Mélanie Thierry



Date of Birth
17 July 1981, St Germain en Laye, France
Height
5' 3" (1.60 m)

Gallic actress Mélanie Thierry began her ascent to fame as a much sought-after child and teen model in France, then moved into acting. She developed an early screen reputation (and seemed typecast in roles for a considerable period of time) as a siren-like waif with a mesmeric quality that invariably bewitched male characters. (For that reason, more than one source openly compared Thierry to onetime Vadim muse Brigitte Bardot.) She began with a series of roles in French productions that failed to travel abroad and thus confined the actress' recognition to her native country. Not long after, however, the actress scored an international crossover hit at age 18 as the lover of ship-bound Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 (Tim Roth), who very nearly lures him off of the boat where he resides, in Giuseppe Tornatore's "epic fable" The Legend of 1900 (1998); this arrived back to back with a similar turn as a contemporary Esmerelda in director Patrick Timsit's whimsical Hunchback of Notre Dame update Quasimodo d'El Paris (1999). Thierry shifted gears somewhat as the female lead in the supernatural comedy Jojo la Frite (2002), portrayed an injured teenager in Julien Leclercq's Chrysalis (2007), and made her Hollywood debut as one of two romantic leads of action star Vin Diesel in the sci-fi opus Babylon A.D. (2008) -- a U.S.-French international co-production directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Mélanie Thierry began her ascent to fame as a sought-after child and teen model in France, then moved into acting. She began with a series of roles in French productions that failed to travel abroad and thus confined the actress's recognition to her native country. Not long thereafter, however, the actress scored an international crossover hit at age 18 as the love interest of ship-bound Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 in The Legend of 1900. She also appeared opposite Rufus Sewell in two episodes of the popular BBC costume drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion, playing the king's French mistress Louise de Kérouaille.

Thierry made her Hollywood debut in the 2008 film Babylon A.D., as Aurora
Personal life
Thierry has a son named Roman, born 24 May 2008 with long-term partner and French singer Raphael Haroche.
Filmography
Year Film Role Notes
1996 L'amerloque Henriette TV movie
1998 The Legend of 1900 The Girl
1999 Quasimodo d'El Paris Agnès / Esméralda
2000 Canone Inverso Sophie Levy
2002 Jojo La Frite
2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion Louise de Kéroualle aka The Last King (TV mini-series)
2007 Chrysalis Manon
2007 Pu-239 Oxsana
2008 Babylon A.D. Aurora
2008 Largo Winch Naomi
2009 You'll Miss Me Ornella
2009 One for the Road Magali aka Le dernier pour la route
2010 Dumas Charlotte Desrives
2010 The Princess of Montpensier Marie de Montpensier