Marina Foïs

Marina Sylvie Foïs (born 21 January 1970)[1] is a French actress.

Marina Foïs
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Marina Foïs during the 42nd César Awards
Born
Marina Sylvie Foïs

(1970-01-21) 21 January 1970 (age 50)
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
Partner(s)Éric Lartigau

Life and careerEdit

 
Marina Foïs at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt in the department of Hauts-de-Seine in a family from Russian, Jewish Egyptian, German and Italian ancestry,[2][3] Marina Foïs was discovered in 1986 for her comedy work in The School for Wives, at the age of 16. She decided to take classes by correspondence and obtained her high school final exam two years later. She then joined The Royal Imperial Green Rabbit Company, which later became Les Robins des Bois, composed of students from the Cours Florent taught by Isabelle Nanty.

The troupe caught the attention of Dominique Farrugia in 1996 and went on to act and direct in the Comédie+ show La Grosse Émission for two years. During that period, Foïs co-wrote sketches with Pierre-François Martin-Laval, playing a number of various characters, like the dim-witted Sophie Pétoncule and the pedantic director Marie-Mûre. The show continued the next year on Canal+ and had a bigger audience. In June 2001, Foïs and the troupe parted ways to focus on their individual film careers. Marina Foïs became a prolific actress, with two to five films released every year.

On 25th November 2020, it was announced that she will be the host for the 46th César Awards.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Marina Foïs has two sisters. Giulia Foïs is a journalist at Libération and a former columnist in the program Arrêt sur images presented by Daniel Schneidermann on France 5, and a current news anchor on I-Télé. Her second sister Elena is a doctor. Their brother, Fabio, died of an airplane crash while participating in an aerobatic demonstration.

Marina was in a partnership with fellow "Robins des Bois" actor Maurice Barthélémy. She also dated Maxime Lefrançois, Mister Univers 2010.[5]

She started dating the director Éric Lartigau in 1999. On December 3, 2004, she gave birth to a boy, Lazare at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris. They had a second son, Georges, born on 25 September 2008.[6][7]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 La perme Solange Emmanuel Silvestre & Thibault Staib Short
1994 Casque bleu Julie Gérard Jugnot
1997 Et si on faisait un bébé ? Marianne Christiane Spiero TV Movie
1998 Serial Lover Mina Schuster James Huth
1999 Trafic d'influence The firecrackers guest Dominique Farrugia
L'amour déchiré The girl Yann Piquer Short
Triste à mourir Noémie Alexandre Billon Short
Rien ne sert de courir The girl Patrick Bosso Short
2000 Uppercut The young girl Patrice Jourdan & Sören Prévost Short
L'instant norvégien Various Les Robins des Bois TV Series
2000-2001 La cape et l'épée La reine Pupute / Petite Moule Jean-Jacques Amsellem TV Series (24 Episodes)
2001 La Tour Montparnasse Infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Charles Nemes
2002 The Race Young nurse Djamel Bensalah
Hypnotized and Hysterical Natacha Claude Duty Nominated - César Award for Most Promising Actress
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Sucettalanis Alain Chabat
Jojo la frite Marie Nicolas Cuche
Restauratec Lady Service Nicolas & Bruno TV Short
2003 The Car Keys Herself Laurent Baffie
Bienvenue au gîte Caroline Claude Duty
Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ? The customer of the pharmacy Éric Lartigau
2004 RRRrrrr!!! Guy Alain Chabat
Un petit jeu sans conséquence Axelle Bernard Rapp
J'me sens pas belle Fanny Fontana Bernard Jeanjean
Casablanca Driver Sandy O'Brian Maurice Barthélémy
2005 À boire Bénédicte Marion Vernoux
2006 Essaye-moi Firmin's Mother Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Un ticket pour l'espace Soizic Le Guilvinec Éric Lartigau
Les hommes s'en souviendront... Simone Veil Valérie Müller Short
2007 Darling Catherine Nicolle Christine Carrière Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
2008 Me Two Muriel Perrache Nicolas & Bruno
A Simple Heart Mathilde Aubain Marion Laine
Le plaisir de chanter Muriel Ilan Duran Cohen
2009 Change of Plans Mélanie Carcassonne Danièle Thompson
All About Actresses Herself Maïwenn
Making Plans for Lena Frédérique Christophe Honoré
2010 22 Bullets Marie Goldman Richard Berry
Happy Few Rachel Antony Cordier
The Big Picture Sarah Exben Éric Lartigau
2011 Polisse Iris Maïwenn Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Lumières Award for Best Actress
Les yeux de sa mère Maylis Tremazan Thierry Klifa
2012 Maman Alice Alexandra Leclère
Frank-Étienne vers la béatitude Glaïeul Constance Meyer Short
Bref Herself Kyan Khojandi TV Series (1 Episode)
2013 Vandal Hélène Hélier Cisterne
Boule & Bill Maman Boule Alexandre Charlot & Franck Magnier
The Ultimate Accessory Sophie Valérie Lemercier
Le débarquement Various Renaud Le Van Kim TV Series (1 Episode)
2014 Bodybuilder Léa Roschdy Zem
Paris Follies Christiane Marc Fitoussi
Tiens-toi droite Louise Katia Lewkowicz
Tout est permis The psy Émilie Deleuze TV Movie
3xManon Monique Jean-Xavier de Lestrade TV Mini-Series
2015 Orage Maria Fabrice Camoin
Daddy or Mommy Florence Leroy Martin Bourboulon
Démons Catarina Marcial Di Fonzo Bo TV Movie
2016 Pericle Anastasia Stefano Mordini
Irréprochable Constance Beauvau Sébastien Marnier Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Daddy or Mommy 2 Florence Corrigan Martin Bourboulon
La Tour 2 contrôle infernale Stéphanie Lanceval Éric Judor
Two Snails Set Off Voice Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Romain Segaud Short
2017 The Workshop Olivia Dejazet Laurent Cantet Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Les réfugiés The mother Matthieu Tribes Short
Manon 20 ans Monique Jean-Xavier de Lestrade TV Mini-Series
Calls Sophie Timothée Hochet TV Series (1 Episode)
2018 Sink or Swim Claire Gilles Lellouche
Gaspard va au mariage Peggy Antony Cordier
2019 Une intime conviction Nora Antoine Raimbault
Savages Marion Rebecca Zlotowski TV Mini-Series
2020 Énorme Claire Girard Sophie Letourneur
The Players Wife Stefano Mordini
2021 La Salamandre Catherine Alex Carvalho Post-Production
Ils sont vivants Béatrice Jérémie Elkaïm Post-Production
Barbaque Sophie Pascal Fabrice Eboué Filming
La Fracture Julie Catherine Corsini Filming

