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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), Killing Zoe (1993), Three Colors: White (1994), and the "Before" series, alongside Ethan Hawke: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013).

She graduated from NYU's film school, and wrote and directed the short film Blah Blah Blah (1995), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a resident of Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Trivia (15)

Was named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Beautiful" in 1995.
Daughter of actor Albert Delpy and actress Marie Pillet.
Beginning in 1990, she has been studying filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, directing, writing and acting in more than 30 films.
Loves sewing and making her own clothes.
Good friends with actor Ethan Hawke and Adam Goldberg.
She released a self-titled album in 2003.
Is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe.
Has very poor eyesight. She has no depth perception.
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Became a United States citizen in 2001. She still keeps her French citizenship.
Her son Leo was born in January 2009. Father is her boyfriend Marc Streitenfeld.
Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski became a mentor to her in 1993, and cast her in his "Three Colors" trilogy.
Growing up in Paris, France, she made her first short film at age 12, then wrote her first screenplay at age 16. Later, when she started to act, she saved the money she earned to help pay her way through the film program at New York University.
Delpy auditioned for the role of Sophie in The Da Vinci Code (2006).
She was dubbed in Europa Europa (1990) as she did not speak German.

Personal Quotes (9)

I'm an adaptable nomad. I love Paris, I've been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990. I love London, too. My roots are inside of me.
[on 2 Days in New York (2012)] I thought "How can I make money from something I don't personally value, but people would value?" And I thought, "Oh, my soul. Some people believe in the soul, so maybe someone would buy it". And I thought of putting it on eBay, just for fun, at one point. I didn't, but it gave me the idea of using it in the film.
A lot of people expect women to have a certain limit to how polite they can be. It seems it's more the domain of men to say things that are really outrageous. So, for me it's very freeing as a woman to not even be politically correct about feminism. Obviously I'm for women's rights and I'm very feminist, but I'm beyond feminism.
I have no problem with crudeness. I never go overboard because I don't want to be tacky, but I think a certain crudeness is funny. I've always been like that.
[on Before Midnight (2013)] The dynamic of the first two films was pretty similar, it was about connecting and then reconnecting. This one is different in that it concerns the problems that stem from being connected. It's about being tethered, feeling trapped.
[on Before Midnight (2013)] I wanted it to be realistic! Sometimes I see films where people have sex with a bra on. I mean, what country do they come from? I don't think I've ever had sex with a bra on in my life, except maybe once. It's not the most comfortable thing to be acting topless. I've never actually showed my body that much, even though I'm a French actress. It was a big deal for me to do it. This movie isn't fantasy. This is a film for people who can handle a pair of tits.
[on Oscar voters] It's 90% white men over 70 who need money because they haven't done anything in a long time, you just need to give them two or three presents and they're in your pocket. It doesn't mean anything to me, so I don't really care if there are women in the selection process.
[on the Weinstein Company] In the '90s, there were real independent movies, but they have slowly been crushed by the majors. The minute they take over something, they crush it.
[on her Hollywood movies] Every time I've become a part of the Hollywood mainstream, it's been crap!

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