Léa Seydoux



Place of birth:

Passy, Paris, France:


Léa Seydoux (born 1 July 1985) is a French actress and model. Along with award-winning performances in French cinema and television, she has appeared in major films including Inglorious Basterds, Robin Hood, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In 2013 she shared the Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Blue is the Warmest Color. It was announced in early 2014 that Lea will be nominated for the Rising Star Award of the BAFTAs. Early life Léa Seydoux is the daughter of businessman Henri Seydoux and Valérie Schlumberger. She has five younger siblings and an older sister, Camille. Seydoux was born in the Parisian district of Passy, but grew up in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Her parents divorced when she was a small child. Through her family involvement in media and entertainment, Seydoux grew up acquainted with prominent artists such as photographer Nan Goldin, Lou Reed, and Mick Jagger. The Seydoux family is widely known in France. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is the chairman of Pathé; her granduncle, Nicolas Seydoux, is the chairman of Gaumont Film Company; her other granduncle, Michel Seydoux, also a cinema producer, is currently the chairman of the Lille football club, LOSC; and her father is CEO of the French wireless company Parrot. Her mother Valérie Schlumberger is a former actress and the founder of the boutique CSAO (Compagnie d'Afrique du Sénégal et de l'Afrique de l'ouest), which promotes the work of African artists, and Seydoux once worked as a model for their jewelry line Jokko. Schlumberger, who lived in Senegal as a teenager, is also the founder of the charitable organization ASAO (Association pour le Sénégal et l'Afrique de l'Ouest). Seydoux describes her youthful self as short-haired, slightly disheveled, and widely viewed as a bit strange: "People liked me, but I always felt like a misfit." Still concerned for her shyness in adulthood, Seydoux has admitted to having had an anxiety crisis during the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Film Credits

The French Dispatch (2021)
as Simone
No Time to Die (2021)
as Dr. Madeleine Swann
A feleségem története (2021)
as Lizzy
Being James Bond (2021)
as (archive footage)
France (2021)
as France de Meurs
Tromperie (2021)
Roubaix, une lumière (2019)
as Claude
Kursk (2018)
as Tanya Averina
Zoe (2018)
as Zoe
Juste la fin du monde (2016)
as Suzanne Knipper
Spectre (2015)
as Dr. Madeleine Swann
The Lobster (2015)
as Loner Leader
Journal d'une femme de chambre (2015)
as Célestine
Saint Laurent (2014)
as Loulou de la Falaise
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
as Clotilde
La Belle et la Bête (2014)
as La belle
La Vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2 (2013)
as Emma
Grand Central (2013)
as Karole
Les Adieux à la reine (2012)
as Sidonie Laborde
L'enfant d'en haut (2012)
as Louise
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
as Sabine Moreau
Time Doesn't Stand Still (2011)
as Elle
Midnight in Paris (2011)
as Gabrielle
Le Roman de ma femme (2011)
as Ève
Belle épine (2010)
as Prudence Friedmann
Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)
as Blanche de Montfort
Roses à crédit (2010)
as Marjoline
Petit Tailleur (2010)
as Marie-Julie
Robin Hood (2010)
as Isabella of Angoulême
Sans laisser de traces (2010)
as Fleur
Plein sud (2009)
as Léa
Lourdes (2009)
as Maria
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
as Charlotte LaPadite
Des illusions (2009)
as La fille du métro
De la guerre (2008)
as Marie
La belle personne (2008)
as Junie
Des poupées et des anges (2008)
as Gisèle
Les vacances de Clémence (2008)
as Jackie
13 French Street (2007)
as Jenny
Une Vieille maîtresse (2007)
as Olivia
Mes Copines (2006)
as Aurore
Un beau matin ()
Hôtel Lyla ()
as Lyla
Le Bal des Folles ()
as Fanni
Crimes of the Future ()
as Caprice