DubbingEdit

Year Title Role
2005 Madagascar Gloria
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Gloria
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Gloria

TheaterEdit

 
Marina Foïs at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Year Title Author Director Notes
1986 The School for Wives Molière Jean-Marc Brisset
1987 L'Occasion Prosper Mérimée Fanny Mentre
1988 Britannicus Jean Racine Olivier Médicus & Jean-Marc Brisset
1991 Le Bébé de Monsieur Laurent Roland Topor Jean-Christophe Berjon
29 degrés à l'ombre
Maman Sabouleux
Eugène Labiche Isabelle Nanty
1992 Zizanie Julien Vartet Raymond Acquaviva
1993 Reniflard and Co Marx Brothers Jean-Christophe Berjon
Souffleurs Dino Buzzati Jean-Christophe Berjon
1994 La Princesse d'Élide Molière Jean-Luc Revol
1995 L'Heureux Stratagème Pierre de Marivaux Jean-Luc Revol
1996 Dorothy Parker : Les heures blêmes Dorothy Parker Jean-Luc Revol
1997 Robin des Bois d'à peu près Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas Pierre-François Martin-Laval
2005-06 La Tour de la Défense Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo Festival d'Avignon
2006 Les poulets n'ont pas de chaises Copi Marcial Di Fonzo Bo & Élise Vigier
Viol Botho Strauß Luc Bondy Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
2008-09 La Estupidez Rafael Spregelburd Marcial Di Fonzo Bo & Élise Vigier Théâtre national de Chaillot
Théâtre National de Bretagne
2010 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
2011 Harper Regan Simon Stephens Lukas Hemleb Théâtre du Rond-Point
2012 A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen Jean-Louis Martinelli Théâtre du Gymnase Marie Bell
2018 The Idols Chrisophe Honoré Chrisophe Honoré Théâtre National de Bretagne

Awards and nominationsEdit

 
Marina Foïs at the 37th César Awards in 2012.

César AwardEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2003 Hypnotized and Hysterical (Hairstylist Wanted) Most Promising Actress Nominated
2008 Darling Best Actress Nominated
2012 Polisse Best Actress Nominated
2017 Irréprochable Best Actress Nominated
2018 The Workshop Best Actress Nominated

Etoile d'OrEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Darling Most Promising Actress Nominated

Globes de Cristal AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2012 Polisse Best Actress Won

Lumières AwardEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Darling Best Actress Nominated
2012 Polisse Best Actress Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Birth certificate n° 186/1970, Les Gens du Cinéma.
  2. ^ "Zoom sur Marina Foïs" (in French). Gala.
  3. ^ "Marina Foïs à coeur ouvert sur la mort de son frère..." (in French). Pure People. October 29, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.leparisien.fr/culture-loisirs/cinema/marina-fois-presentera-les-cesars-2021-24-11-2020-8410247.php
  5. ^ http://www.purepeople.com/media/marina-fois-et-son-compagnon-eric_m382801
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20061201203259/http://www.telestar.fr/tele/tls.nsf/warticles/0079C087E12F88C9C1256F690061C574
  7. ^ http://www.purepeople.com/article/marina-fois-j-apprecie-mes-enfants-mais-etre-mere-je-ne-sais-pas-ce-que-cela-veut-dire_a52283/1

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