Florence Faivre

Florence Vanida Faivre (Thai: ฟลอเรนซ์ วนิดา เฟเวอร์; born 8 June 1983) is a French and Thai actress and model. She began her career as a teen television host in Thailand, and later branched into modelling and acting, making her film debut starring in the 2004 film The Siam Renaissance. She later moved to the United States, and has appeared in several films and television series.

Florence Faivre
ฟลอเรนซ์ วนิดา เฟเวอร์
Florence Faivre at 2015 Fan Expo Canada.jpg
Florence Faivre at 2015 Fan Expo Canada
Born
Florence Vanida Faivre

(1983-06-08) June 8, 1983 (age 38)[1]
Bangkok, Thailand
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • TV host
Years active2004–present
Notable work
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)

Life and careerEdit

Faivre was born in Bangkok to a French father and a Thai mother. She grew up in Aix-en-Provence in France, and moved to Thailand with her family when she was eight years old. At thirteen years of age, she started working as a television host for Teen Talk and E for Teen. A year later, she started modelling work.

After graduating from high school in Thailand, she was cast as Maneechan, the main character in The Siam Renaissance, a 2004 film adaptation of the novel Thawiphop. The film was at that time "the second largest Thai production ever."[2] Faivre was nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress, but did not win.[3]

Faivre subsequently moved to New York, where she initially concentrated on modelling.[3] She has since appeared in several television series and films.[2] John Anderson of Variety praised her performance in the otherwise poorly received The Elephant King, anticipating "a promising career, not just for her statuesque beauty but for her ability to navigate a role and character fraught with contradictions and moral shoals".[4]

Faivre guest-starred in several TV series, including How to Make It in America and The Following, before landing a major role in The Expanse, a science fiction thriller.[5] The show's first episode opened with a shot of Faivre floating weightlessly through a spaceship.[6] Faivre's character Julie Mao, "a smart and rebellious woman from a wealthy family who chooses a principled life of hardship and becomes involved in politically subversive activities,"[5] was a regular in seasons 1 and 2, returning for a guest appearance in season 3.

In the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2017-2018), Faivre had a recurring role as "the kick-ass Kree warrior Sinara taking down folks with a duo of metal balls."[2]

The 2018 film American Mirror features Faivre as well as Susan Sarandon in major roles as muses to the protagonist.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Siam Renaissance Maneechan Nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress[citation needed]
2005 Chok-Dee[8] Kim
2006 The Elephant King Lek
2008 The Coffin Zoe's friend
2009 Giver Taker Heartbreaker Charlotte
2018 Sad Beauty Yo Nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress[9]
2019 The Assent Dr. Maya
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kings Hot Secretary 2 Episodes
2010 How to Make It in America Celine Episode: "Crisp"
2014 The Following Serena Episode: "Freedom"
2014 Alpha House Teata Takaria Episode: "The Contest"
2015–2018 The Expanse Julie Mao 9 episodes
2017 Time After Time Unknown Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Bull Claudine Caffrey Episode: "Bring it On"
2017–2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sinara 8 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Appeal Magazine (18 May 2012). "วนิดา ฟลอเรนซ์ 15 ปี บนเส้นทางแห่งแฟชั่น". Sanook! (in Thai). Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Wickline, Dan (12 January 2018). "Agents of SHIELD Season 5: the Transformation of Florence Faivre to Sinara". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Khaosod (18 January 2009). "ฟลอเรนซ์อุทิศตัว เลือกฝันโกอินเตอร์". TeeNee.com (in Thai). Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. ^ Anderson, John (11 May 2006). "Review: 'The Elephant King'". Variety. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Moniqua Plante Joins 'Nashville'; Florence Faivre In 'The Expanse'". Deadline Hollywood. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2018. Florence Faivre (The Elephant King) has landed a series regular role on SyFy’s The Expanse, a series based on James S.A. Corey’s series of novels.
  6. ^ Orzel, Chad (18 December 2015). "How 'The Expanse' Gets General Relativity Right". Forbes. Retrieved 18 December 2018. The Expanse does include some very effective shots of weightlessness-- the cold open of the premiere with Julie Mao (Florence Faivre) floating through an eerily empty ship is great
  7. ^ "AMERICAN MIRROR Wins Best Cinematography And Best Innovative Film at Pomegranate Film Festival". Broadway World. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018. Balder lays out the dream-like narratives of both the artist and his haunting muses -main parts assigned to Susan Sarandon and Florence Faivre
  8. ^ Foundas, Scott (13 April 2005). "Chok Dee". Variety.
  9. ^ 2019 Suphannahong Awards

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