A star from a family of artists. Julie Depardieu, born June 18, 1973, is the daughter of actor couple Gérard Depardieu and Elisabeth Guignot. Still, she didn’t seem destined to follow the same career as her famous parents.
After high school, Guillaume Depardieu’s sister preferred to start studying philosophy, from which she obtained a master’s degree in Nanterre. “I basically studied to delay the time when it would be necessary to work” confided in February 2022, for Télé 7 Jours, the one who aspired to another vocation. “My absolute dream would have been to become a talent agent for opera singers.”
At the same time, Julie Depardieu attended internships in the film industry and theater classes. “I stayed for a month under observation in the course of Jean-Laurent Cochet where my parents met. I was so shy that I never dared to open my mouth”, according to comments quoted by Here. It was in the 1990s that the actress made her screen debut before gaining popularity with the French. Planet looks back on five key films and roles of his career.
In 1994, Julie Depardieu took her first steps in the cinema in Le Colonel Chabert directed by Yves Angelo. A first appearance where she takes on the role of a servant alongside her father Gérard Depardieu playing the title role of the film. The beginning of a long career for the actor’s daughter.
In the early 2000s, Julie Depardieu was part of the cast of La Petite Lili directed by Claude Miller. Playing the character of Jeanne-Marie, the young actress is revealed to the general public and will be doubly dubbed at the 2004 Césars. She becomes the first woman to win the prize for best female hope and that of best supporting female role for the same role.
In the middle of the decade, Julie Depardieu changed register by appearing in the film Podium directed by Yann Moix. A comedy inspired by the eponymous novel where she plays Véro, the wife of Bernard Frédéric played by Benoit Poelvoorde, in the skin of a look-alike of Claude François. The performance of the actress will earn her a nomination for the best supporting female role at the César 2005.
Actress Julie Depardieu reunited with Claude Miller in 2007 for Un secret. She plays the character of Louise in this dramatic and historical film adapted from the autobiographical novel by Philippe Grimbert. A new success for the daughter of Gérard Depardieu: the following year, she left with the third César of her career, that of the best supporting female role.
Subscriber to secondary roles in the cinema, Julie Depardieu becomes the heroine of her own fiction in the role of Alexandra Ehle on France 3. Since 2018, the actress has played this forensic doctor from the Bordeaux Medico-Legal Institute who she likes a lot. “She is unique, a bit quirky. She is a strong woman who follows her intuition. I enjoy playing her”, confided Philippe Katherine’s wife to Paris Match in 2021.