Nora Arnezeder

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Nora Arnezeder
Nora Arnezeder in 2021 (cropped).jpg
Arnezeder in 2021
Born (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 33)
Paris, France
Alma materCours Florent
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2006–present
Known forArmy of the Dead
Tides (The Colony)
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Nora Arnezeder (born (1989-05-08)8 May 1989[1]) is a French actress and singer. The recipient of a Lumières Award, she is an accomplished actress in the French film industry.

Early life[edit]

Arnezeder was born in Paris, France. Her father Wolfgang Arnezeder is Austrian and Catholic, whereas her mother Piera Schinasi is an Egyptian Jew and of Sephardic Jewish descent.[2][3][4] While she was still in high school, she studied acting, dancing and singing at the renowned drama school Cours Florent.[5]


Arnezeder in 2020

Arnezeder's first major role was in 2008 in Paris 36 (French: Faubourg 36) directed by Christophe Barratier, and for which Arnezeder won the Lumières Award as well as the Étoile d'Or award. In this film, Arnezeder also performed the song "Loin de Paname", that was nominated for the Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards.

In 2009, Arnezeder was the face of Guerlain's fragrance L'Idylle.

In 2012, Arnezeder appeared in the film Safe House, as the girlfriend of Ryan Reynolds' character. In the same year she appeared in the role of Celia in The Words, which was presented at the Sundance Film Festival.[6] In the same year, Arnezeder also starred in the horror slasher film Maniac.

In 2013, she was the leading actress in the internationally praised period drama adventure film Angélique directed by Ariel Zeitoun.

She appeared as Chloe Tousignant, a French intelligence investigator, in the main cast of the first two seasons (2015–17) of the CBS series Zoo.[7]

Arnezeder appeared in 6 episodes, between 2014 and 2018, of the series Mozart in the Jungle, playing the feisty, gifted, and rambunctious character of Anna Maria—the wife of the main character.

She played the main role of Evelyn Rey on the single season of the YouTube science fiction series Origin (2018).[8]

In 2021, Arnezeder played Lilly "The Coyote" in Zack Snyder's Netflix film Army of the Dead.[9] She was also cast in the Paramount+ miniseries The Offer.[10]

She starred in the 2021 English-language German-Swiss science fiction thriller film Tides (The Colony), playing the lead role of Blake.

Personal life[edit]

She was in a relationship with English actor Orlando Bloom in 2014.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Commissaire Valence Chloé
2007 Les deux mondes Lyri
2008 Faubourg 36 Douce First major role
2011 Louis la Chance Katia (voice)
La croisière Chloé
2012 What the Day Owes the Night Émilie Major role
The Words Celia
Maniac Anna
Safe House Ana Moreau
2013 Angélique Angélique First lead role
2014 Fiston Sandra
Mozart in the Jungle Anna Maria TV series, seasons 1–2, 4, recurring
Inside Me Madeleine Short film
2015–2016 Zoo Chloe Tousignant TV series, seasons 1-2
2017 Riviera Nadia[12] TV series
2018 In the Cloud Z
Origin Evelyn Rey TV series, main role
2020 Here After Honey Bee Lead role
2021 Army of the Dead Lilly "The Coyote"
Tides (The Colony) Blake Lead role
2022 The Offer Francoise Glazer Miniseries
TBD Le Musk Juliet Lead role
Leopard Skin TV series


  1. ^ "Nora Arnezeder | Biography and Filmography | 1989". 5 February 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ Girard, Isabelle (3 July 2010). "Nora Arnezeder rejoue Melody Nelson". Madame Figaro (in French). Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  3. ^ Schwartz, Arnaud (24 September 2008). "Une révélation de 19 ans. Nora Arnezeder, comédienne". La Croix (in French). Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  4. ^ Welter, Julien (22 April 2011). "Nora Arnezeder:"J'apprends à faire attention a ce que je dis"". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ "École: Anciens à l'affiche • Nora Arnezeder" (in French). Cours Florent. p. 2. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  6. ^ Hansen, Jeffrey (30 January 2012). "Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid Collaborated to Create The Words". Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (24 November 2014). "Nora Arnezeder To Co-Star In 'Zoo'; Christian Campbell Joins 'True Detective'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (26 April 2018). "'Origin' YouTube Sci-Fi Series Sets Natalia Tena & Tom Felton As Leads, Paul W.S. Anderson As Director". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (15 July 2019). "Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Rounds Out Cast with Omari Hardwick, Chris D'Elia". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (8 July 2021). "'The Offer' Adds Burn Gorman As Charles Bluhdorn, Patrick Gallo As Mario Puzo, Josh Zuckerman As Peter Bart & More In Making Of 'The Godfather' Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Orlando Bloom moves on with French actress: report". Page Six. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  12. ^ McNeice, Katie (9 March 2017). "Sky Vision & Altice Studio to Co-Produce Neil Jordan's Drama 'Riviera'". Irish Film and Television Network. Retrieved 22 January 2020.

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