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Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
(born 5 May 1977) is a Belgian and French actress, and anchor on French television.


1 Life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 Feature films 2.2 Television 2.3 Dubbing

3 Awards and nominations

3.1 César Award 3.2 Globes de Cristal Awards 3.3 Lumières Award 3.4 Magritte Award

4 References 5 Sources 6 External links

Life and career[edit]

Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
at the Molière Award
Molière Award
in 2014

She is the daughter of Professor André Efira, hemato-oncologist, and Carine Verelst. Efira is of partial Greek-Jewish descent.[1][2] She was first hired by Club RTL
Club RTL
(A Belgian TV channel in the RTL Group) to present a children's show called Mégamix. She went on to present other programmes in Belgium, including A la recherche de la nouvelle Star. In September 2002 she was offered the job of the presenter of Belgian's version of Star Academy. After casting to be a weather girl on France's M6 channel, she was soon pushed into the limelight as one of M6's main public faces, presenting shows such as Le Grand Zap, La saga des ..., Follement Gay, Absolument 80/90, Le Grand Piège and Drôles d'équipes. She was the host of Classé Confidentiel for one year, before replacing Benjamin Castaldi as the host of the popular musical reality show Nouvelle Star
Nouvelle Star
for the end of the show's fourth series. She also presents various shows on RTL-TVi (a spin-off channel in the RTL Group). Efira was a guest star on the highly successful French show Kaamelott. Efira's film career took off in 2004, appearing as Dr. Liz Wilson in the French-language version of Garfield: The Movie, as well as playing Piper in the French version of the 2005 film Robots. In 2012, she won the Audience Award at the 2nd Magritte Awards.[3] In 2010, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue. She was married to Patrick Ridremont from 2002 to 2005 when they separated.[4] They filed for divorce in February 2009.[5] She is now in a relationship with Mabrouk El Mechri, with whom she has a daughter, Ali, born 24 May 2013 in Paris.[6] She was granted French citizenship in 2016. Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

2005 Africains poids-moyens Vickie Daniel Cattier Short Film

2009 The Barons The Artist Nabil Ben Yadir

2010 Le Siffleur Candice Philippe Lefebvre

L'amour c'est mieux à deux Angèle Dominique Farrugia & Arnaud Lemort

Kill Me Please Inspector Evrard Olias Barco Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress

2011 La chance de ma vie Joanna Sorini Nicolas Cuche Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival – Best Actress

My Worst Nightmare Julie Anne Fontaine

2012 Hénaut Président Herself Michel Muller

Dead Man Talking Élisabeth Lacroix Patrick Ridremont

2013 Cookie Delphine Léa Fazer

It Boy Alice Lantins David Moreau

Les Invincibles Caroline Frédéric Berthe

Turning Tide Marie Drevil Christophe Offenstein

2015 Caprice Alicia Emmanuel Mouret

Une famille à louer Violette Jean-Pierre Améris

The Sense of Wonder Louise Éric Besnard

2016 Et ta sœur Marie Marion Vernoux

Up for Love Diane Laurent Tirard Nominated – Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress

Elle Rebecca Paul Verhoeven Nominated — Magritte Award for Best Supporting Actress

In Bed with Victoria Victoria Justine Triet Magritte Award for Best Actress Nominated — César Award
César Award
for Best Actress Nominated — Lumières Award for Best Actress

2017 Pris de court Nathalie Emmanuelle Cuau

2018 Le Grand Bain Delphine Gilles Lellouche

Announced Blessed Virgin Benedetta Carlini Paul Verhoeven


Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
in 2017

Year Title Role Director Notes

2006-2009 Kaamelott Berlewen, Bohort's wife Alexandre Astier TV Series

2007 Un amour de fantôme Anna Arnaud Sélignac TV movie

Off Prime Herself

TV Series

2010 En chantier, monsieur Tanner The Banker Stefan Liberski TV movie

2011 À la maison pour Noël Sarah Christian Merret-Palmair TV movie

2016 La Folle Soirée du Palmashow 3 Herself

TV Series

2017 Call My Agent! Herself

TV Series -Season 2 Episode 1


Year Title Role Director Notes

2004 Garfield: The Movie Dr. Liz Wilson Peter Hewitt French voice

2005 Robots Piper Chris Wedge
Chris Wedge
& Carlos Saldanha French voice

2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Dr. Liz Wilson Tim Hill French voice

2008 Max & Co Cathy Samuel Guillaume & Frédéric Guillaume

2011 Puss in Boots Kitty Softpaws Chris Miller French voice

2012 Hotel Transylvania Mavis Genndy Tartakovsky French voice

2015 Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
2 Mavis Genndy Tartakovsky French voice

2017 Drôles de petites bêtes Huguette the wasp Arnaud Bouron & Antoon Krings

2018 Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
3: Summer Vacation' Mavis Genndy Tartakovsky French voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
at the Deauville American Film Festival
Deauville American Film Festival
in 2010

César Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2017 In Bed with Victoria Best Actress Nominated

Globes de Cristal Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2017 Up for Love Best Actress Nominated

Lumières Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result

2017 In Bed with Victoria Best Actress Nominated

Magritte Award[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result


Audience Award Won

Kill Me Please Best Supporting Actress Nominated

2017 In Bed with Victoria Best Actress Won

Elle Best Supporting Actress Nominated


^ http://www.purepeople.com/article/virginie-efira-revele-pourquoi-elle-a-choisi-d-appeler-sa-fille-ali_a197682/1 ^ http://www.femina.ch/people/news-people/virginie-efira-sur-les-traces-de-mary-poppins-animatrice-comedienne ^ "Magritte : Virginie Efira, la préférée du public". La Libre Belgique (in French). 5 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.  ^ "La fin d'une belle histoire". La Dernière Heure (in French). 17 August 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2013.  ^ Bernard, Sophie (13 February 2009). " Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
divorce en direct" (in French). News-de-stars.com. Retrieved 9 February 2013.  ^ " Virginie Efira
Virginie Efira
est maman". Pure People
Pure People
(in French). 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 


This article is based on the translation of the corresponding article of the French.

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(4–6) Virginie Guilhaume (7–8) Cyril Hanouna
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(9–10) Laurie Cholewa (12)


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(2–5) Lio
(6–8) Philippe Manœuvre (6–8) Sinclair (6–7, 9–11) Marco Prince (8) Maurane
(9–10) Olivier Bas (9–10) Yarol Poupaud (11) Elodie Frégé
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(11) Joey Starr
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Jonatan Cerrada (season 1) Steeve Estatof
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(2) Myriam Abel
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(3) Christophe Willem
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(4) Julien Doré
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(5) Amandine Bourgeois
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(6) Soan (7) Luce (8) Sophie-Tith (9) Mathieu Saikaly (10) Emji (11) Paul Plexi (12)

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Thierry Amiel (1) Amel Bent
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(2) Pierrick Lilliu (3) Miss Dominique (4) Benjamin Siksou
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(6) Mélissa Nkonda
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(7) Camélia Jordana
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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 44632079 LCCN: no2013096288 ISNI: 0000 0003 7191 542X GND: 1023372975 SUDOC: 172052017 BNF: