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Virginie Ledoyen

Ledoyen in 2009
Born Virginie Fernandez
15 November 1976 (1976-11-15) (age 33)
Aubervilliers, Paris, France
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Iain Rogers (2007–present)

Virginie Ledoyen (born 15 November, 1976)[1] is a French actress.

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Life and career

She was born Virginie Fernandez in Aubervilliers, Paris, the daughter of Olga, a restaurateur, and Bernard Fernandez, a merchant who sold cleaning products.[2] Her paternal grandfather was Spanish.[3] She was a print model from the age of 2 and later took on the stage name "Ledoyen" after the maiden name of her maternal grandmother, who had been a stage actress.

Her breakthrough came with La Fille seule (1995) for which she was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress. Also she received two César Award nominations for Les marmottes (1993) and L'eau froide (1994). Outside of France, her best-known role is alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach (2000). In the fall of 2000, she signed a contract with L'Oréal, as a spokesmodel with the cosmetics company. She was featured alongside two models Laetitia Casta and Noémie Lenoir.

On 29 September 2001, she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Lilas.

Filmography

Ledoyen at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Other media

  • "Saint-Germain des Prés," narrator--an audio walking-tour of the Paris neighborhood. Created by Soundwalk[4]

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