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Adèle Haenel (born 1 January 1989) is a French actress.

Adèle Haenel
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Adèle Haenel in 2017
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 30)
Paris, France
Years active2002–present


Life and careerEdit

She has been nominated twice for the César Award for Most Promising Actress; in 2008 for her performance in Water Lilies (2007), and in 2012 for House of Tolerance (2011).[1]

In 2014, Haenel was awarded the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Suzanne.[2]

In 2015, she won the César Award for Best Actress for performance in the film Love at First Fight.[3]

Since 2014, Haenel has been in a romantic relationship with director Céline Sciamma, whom she met on the set of Water Lilies. Haenel publicly acknowledged their relationship in her acceptance speech for her César award in 2014.[4] Their relationship continues.[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Les Diables Chloé
2006 Water Lilies Floriane
2009 Déchaînées Lucie TV movie
2010 Adieu Molitor La copine de Paulin Short film
2010 Les Grandes Forêts Lise Short film
2010 Pauline Short film
2011 Iris in Bloom Isabelle
2011 House of Tolerance Léa
2011 Heat Wave Amélie
2011 Les Enfantants de la Nuit Heriette Short film
2011 Goldman Jeanne TV movie
2012 Folks Short film
2012 Alyah Jeanne
2012 Three Worlds Marion Testard
2012 La Mouette Macha TV movie
2013 Suzanne Maria
2014 Love at First Fight Madeleine
2014 In the Name of My Daughter Agnès Le Roux
2015 The Forbidden Room The Mute Invalid
2015 Les Ogres Mona
2016 The Unknown Girl Jenny
2016 Nocturama Girl with a bike
2016 Orpheline Renée
2016 Seances
2016 The Bloom of Yesterday Zazie
2017 BPM (Beats per Minute) Sophie
2018 The Trouble With You Yvonne
2018 One Nation, One King Françoise
2019 Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominated work Award Category Result
2008 Water Lilies César Awards Most Promising Actress Nominated
2012 Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Stars Award Won
2012 House of Tolerance Lumières Awards Most Promising Actress Won
2012 House of Tolerance César Awards Most Promising Actress Nominated
2014 Suzanne César Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2014 Prix Suzanne Bianchetti Won
2015 Love at First Fight César Awards Best Actress Won
2015 Love at First Fight Cairo International Film Festival Best Actress Won
2015 Love at First Fight Lumières Awards Best Actress Nominated
2015 In the Name of My Daughter Nominated
2015 Prix Romy Schneider Won
2015 Love at First Fight Globes de Cristal Award Best Actress Nominated
2018 BPM (Beats per Minute) César Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Adèle Haenel, comédienne «déchaînée» qui refuse de dépendre du goût des autres Archived January 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Les Quotidiennes. 29 May 2010. French
  2. ^ "France's Cesar Awards: Me, Myself and Mum Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Cesar Awards: 'Timbktu' Sweeps, Kristen Stewart Makes History". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Romney, Jonathan (4 December 2016). "Adele Haenel, Recycling cliches is a sign that a film lacks courage". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Une Bien Belle Vie de Courgette". L'Avenir. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Famous Lesbian Couples Whose Relationships We Applaud". PagalParrot. 2017-02-09. Retrieved 2017-06-26.

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