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.
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.
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.
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.
|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||Éric Civanyan|
|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|
|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|
Since 2015, she is columnist in the TV show Touche pas à mon poste!.
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. "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.
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". She is a member of the 50/50 collective which aims to promote gender equality and the diversity in the cinema and audiovisual sector.
- "Cannes 2018 : la cause noire s'invite sur le tapis rouge du Festival". Franceinfo (in French). 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
- "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.
- Guyard, Myriam (2 March 2019). "Nadège Beausson-Diagne "prête à parler" : l'actrice révèle avoir été victime d'agressoin sexuelle". voici.fr.