Nadège Beausson-Diagne

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Nadège Beausson-Diagne
Nadège Beausson-Diagne 2016.jpg
Born (1972-06-18) 18 June 1972 (age 49)
NationalityFrench
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active1993–present

Nadège Beausson-Diagne (born 18 June 1972 in Paris) is a French actress, singer and columnist. She is mainly known for having played the police chief Sara Douala in the television series Plus belle la vie. She also appeared in successful films such as Podium by Yann Moix and Nothing to Declare [Rien à déclarer] by Dany Boon.

Career beginnings[edit]

Beausson-Diagne made her first film appearance in 2004, playing one of Benoit Poelvooirde’s four “Bernadettes” in Podium. She continued acting, appearing in various feature films such as Agathe Cléry directed by Valérie Lemercier, with whom she would later work in Marie-Francine, and in Nothing to Declare by Dany Boon, who had previously directed her in Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis.

First success[edit]

From 2010 to 2014, she played the role of Commissioner Sara Douala in the soap opera Plus belle la vie. When her departure from the show was announced, a petition was circulated by her fans demanding that she be kept on.

Career[edit]

In 2014, the Bausson-Diagne decided to join the Pep's series where she played the role of Catherine Paillard, the director of Victor Hugo College. The same year, she became a columnist in the program Touche pas à mon poste! before leaving the program in 2016. She then joined Bruno de Stabenrath with whom she co-presented Faut pas pousser on the channel Numéro 23.

In 2017, she appeared in the video for the single "On est là" by the rapper Féfé, playing the role of a concert manager. However, she continued her acting career, playing in Ôtez-moi d'un doute, a comedy that won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Brillantissime, Michèle Laroque's first film.

Theater[edit]

Year Title Author Director
2000 Monsieur Amédée Alain Reynaud-Fourton Jean-Pierre Dravel
2006 Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Molière Alain Sachs
2008 Open Bed David Serrano Charlotte de Turckheim
2011-12 Oscar Claude Magnier [fr] Éric Civanyan

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 Night of Vampyrmania Richard J. Thomson
1997 Alliance cherche doigt The Caribbean Jean-Pierre Mocky
Saraka bô Denis Amar
1998-99 Commissaire Moulin Yves Rénier & Denis Amar (2) TV Series (2 Episodes)
2000 Un gars, une fille Francis Duquet TV Series (1 Episode)
Le g.R.E.C. Fred Béraud-Dufour & Pat Le Guen-Tenot TV Series (2 Episodes)
2001 Sa mère, la pute The black coach Brigitte Roüan TV Movie
2002 Jet Lag Roissy Passenger Danièle Thompson
Djogo Wissi Henri-Joseph Koumba Bididi
Vivre me tue Jean-Pierre Sinapi
La chair est triste The Woman Jérémie Nassif Short
La vie devant nous Alain Choquart TV Series (1 Episode)
2003 Les baigneuses Rita Viviane Candas
Le silence de la forêt Simone Bassek Ba Kobhio & Didier Ouenangare
2004 Podium Nadège Yann Moix
Courrier du coeur Stéphanie Christian Faure TV Movie
Coup de vache The Cop Lou Jeunet TV Movie
2005 Les hommes de coeur Karine Édouard Molinaro TV Series (1 Episode)
Inspector Sori Sali Mamady Sidibé TV Series (1 Episode)
Groupe flag The mistress Étienne Dhaene TV Series (1 Episode)
P.J. Tina Gérard Vergez & Christophe Barbier TV Series (9 Episodes)
2006 Madame Irma Sylvie Didier Bourdon & Yves Fajnberge
Suzanne The Singer Viviane Candas (2)
Commissaire Cordier Véronique Christophe Douchand TV Series (1 Episode)
Équipe médicale d'urgence Étienne Dhaene (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
2007 Julie Lescaut Victoire Saint-Gilles Daniel Janneau TV Series (4 Episodes)
2008 Agathe Cléry Nathalie Étienne Chatiliez
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis The employee Dany Boon
Comme les autres The midwife Vincent Garenq
2009 Otages The counsel Didier Albert TV Movie
Action spéciale douanes Zazie Patrick Jamain & Alain Rudaz TV Series (6 Episodes)
2010 Film Socialisme Constance Jean-Luc Godard
Nothing to Declare Nadia Bakari Dany Boon (2)
Enquêtes réservées Rebecca Bruno Garcia TV Series (1 Episode)
2010-13 Plus belle la vie Sara Douala Several TV Series (115 Episodes)
2011 Course contre la montre Sara Douala Roger Wielgus TV Movie
2012 True love Lisa Joseph Cahill TV Movie
Nom de code : Rose Sandrine Duval Arnauld Mercadier TV Movie
2013 Pauvre Richard ! Josephine Malik Chibane
2014 Family Show Marie-Aimée Clément Pascal Lahmani TV Movie
2015 Cherif Nathalie Roussel Julien Zidi TV Series (1 Episode)
Pep's Madame Paillard Jonathan Barré TV Series (1 Episode)
2016 Le petit locataire Jackie Nadège Loiseau
La promesse du feu Press Officer Christian Faure (2) TV Movie
2017 Marie-Francine Nadège Valérie Lemercier
2018 Brillantissime Michèle Laroque

Television[edit]

Since 2015, she is columnist in the TV show Touche pas à mon poste!.

Activism[edit]

In September 2018 she was invited to the Summer University of Feminism organized by Marlène Schiappa in Paris.

During the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, she walked the red carpet alongside fifteen other actresses to denounce the under-representation of black and mixed-race French women as well as racist clichés in French cinema.[1] "Fortunately you have fine features", "Do you speak African?", "Too black to play the role a Métis", "Not African enough for an African"; these are the comments that Beausson-Diagne heard throughout her life.[2]

In March 2019, she revealed that she had been a victim of sexual assault: "I too have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted on two film shoots in Africa. That was a very long time ago. The pain was swallowed up. Today I am ready to speak out to help liberate this word and recover my life".[3] She is a member of the 50/50 collective which aims to promote gender equality and the diversity in the cinema and audiovisual sector.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cannes 2018 : la cause noire s'invite sur le tapis rouge du Festival". Franceinfo (in French). 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  2. ^ "Cannes : 16 femmes noires montent les marches ensemble pour dénoncer le racisme latent du cinéma français". DH Les Sports + (in French). 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  3. ^ Guyard, Myriam (2 March 2019). "Nadège Beausson-Diagne "prête à parler" : l'actrice révèle avoir été victime d'agressoin sexuelle". voici.fr.

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