Élodie Bouchez

Élodie Bouchez-Bangalter (born 5 April 1973) is a French actress. She is known for her role as Renée Rienne on the fifth and final season of the television show Alias and for playing Maïté Alvarez in the film Wild Reeds.

Élodie Bouchez
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Bouchez at the 2018 Cabourg Film Festival
Born (1973-04-05) 5 April 1973 (age 47)
Other namesPaployon
Years active1990–present

Early life and careerEdit

Bouchez was born in Montreuil-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France. She is best known for her César Award's Most Promising Actress winning film Wild Reeds (1994) by André Téchiné, and the Best Actress Award for the film La Vie rêvée des anges at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] She also won the Best Actress award for Poetical Refugee (original French title La faute à Voltaire) at the Cologne Mediterranean Film Festival-2001.

In the fall of 2005, she joined the cast of the American TV series Alias for its fifth and final season. She played Renée Rienne, an assassin who works unofficially for a black ops division of the CIA. Although considered a main cast member, she only appeared in select episodes, her character acting as something of a "secret weapon". Bouchez has also guest starred on Showtime's lesbian drama series The L Word, where she portrays Claude, a French writer who meets Jenny on a trip to Canada.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Bouchez is married to Thomas Bangalter of electronic music duo Daft Punk.[2]


Year Title Role Director Notes
1990 Stan the Flasher Natacha Serge Gainsbourg
1993 Tango Girl in Aeroplane Patrice Leconte
Le cahier volé Virginie Christine Lipinska
1994 Wild Reeds Maïté Alvarez André Téchiné César Award for Most Promising Actress
1995 Le Péril jeune Sophie Cédric Klapisch
Those were the days Delphine Didier Haudepin
1996 Full Speed Julie Gaël Morel
The Proprietor Young Girl Ismail Merchant
1997 Clubbed to Death Lola Yolande Zauberman
La divine poursuite Angèle Michel Deville
Flammen im Paradies Georgette / Juliette Markus Imhoof
Le ciel est à nous Lola / Marguerite Graham Guit
1998 The Dreamlife of Angels Isabelle 'Isa' Tostin Erick Zonca Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress
César Award for Best Actress
European Film Award for Best Actress
Lumières Award for Best Actress
Zonzon Carmen Laurent Bouhnik
Les kidnappeurs Claire Graham Guit
1999 Lovers Jeanne Jean-Marc Barr
Louise (Take 2) Louise Siegfried
Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday Térésa Didier Le Pêcheur
2001 Poetical Refugee Lucie Abdellatif Kechiche
Too Much Flesh Juliette Jean-Marc Barr & Pascal Arnold
Being Light Justine Jean-Marc Barr & Pascal Arnold
Le petit poucet The ogre's wife Olivier Dahan
The Beatnicks Nica Nicholson Williams
2002 CQ Marlène Roman Coppola
La guerre à Paris Ana Maria Yolande Zauberman
2003 Stormy Weather Cora Sólveig Anspach Nominated - Edda Award for Best Leading Actress
Le pacte du silence Gaëlle / Sarah Graham Guit
2005 Brice de Nice Jeanne James Huth
America Brown Rosie Paul Black
Shooting Vegetarians The Happy Coffee Shop Girl Mikey Jackson
2005-2006 Alias Renée Rienne Ken Olin, Frederick E.O. Toye, ... TV Series (12 Episodes)
2006 Sorry, Haters Eloise Jeff Stanzler
2006-2007 The L Word Claude Mondrian Ilene Chaiken & Bronwen Hughes TV Series (2 Episodes)
2007 Après lui Laure Gaël Morel
Héros Lisa Bruno Merle
Ma place au soleil Julie Eric de Montalier
Tel père telle fille Sandra Olivier De Plas
Je déteste les enfants des autres Cécile Anne Fassio
2008 Seuls Two Juliette Ramzy Bedia & Éric Judor
2010 Happy Few Teri Antony Cordier
In Memory of the Days to Come Maya Jean-Christian Bourcart
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! Asya Zeina Durra
2013 La grande boucle Sylvie Nouel Laurent Tuel
Juliette Louise Pierre Godeau
2014 Reality Alice Tantra Quentin Dupieux
GHB: To Be or Not to Be Jo Laetitia Masson
2016 Hibou Panda / Anita Ramzy Bedia
2017 Gaspard va au mariage Gaspard's mother Antony Cordier
2018 In Safe Hands Alice Jeanne Herry Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur - Best Actress
Lumières Award for Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Guy Young Anne-Marie Alex Lutz
Fleuve noir Lola Bellaile Erick Zonca
2019 Temps de chien Florence Edouard Deluc


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Dreamlife of Angels". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  2. ^ Helman, Peter (18 May 2017). "Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Appears at Cannes With His Naked Face". SPIN. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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