Marion Cotillard’s BiographyMarion Cotillard is an actress, whose name is familiar to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic. Over the span of fewer than 10 years, she became an accomplished actress of the French cinema, after which she had made herself a name in Hollywood. The star of the Taxi trilogy, the biopic "la vie en rose" and the spy drama Allied.
Marion Cotillard's ChildhoodA citizen of the world's most romantic city, Marion Cotillard grew up in an aristocratic family: her father was a theatrical director, taught dramatic art, and headed the Cotillard Theatre Company, whereas her mother worked in one of the theatres in Paris.
Acting CareerHer appearance in the legendary French-Canadian TV-series Highlander (episode Nowhere to run), starring Adrian Paul, became the first movie job of the young French actress. In 1994 19-year-old Marion made her debut in a feature-length film – a touching drama The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed (the female lead – Mathilde).
In 1998 Marion came back to the screens in Luc Besson’s action-packed comedy Taxi. She performed the role of Lilly Bertineau, the main character’s girlfriend – a desperate and reckless taxi driver, who helps the police to investigate bank robberies, conducted by Mercedes drivers.
In-between the filming of Taxi, the actress appeared in the romantic comedy Love Me If You Dare, a César Award-winning war drama A Very Long Engagement, which gave Marion an experience of working with the legendary Audrey Tautou, and the comedy Pretty Things. The success of each of these pictures only furthered Cotillard's popularity both in France and abroad.
In November 2016 the movie Allied premiered. A spy thriller with elements of a love drama explored the love story between English intelligence operative Max and his beloved Marianne, an activist of the French Resistance.
A year later the drama Angel Face premiered, telling the story of a single mother, who decides to abandon her child for her new love. The picture was not well-received by the critics but was liked by the actress’s fans.