Ariane Labed

Ariane Labed (born 8 May 1984) is a Greek-French actress and film director. She is known for her feature film debut in Attenberg, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and appearing in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene in 2018.[1]

Ariane Labed
Ariane Labed 2015.jpg
Labed in 2015
Born (1984-05-08) 8 May 1984 (age 38)
Athens, Greece
Alma materUniversity of Provence
OccupationActress, film director
(m. 2013)

Early lifeEdit

Born to French parents, Labed spent her first six years in Athens, then six years in Germany. She moved to France when she was 12 years old. Labed studied Theater at the University of Provence (DEUST basic training in Theater, Bachelor of Performing Arts and master's degree in Dramaturgy and Scenic Writing). She participated in the creation of the Vasistas theater troupe with Argyro Chioti and went on stage with the National Theater of Greece.[2][3]


Labed was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for her performance in Attenberg, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, which was her debut film.[4][5] She starred in the films Alps and The Lobster directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.[4][5] In 2018, she appeared as Rachel in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married to filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos since 2013.[6]



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Attenberg Marina
2011 Alps Gymnast
2012 The Capsule Short film
2013 Before Midnight Anna
2013 A Place on Earth Elena Morin
2014 Magic Men Maria
2014 Love Island Liliane
2014 Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey Alice
2014 Intimate Semaphores Laurel
2014 La diagonale du fils Short film
2015 The Forbidden Room Alicia Warlock / The Chambermaid
2015 Prejudice Caroline
2015 The Lobster The Maid
2015 Despite the Night Hélène
2016 Seances
2016 The Stopover Aurore
2016 Assassin's Creed Maria
2018 Mary Magdalene Rachel
2019 The Souvenir Garance
2019 Olla As director
2021 The Souvenir Part II Garance
2022 Flux Gourmet Lamina Propria


Year Title Role Channel Notes
2016 Black Mirror Catarina Netflix Episode: Men Against Fire
2018 Ad Vitam Odessa Arte, Netflix Miniseries, episodes 5 and 6
2020 Trigonometry[7] Ray BBC Miniseries
2021 L'Opera Zoe OCS[8] 1 season

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 67th Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actress Attenberg Won
2011 Hellenic Film Academy Awards Best Actress Won
2014 Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey Won
2015 20th Lumières Awards Most Promising Actress Nominated
2015 40th César Awards Most Promising Actress Nominated


  1. ^ a b Film, British Council. "British Council Film: Mary Magdalene". Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Ariane Labed, la révélation de Fidelio, l'Odyssée d'Alice". L'Express.
  3. ^ "Portrait d'une jeune actrice : Ariane Labed, héroine de Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice". AlloCiné. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b Lavallee, Eric (1 October 2010). "Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia Like View From the 'Alps'". Ioncinema. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b Clarke, Cath (18 August 2011). "First sight: Ariane Labed". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Yorgos Lanthimos and Ariane Labed's Closet Picks".
  7. ^ "BBC Two - Trigonometry". BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  8. ^ "L'Opéra, nouvelle série OCS Originals". (in French). Retrieved 18 September 2021.

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