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Déborah François Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium
Height 5' 5¼" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career. L'enfant won the Palme d'Or in Cannes 2005 and François was praised for her sensitive portrayal of Sonia, the young mother of the film.

Déborah François returned to Cannes in 2006 for the presentation of The Page Turner in Un Certain Regard category. The film's director, Denis Dercourt, who is also a musician, commented "I used to teach music to child prodigies, and Déborah reminds me of those; she's a child prodigy." In 2008 she received a César for Most Promising Actress for The First Day of the Rest of Your Life in which she played the teenage daughter of a family.

François's early promise has see her make many films since that display her talent and versatility. Presently she lives in Paris and is engaged to Victor, a director of photography.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (10)

Lives in Paris, France.
Enjoys reading fantasy novels.
Owns two cats called Ulysses and Chimère.
Born to a policeman and his wife, a social worker, she grew up with an older sister and a younger brother.
Attended the same high school in Liège as Marie Gillain.
She was chosen ahead of 150 other hopefuls for the role of Sonya in L'enfant (2005).
Has named Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall and Grace Kelly as her three favorite classic actresses.
(12/05) Visited Argentina to promote L'enfant (2005).
Is one of 5 Belgian actors to win a César award. The others are Natacha Régnier, Cécile de France, Yolande Moreau and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Was 21 years old when she played the mother of a 10 years old girl in My Queen Karo (2009).

Personal Quotes (1)

My life changed completely. Before L'enfant (2005), I thought, "I'm this lucky girl who is going to make a movie, but that's going to be the only movie I'll ever make". I had never even been to Paris before and all of a sudden I'm around the world with festivals. It was very different from high school.

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