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Marina Sylvie Foïs (born 21 January 1970)[1] is a French actress.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 Theater 5 References 6 External links

Life and career[edit] Born in Boulogne-Billancourt
Boulogne-Billancourt
in the department of Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
in a family from Russian, Jewish Egyptian, German and Italian ancestry,[2][3] Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
was discovered in 1986 for her comedy work in The School for Wives, at the age of 16. She decided to take classes by correspondence and obtained her high school final exam two years later. She then joined The Royal Imperial Green Rabbit Company, which later became Les Robins des Bois, composed of students from the Cours Florent taught by Isabelle Nanty. The troupe caught the attention of Dominique Farrugia in 1996 and went on to act and direct in the Comédie+
Comédie+
show La Grosse Émission for two years. During that period, Foïs co-wrote sketches with Pierre-François Martin-Laval, playing a number of various characters, like the dim-witted Sophie Pétoncule and the pedantic director Marie-Mûre. The show continued the next year on Canal+
Canal+
and had a bigger audience. In June 2001, Foïs and the troupe parted ways to focus on their individual film careers. Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
became a prolific actress, with two to five films released every year. Personal life[edit] Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
has two sisters. Giulia Foïs is a journalist at Libération
Libération
and a former columnist in the program Arrêt sur images presented by Daniel Schneidermann
Daniel Schneidermann
on France
France
5, and a current news anchor on I-Télé. Her second sister Elena is a doctor. Their brother, Fabio, died of an airplane crash while participating in an aerobatic demonstration. Marina was in a domestic partnership with fellow "Robins des Bois" actor Maurice Berthélémy. She was then romantically involved with Éric Lartigau. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Lazare, on 3 December 2004 at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris. A second son, Georges, was born on 25 September 2008. Filmography[edit]

Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
at the 37th César Awards
37th César Awards
in 2012.

Year Title Role Director Notes

1993 La perme Solange Emmanuel Silvestre & Thibault Staib Short

1994 Casque bleu Julie Gérard Jugnot

1997 Et si on faisait un bébé ? Marianne Christiane Spiero TV Movie

1998 Serial Lover Mina Schuster James Huth

1999 Trafic d'influence The firecrackers guest Dominique Farrugia

L'amour déchiré The Girl Yann Piquer Short

Triste à mourir Noémie Alexandre Billon Short

Rien ne sert de courir The Girl Patrick Bosso Short

2000 Uppercut The Young Girl Patrice Jourdan & Sören Prévost Short

L'instant norvégien Various Several TV Series

La cape et l'épée Various Jean-Jacques Amsellem TV Series (24 Episodes)

2001 La Tour Montparnasse Infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Charles Nemes

2002 Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Sucettalanis Alain Chabat

The Race Young nurse Djamel Bensalah

Hypnotized and Hysterical Natacha Claude Duty Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress

Jojo la frite Marie Nicolas Cuche

Restauratec Lady Service Nicolas Charlet & Bruno Lavaine TV Short

2003 The Car Keys Actress Laurent Baffie

Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? The customer of the pharmacy Éric Lartigau

Bienvenue au gîte Caroline Claude Duty (2)

2004 RRRrrrr!!! Guy Alain Chabat
Alain Chabat
(2)

Un petit jeu sans conséquence Axelle Bernard Rapp

J'me sens pas belle Fanny Fontana Bernard Jeanjean

Casablanca Driver Sandy O'Brian Maurice Barthélémy

À boire Bénédicte Marion Vernoux

2005 Madagascar Gloria Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath French Voice

2006 Un ticket pour l'espace Soizic Éric Lartigau
Éric Lartigau
(2)

Essaye-moi Firmin's Mother Pierre-François Martin-Laval

Les hommes s'en souviendront... Simone Veil Valérie Müller Short

2007 Darling Catherine Nicolle Christine Carrière Nominated - César Award for Best Actress Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress

2008 A Simple Heart Mathilde Aubain Marion Laine

La personne aux deux personnes Muriel Perrache Nicolas Charlet & Bruno Lavaine (2)

Le plaisir de chanter Muriel Ilan Duran Cohen

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Gloria Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath (2) French Voice

