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Mesquida at the Deauville American Film Festival on 3 September 2010
1 October 1981 |
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in South of France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American, but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.
She was discovered at the age of 11, while walking on a road with her mom, by French director Manuel Pradal who was in the middle of the casting process for his movie Mary from the Bay of Angels (Marie Baie des Anges) at the time. She took part in the shooting during the summer after their encounter.
In 1998, she also played opposite Isabelle Huppert in The School of Flesh (L'École de la Chair) by Benoît Jacquot. A few years later, she crossed paths with the renowned director who would make her well-known and, according to Roxane, who made her learn her craft: Catherine Breillat. First they collaborated in Fat Girl (À ma sœur !), then in Sex Is Comedy, and they worked together again in 2006 on The Last Mistress, with Asia Argento.
In 2006, Mesquida played alongside Vincent Cassel in Sheitan, by Kim Chapiron, after which she decided to move to the United States. She spent several months in New York, where she attended The Barrow Group with Anne Hathaway, before settling in Los Angeles.
Mesquida then played in Kaboom, by independent filmmaker Gregg Araki, as well as in Rubber by Quentin "Mr. Oizo" Dupieux. She also starred in Buck 65's music video, "Paper Airplane", and in Gruff Rhys's, "Shark Ridden Waters".
From 2011 to 2012, Mesquida played Béatrice, the sister of Louis Grimaldi (Hugo Becker) in the fifth season of the American teen drama television series Gossip Girl. She also starred in the New Zealand film The Most Fun You Can Have Dying by Kirstin Marcon, as well as Kiss of the Damned by Alexandra Cassavetes (the daughter of John Cassavetes), and Homesick by young independent filmmaker Frédéric Da. In 2012, she was cast in the Canadian action television series XIII: The Series, and appeared in Marilyn Manson's music video for "No Reflection".
Over the years Mesquida has worked with many renowned photographers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Ellen von Unwerth for Russian Vogue, Corinne Day for French Vogue, she did the cover of Italian Vogue photographed by Paolo Roversi, the cover of French Playboy photographed by François Rotger, as well as the covers of British Asos, Crash magazine, Citizen K, Express Style, among many others. She also appeared in countless magazines, such as American Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair Italia, Harper's Bazaar, Self Service, Rolling Stone Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, Jalouse magazine, L'Officiel magazine, British Above, Italian Velvet, and No magazine.
She is also the muse of shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau.
Mesquida's style has been praised by many Fashion magazines around the world, such as American Vogue, French Vogue, etc.
Mesquida wanted to go to Art School (the Beaux-Arts) but finally abandoned the idea to pursue her career in acting. She is still passionate about the Arts and often visits museums. Her favorite painting is The Scream by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch.
She is known for being an avid movie-goer (she watches about 400 movies a year) and for choosing her movies very carefully. Among her favorite movies are Béla Tarr's Sátántangó, Carlos Reygadas's Silent Light, Claire Denis's Beau Travail (Good Work), Bruno Dumont's Humanité (Humanity) and Abdellatif Kechiche's Black Venus.
She lives in Charlie Chaplin's former house in West Hollywood.
Mesquida is currently writing a book with her mother.
|1997||Mary from the Bay of Angels||Mireille|
|1998||School of Flesh, TheThe School of Flesh||Marine|
|2001||Fat Girl||Elena Pingot|
|2002||Âges ingrats||The young girl||Short film|
|2002||paradis de Laura, LesLes paradis de Laura||Laura||Television film|
|2002||Sex Is Comedy||The actress|
|2002||Very Opposite Sexes||Hélène|
|2004||Grand Voyage, LeLe Grand Voyage||Lisa (photo and voice)|
|2005||vagues, LesLes vagues||Célia|
|2006||Mentir un peu||Irène||Television film|
|2007||Last Mistress, TheThe Last Mistress||Hermangarde|
|2009||dérive, LaLa dérive||N/A|
|2010||Adieu Molitor||Jennifer||Short film|
|2010||Dans ta bouche||The girl from Los Angeles||Direct-to-DVD|
|2011||Quand j'étais gothique||Aurore||Short film|
|2012||Most Fun You Can Have Dying, TheThe Most Fun You Can Have Dying||Sylvie|
|2012||Kiss of the Damned||Mimi|
|2013||Doors, TheThe Doors||Liz||Short film|
|2015||Malgré la nuit|
|2011–12||Gossip Girl||Béatrice Grimaldi||3 episodes|
|2012||XIII: The Series||Betty Barnowsky||Main cast (season 2); 12 episodes|
- Nededog, Jethro (22 June 2011). "'Gossip Girl' Casts French Actress Roxane Mesquida as Blair's Future In-Law". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
...French actress and model Roxane Mesquida, 29, has been cast in the recurring role of Blair's future sister-in-law...
- French interview in 2001 she said she was 19 years old http://www.ina.fr/ardisson/tout-le-monde-en-parle/video/I08112022/roxane-mesquida-pour-son-film-a-ma-soeur.fr.html
- Paper Airplane, Buck 65.
- Shark Ridden Waters, Gruff Rhys.
- Frédéric Da.
- Roxane in French Playboy.
- Roxane in Asos magazine.
- Roxane in Crash magazine.
- Roxane in Citizen K magazine.
- Roxane in Express Style.
- Roxane's photoshoots.
- Selection of photos.
- Roxane Mesquida - Selection of photos.
- Roxane Mesquida for Opening Ceremony.
- Roxane Mesquida for Jerome C. Rousseau.
- Roxane Best-Dressed by American Vogue.
- Roxane Mesquida & MDNA DJing.
- Paris Match interview.