Gaia Weiss (born 30 August 1991) is a French model and actress. Her filmography includes Mary Queen of Scots (2013), Vikings (2014–2015), Meander (2020), La Révolution (2020), and Shepherd (2021).

Gaia Weiss
Gaia Weiss 2014 3.jpg
Born (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 30)
Paris, France
OccupationActress, model
Years active2012–present
Modeling information
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair colorDark blonde
Eye colorGrey/green
AgencyEskimo Model Management (Paris)
Just WM

Early lifeEdit

Weiss was born in Paris to parents Catherine and Alain Weiss.[2] She has a brother named Auriel Weiss.[2] Her Jewish paternal grandfather is French-Alsatian chromotherapy co-founder as well as a French Resistance member, Jean-Michel Weiss;[3] her maternal side is Polish.[4] She spent her childhood between France, England, and Poland. She speaks French, English, Polish,[5] and Hebrew.[6]

At age three, Weiss began taking ballet lessons. She was inspired to act by the West End productions her great uncle took her to see when she was living in London as a child and started classes when she was seven.[4] After finishing her baccalaureate, she attended the Cours Florent and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[7]

CareerEdit

Weiss made her feature film debut in 2013 as Mary Fleming in Thomas Imbach's period drama Mary Queen of Scots and Béatrice Morel in the Italian drama White as Milk, Red as Blood. The following year, Weiss joined the recurring cast for the second and third seasons of the History series Vikings as Þorunn.

Weiss appeared in the mythology film The Legend of Hercules (2014), the French comedy Serial Teachers 2 (2015), the action film Overdrive (2017), and Gérard Jugnot's Accidental Family (2017). She also had a small role as Ippolita Sforza in the series Medici: Masters of Florence.

Weiss starred in the French and British horror films Meander and Shepherd respectively, the former of which earned her a number of genre accolades. She played Marianne in the Netflix alternate history series La Révolution. She has an upcoming role in the BBC and Canal+ series Marie Antoinette.

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 La Nuit A Woman Short Film
2013 White as Milk, Red as Blood (Italian: Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue) Béatrice Morel
2013 Mary Queen of Scots Mary Fleming
2014 The Legend of Hercules Hebe
2015 Serial Teachers 2 Vivienne Hamilton
2017 Overdrive Devin
2017 Accidental Family (French: C'est beau la vie quand on y pense) Hoellig
2019 Judy Abbie
2019 Alien Containment Ward Short film
2020 Meander (French: Méandre) Lisa
2021 Shepherd Rachel Black
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Vikings Þorunn Recurring cast (seasons 2–3; 13 episodes)
2016 Outlander Comtesse st. Germain Episode: "La Dame Blanche"
2018–2019 Medici: Masters of Florence Ippolita Sforza 2 episodes
2020 La Révolution Marianne Main role
2022 Marie Antoinette Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2020 New York City Horror Film Festival Best Actress Meander Won
Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Best Actress Won
Nightmares Film Festival Best Performance – Feature Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gaia Weiss". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Gaia Weiss family Alain Weiss, Catherine Weiss, Gaia Weiss and Auriel".
  3. ^ La santé par les couleurs : méthode Weiss Chavelli Alternativesanté
  4. ^ a b "Portrait de Gaïa Weiss, actrice".
  5. ^ "Gaia Weiss". Mandatory. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Gaïa Weiss on Instagram: "Wonderful initiative from Liron and Emily who just launched @anti_virus_xx - You buy one mask, and they give one to someone in need. We…"". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Portrait de Gaïa Weiss". 10 February 2014.

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