathieu Petit

Mathilde Seigner (born 17 January 1968) is a French actress.

Seigner was born in Paris, France. She is the granddaughter of the respected French actor Louis Seigner (1903-1991). She is a sister of Emmanuelle Seigner and a niece of Françoise Seigner.


Her acting performances have been confined to French language films, but she has appeared in a number of notable productions. She won Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2001 for her role in Betty Fisher and Other Stories and has been nominated for a César Award three times.

The younger daughter of Louis Seigner, she studied comedy at Florent (very famous french school of theater), before making her first appearance in theaters in 1994, alongside her sister Emmanuelle in Smile Claude Miller. She received the Prix Michel Simon in 1995 for her role in Rosine. Two years later, she won a Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nettoyage à sec.

She won the "Romy Schneider Prize in 1999. Mathilde Seigner is appreciated for her spontaneity and strong character, she quickly gained favor with the public, thanks to the nostalgic Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (2001) as a city dweller who discovers the joys of the countryside. She appeared in Le passager de l’été, Zone libre, and Dance avec lui. With 3 amis, she returned to comedy, in such films as Tout pour plaire and Détrompez-vous.

She returned in 2009 with three dramatic comedies about family (Quelque chose à te dire, Trésor and Une semaine sur deux (et la moitié des vacances scolaires)). After Fini les vacances (2010), she appeared in Camping 2 and the remake of La guerre des boutons (2011).

In 2012, she appeared in Dans la tourmente and Max. In September 2013, she appeared onstage. Two years after L'amour, la mort les fringues, she appeared in Nina, a comedy in which she is the heroine alongside François Berléand and François Vincentelli, as her husband and lover, respectively.

Personal life[edit]

Since October 2011, Mathilde has lived with Mathieu Petit, a cameraman; they have a son.[citation needed]

César Award controversy[edit]

On 24 February 2012, during the César Award ceremony, she interrupted the telecast when Michel Blanc won, stating she would have preferred that Joey Starr won.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1997 Dry Cleaning Marylin Anne Fontaine
1999 Venus Beauty Institute Samantha Tonie Marshall
Belle-maman Séverine Gabriel Aghion
Le Temps retrouvé („Time Regained“) Céleste Raoul Ruiz
2000 Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien („Harry, He's Here to Help“) Claire Dominik Moll
Le coeur à l'ouvrage Chloë Laurent Dussaux
2001 La Chambre des magiciennes[3] („Of Woman and Magic“) Odette Claude Miller
Une hirondelle a fait le printemps („One Swallow Brought Spring“) Sandrine Christian Carion
Betty Fisher et autres histoires („Alias Betty“[4]) Carole Claude Miller
Inch'Allah Dimanche Mademoiselle Briat Yamina Benguigui
2003 Tristan[5] Inspector Emmanuelle Barsac Philippe Harel[6]
2004 Mariages ! („Marriages“[7]) Valentine Valérie Guignabodet
Les Parisiens[8] the Parisian twins Claude Lelouch[9]
2005 Tout pour plaire („Thirtyfive Something“[10]) Juliette Cécile Telerman
Le courage d'aimer[11] („The Courage to Love“) Anne / Clémentine Claude Lelouch[12]
Palais Royal ![13] Laurence Valérie Lemercier
2006 Camping[14] Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente
Le Passager de l'été („One Summer“[15]) Angèle Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
2007 Trois amis[16] Claire Michel Boujenah
Détrompez-vous Lisa Bruno Dega
2009 Quelque chose à te dire[17] („Blame It on Mum“[18]) Alice Celliers Cécile Telerman
Une semaine sur deux
aka „Alternate Weeks (and Half the Vacation)"[19]
Marjorie Ivan Calbérac
2010 Camping 2“[20] Sophie Gatineau Fabien Onteniente
Trésor[21] Nathalie Claude Berri and Francois Dupeyron[22]
2011 La Guerre des boutons[23] Lebrac's mother Yann Samuell
2012 Dans la tourmente[24] Hélène Christophe Ruggia
Maman[25] Sandrine Alexandra Leclère[26]
Bowling[27] Mathilde Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
2015 En mai, fais ce qu'il te plait Mado Christian Carion

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award Ceremony Result
1998 Nettoyage à Sec César meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César ( edition n°23) nominated
1999 / Prix Romy Schneider Prix Patrick Dewaere & Romy Schneider (édition n°19) Win
2000 Vénus beauté institut César de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César (édition n°25) nominated
2001 Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien César de la Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle César (édition n°26) nominated
2006 Camping Prix RAIMU de la comédienne Raimu de la Comédie (édition n°1) nominated
2007 Camping Prix Télé poche de la Meilleure actrice de comédie de l'année Festival International du Film de Comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez (édition n°10) Win
2008 3 amis Gérard de l'ersatz Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°3) nominated
2011 Camping 2 Gérard du désespoir féminin Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°6) nominated
2012 La guerre des boutons Gérard du désespoir féminin Gérard du Cinéma (édition n°7) nominated


  1. ^ "Mathilde Seigner has appeared in the following films:Boulevard Mac Donald (1994)...". Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 22 June 2015.(French)
  3. ^ "La chambre des magiciennes". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Alias Betty". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Tristan (2003)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Tristan (2003)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Mariages!". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  8. ^ "Le genre humain - 1ère partie: Les Parisiens". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Les Parisiens (2004)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Thirtyfive Something". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Le courage d'aimer". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  12. ^ "The Courage to Love". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  13. ^ "Palais Royal!". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  14. ^ "Camping (2006)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  15. ^ "One Summer". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  16. ^ "Trois Amis". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  17. ^ "Trois Amis". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  18. ^ "Blame it on Mum". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  19. ^ "Alternate Weeks (and Half the Vacation)". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  20. ^ "Camping 2". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  21. ^ "Trésor". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  22. ^ "Tresor". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  23. ^ "La guerre des boutons". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  24. ^ "Dans la tourmente". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  25. ^ "Maman". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  26. ^ "Maman". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  27. ^ "Bowling". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

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