Adèle Exarchopoulos

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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adele Exarchopoulos 2014.jpg
Adèle Exarchopoulos in 2014
Born (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 27)
NationalityFrench, Greek
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
Children1

Adèle Exarchopoulos (Greek: Αντέλ Εξαρχόπουλος; French pronunciation:  [adɛl ɛgzaʁkɔpulɔs] ; born 22 November 1993) is a French actress. She is best known for her leading role as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013), for which she earned international attention and critical acclaim; at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, she became the youngest person in the history of the festival to be awarded the Palme d'Or. For her performance in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the César Award for Most Promising Actress, and the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year, among dozens of other accolades. [1]

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Early life

Exarchopoulos grew up in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place des Fêtes. Her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitar teacher, and her mother, Marina Niquet, a nurse. Her paternal grandfather was Greek. [2] [3]

Career

In 2006, Exarchopoulos was spotted by an agent and made her first television appearance in an episode of the French police series R.I.S, police scientifique . At thirteen, she had a role in the 2007 film Boxes . [2] She also appeared in the films Les Enfants de Timpelbach (2008), The Round Up (2010), Turk's Head (2010), Chez Gino (2011), Carré blanc (2011), Pieces of Me (2012) and I Used to Be Darker (2013). She attracted international attention and critical acclaim for her performance in Blue Is the Warmest Colour , a 2013 film based on the 2010 French graphic novel of the same name. [4] The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Exarchopoulos and co-star Léa Seydoux were awarded the Palme d'Or alongside director Abdellatif Kechiche, becoming the only women apart from director Jane Campion to have won the award; [5] Exarchopoulos is the youngest person to ever receive the award. [6]

Exarchopoulos at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Adele Exarchopoulos Cannes 2013.jpg
Exarchopoulos at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

She received critical praise and her performance was cited as one of the year's best. [7] IndieWire critic Eric Kohn stated that he believed Exarchopoulos' performance was the best female performance of 2013. [8] Her performance was praised for its "rawness." [9]

Exarchopoulos discussed her process with The New York Times , explaining: "Abdellatif tried to keep us close to reality. He asked us to play with our own emotions. For example, I kept my own voice. It’s very subtle, very delicate, the things that are a part of you and the things that are a part of your character". In March 2014, she was in consideration to play Tiger Lily in Pan but lost to Rooney Mara. [10] She then appeared in The Last Face alongside Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron, directed by Sean Penn, which premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. [11]

She plays Judith in the 2015 period drama film Les Anarchistes . She also appeared in Racer and the Jailbird , a film by Belgian film director Michaël R. Roskam, [12] and Orphan , a French film by Arnaud des Pallières in 2017. [13]

Personal life

Exarchopoulos and actor Jérémie Laheurte  [ fr ] began dating in 2012 during the filming of Blue Is the Warmest Colour , but they ended their relationship in 2015. [14] [15] She and her partner, French rapper Morgan Fremont, known as Doums, have a son, born in 2017. [16]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007 Boxes Lilli
2008 Les Enfants de Timpelbach Marianne
2010 The Round Up Anna Traube
Turk's Head Nina
2011Chez GinoMaria Roma
Carré blanc Marie (young)
2012Des morceaux de moiErell
2013 I Used to Be Darker Camille
Making a SceneThe WomanShort
Blue Is the Warmest Colour Adèle Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Cannes Film Festival – Palme d'Or and Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year
César Award for Most Promising Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer
Étoiles d'or for Best Actress  [ fr ]
Étoiles d'or for Best Female Newcomer  [ fr ]
Globe de Cristal Award for Best Actress
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Actress
New York Film Critics Online Award for Breakthrough Actress
Prix Romy Schneider
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award
Village Voice Film Poll for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Dorian Awards for Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Nominated—Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—The Guardian Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (Runner-Up)
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (2nd Place)
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Youth Performance
2014 Insecure Jenny
Voyage vers la mèreMarie Louise
2015 Les Anarchistes Judith Lorillard
ApnéeThe WomanShort
2016 Down by Love Anna Amari
The Last Face Ellen
Orphan Sandra
2017 Racer and the Jailbird Bibi Delhany
2018 The White Crow Claire Saint
2019 Sibyl Margot
RevenirMona
2020 Mandibles Agnès
Bac Nord

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006 R.I.S, police scientifique Sarah
2020La FlammeSoraya

Theatre

YearTitleDirectorVenue
2019La Trilogie de la vengeance Simon Stone Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe

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