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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 21, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor, director, screenwriter

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By the age of 20, luminescent Parisian-born actress Julie Delpy had worked with several of Europe's greatest directors, only to become an accomplished filmmaker herself in the years that followed. The daughter of theater professionals, Delpy worked for the first time with legendary director Jean Luc-Godard in "Détective" (1985) at the age of 14. The young actress later stunned audiences with her performance as a reprehensible Nazi supporter in "Europa, Europa" (1990) and held her own opposite established leading man Sam Shepard in "Voyager" (1991). She was the highlight of director Kryztsztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy in its second installment, "White" (1994), and stole the hearts of her leading man Ethan Hawke in her star-making indie film "Before Sunrise" (1996). By the time she and Hawke had returned for the sequel "Before Sunset" (2004), Delpy already had one feature film under her belt as a writer-director-producer-star prior to delivering the romantic dramedy "2 Days in Paris" (2007). Having received nearly unanimous praise for the movie, she continued to wear multiple hats for her follow-up films, "The Countess" (2009) and "2 Days in New York" (2012). Transitioning from stunning...

By the age of 20, luminescent Parisian-born actress Julie Delpy had worked with several of Europe's greatest directors, only to become an accomplished filmmaker herself in the years that followed. The daughter of theater professionals, Delpy worked for the first time with legendary director Jean Luc-Godard in "Détective" (1985) at the age of 14. The young actress later stunned audiences with her performance as a reprehensible Nazi supporter in "Europa, Europa" (1990) and held her own opposite established leading man Sam Shepard in "Voyager" (1991). She was the highlight of director Kryztsztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy in its second installment, "White" (1994), and stole the hearts of her leading man Ethan Hawke in her star-making indie film "Before Sunrise" (1996). By the time she and Hawke had returned for the sequel "Before Sunset" (2004), Delpy already had one feature film under her belt as a writer-director-producer-star prior to delivering the romantic dramedy "2 Days in Paris" (2007). Having received nearly unanimous praise for the movie, she continued to wear multiple hats for her follow-up films, "The Countess" (2009) and "2 Days in New York" (2012). Transitioning from stunning ingénue to established leading actress to respected filmmaker, Delpy had managed to both maintain her professional viability and nurture her artistic creativity.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Looking for Jimmy (1999) Director
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  Blah, Blah, Blah (1995) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Before Midnight (2013)
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 Countess, The (2008)
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 2 Days in Paris (2007)
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 Hoax, The (2006)
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 Broken Flowers (2005) Cast
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 Before Sunset (2004) Celine
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 Beginner's Luck (2002) Anya
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1974:
Made stage debut at age five acting with her parents
1978:
Feature film acting debut in "Guerres civiles en France"
1985:
Met Jean-Luc Godard at age fourteen; cast as 'the wise young girl' in his "Détective"
1986:
First starring role as title character of feature film, "Beatrice/La Passion Beatrice," directed by Bertrand Tavernier
1987:
Made English-language debut in Godard's "King Lear"
1989:
Portrayed a nun, the Virgin Mary and a temptress in Carlos Saura's "The Dark Night"
1990:
Moved to NYC
1991:
Played bewitching Nazi sympathizer in Agnieska Holland's acclaimed "Europa, Europa"
1991:
Starred opposite Sam Shepard in Volker Schlondorff's "Voyager"
1992:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1993:
Landed first Hollywood feature role, playing the love interest of Chris O'Donnell's D'Artagnan in "The Three Musketeers"
1993:
Played the lead in "White," the second film of Krzysztof Kieslowski Three Colors Trilogy; also had smaller roles in "Red" and "Blue"
1994:
Played a Parisian prostitute hired by Eric Stoltz in "Killing Zoe," directed by Roger Avary
1995:
Directed and wrote 12-minute comedy short "Blah, Blah, Blah"; also co-starred; shown at 1996 Sundance Film Festival
1995:
Starred opposite Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater's romantic drama "Before Sunrise"
1997:
Portrayed a lycanthropy victim in "An American Werewolf in Paris"
1998:
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Crime and Punishment"
1999:
Cast as American Barbara Branden, the wife of Rand's younger lover in the Showtime TV-movie "The Passion of Ayn Rand"; film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival
1999:
Starred opposite Adam Goldberg in ABC pilot "True Love"
2001:
Landed recurring guest role on the NBC drama "ER"
2002:
Co-wrote, directed, edited, and produced the indie "Looking for Jimmy"
2004:
Reunited with director Linklater and co-star Hawke for "Before Sunset"; sequel followed Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) who are reunited nine years after they first met; also co-wrote screenplay; received Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Screenplay
2007:
Played Richard Gere's mistress in Lasse Hallstrom's drama "The Hoax"
2007:
Directed, wrote, and co-starred in "2 Days in Paris," a romantic comedy set over a 48-hour period in the City of Light; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Feature
2009:
Wrote, directed, and starred in biographical drama "The Countess"
2011:
Reprised role of Marion in "2 Days in New York"; also directed and co-wrote screenplay
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Education

Actors Studio: New York , New York -
New York University: New York , New York - 1988

Notes

Julie Delpy speaks fluent French, Italian and English.

"Everybody but me was intimidated by Kieslowski. He likes to project this image of a dark, serious person, but he makes me laugh. I learned a lot from him, but he has a strange way of working. I had to push him to let me be more free with my character because he likes to direct his actresses movement by movement, and I didn't think his method was right for my character. My performance had to be a bit over the top because it's comedy. I think this is one of the few times he let an actress do more of her own thing, and we had fun together."---Julie Delpy on her experience with Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski to LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 29, 1995.

"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. At this point, I hardly have time for dinner with friends. So where does someone fit into that kind of life? Then again, maybe I'll meet the right person and be married in two months. Life's full of surprises, and I'm never one to be bored."---Delpy quoted in NEW YORK POST, December 28, 1997.

"I've been shooting these video movies, which I'm pretty excited about, but this is my first 35-millimeter feature. I think, because I started in this business so young, at 14, and I worked very early with so many great directors, that I was artistically ready to direct at 18. But because I worked with so many great directors, I wasn't secure enough to do that. Now I just say, 'Why not? What's to fear?'"---Julie Delpy on her feature directing project "Tell Me" to LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 14, 1999

"My personality is 90 percent darkness and 10 percent light, though I do have a sense of humor about it."---Julie Delpy to People, July 6, 2004.

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father:
Albert Delpy. Actor. Played Baron de Gueret in "Ridicule" (1996), among his many film roles.
mother:
Marie Pillet. Actor. Has acted in three films directed by Patrice Leconte ("Tandem" 1987 and "Ridicule" with husband).

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