2009 All About Actresses Herself Maïwenn

Making Plans for Lena Frédérique Christophe Honoré

Change of Plans Mélanie Carcassonne Danièle Thompson

2010 22 Bullets Marie Goldman Richard Berry

The Big Picture Sarah Exben Éric Lartigau
Éric Lartigau
(3)

Happy Few Rachel Antony Cordier

2011 Polisse Iris Maïwenn
Maïwenn
(2) Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress Nominated - César Award for Best Actress Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress Nominated - CinEuphoria Awards - Best Actress

Les yeux de sa mère Maylis Tremazan Thierry Klifa

2012 Maman Alice Alexandra Leclère

Frank-Étienne vers la béatitude Glaïeul Constance Meyer Short

Madagascar
Madagascar
3: Europe's Most Wanted Gloria Eric Darnell (3), Tom McGrath (3) & Conrad Vernon French Voice

Bref Herself Kyan Khojandi TV Series (1 Episode)

2013 The Ultimate Accessory Sophie Valérie Lemercier

Boule & Bill Maman Boule Alexandre Charlot & Franck Magnier

Vandal Hélène Hélier Cisterne

Le débarquement Various Renaud Le Van Kim TV Series (1 Episode)

2014 Paris
Paris
Follies Christiane Marc Fitoussi

Bodybuilder Léa Roschdy Zem

Tiens-toi droite Louise Katia Lewkowicz

Tout est permis The Psy Émilie Deleuze TV Movie

3xManon Monique Jean-Xavier de Lestrade TV Mini-Series

2015 Daddy or Mommy Florence Leroy Martin Bourboulon

Orage Maria Fabrice Camoin

Démons Catarina Marcial Di Fonzo Bo TV Movie

2016 La Tour 2 contrôle infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Éric Judor

Irréprochable Constance Beauvau Sébastien Marnier Nominated - César Award for Best Actress

Pericle Anastasia Stefano Mordini

Daddy or Mommy
Daddy or Mommy
2 Florence Corrigan Martin Bourboulon (2)

2017 The Workshop Olivia Dejazet Laurent Cantet

Two Snails Set Off

Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
& Romain Segaud Short

Manon 20 ans Monique Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (2) TV Mini-Series

2018 Gaspard va au mariage Peggy Antony Cordier (2)

Theater[edit]

Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Year Title Author Director Notes

1986 The School for Wives Molière Jean-Marc Brisset

1987 L'Occasion Prosper Mérimée Fanny Mentre

1988 Britannicus Jean Racine Olivier Médicus & Jean-Marc Brisset (2)

1991 Le Bébé de Monsieur Laurent Roland Topor Jean-Christophe Berjon

29 degrés à l'ombre Maman Sabouleux Eugène Labiche Isabelle Nanty

1992 Zizanie Julien Vartet Raymond Acquaviva

1993 Reniflard and Co Marx Brothers Jean-Christophe Berjon (2)

Souffleurs Dino Buzzati Jean-Christophe Berjon (3)

1994 La Princesse d'Élide Molière Jean-Luc Revol

1995 L'Heureux Stratagème Pierre de Marivaux Jean-Luc Revol (2)

1996 Dorothy Parker : Les heures blêmes Dorothy Parker Jean-Luc Revol (3)

1997 Robin des Bois d'à peu près Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas Pierre-François Martin-Laval

2005-06 La Tour de la Défense Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo Festival d'Avignon

2006 Les poulets n'ont pas de chaises Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo (2) & Élise Vigier

Viol Botho Strauß Luc Bondy Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe

2008-09 La Estupidez Rafael Spregelburd Marcial Di Fonzo Bo (3) & Élise Vigier (2) Théâtre national de Chaillot Théâtre National de Bretagne

2010 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers

2011 Harper Regan Simon Stephens Lukas Hemleb Théâtre du Rond-Point

2012 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli (2) Théâtre du Gymnase Marie Bell

References[edit]

^ Birth certificate n° 186/1970, Les Gens du Cinéma. ^ "Zoom sur Marina Foïs" (in French). Gala.  ^ " Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
à coeur ouvert sur la mort de son frère..." (in French). Pure People. October 29, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marina Foïs.

Marina Foïs
Marina Foïs
on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 66209678 LCCN: no2005084208 ISNI: 0000 0001 1950 6851 GND: 1029473560 SUDOC: 083974679 BNF: cb141785281 (da

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