Léa Seydoux

1 Jul 1985


Léa Seydoux (born 1 July 1985, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) 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 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.


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Filmography (26 titles)

(movie, 2020)
···No Time to Die
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dr. Madeleine Swann)
(movie, 2019)
···Roubaix, une lumière
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Claude)
(movie, 2019)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Bella Donna Boudreaux)
(movie, 2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Tanya Averina)
(movie, 2018)
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Zoe)
(movie, 2016)
···Juste la fin du monde
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Suzanne Knipper)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dr. Madeleine Swann)
(movie, 2015)
···The Lobster
Genre: Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Loner Leader)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Célestine)
(movie, 2014)
···Saint Laurent
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Loulou de la Falaise)
(movie, 2014)
···The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Clotilde)
(movie, 2014)
···La Belle et la Bête
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as La belle)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emma)
(movie, 2013)
···Grand Central
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Karole)
(movie, 2012)
···Les adieux à la reine
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Sidonie Laborde)
(movie, 2012)
···L'enfant d'en haut
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Louise)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Sabine Moreau)
(movie, 2011)
···Midnight in Paris
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gabrielle)
(movie, 2010)
7.5Robin Hood
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Isabella of Angoulême)
(movie, 2010)
···Belle Épine
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Prudence Friedmann)
(movie, 2010)
···Roses à crédit
Role: Actor (as Marjoline)
(movie, 2010)
···Sans laisser de traces
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fleur)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maria)
(movie, 2009)
7.8Inglourious Basterds
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Charlotte LaPadite)
(movie, 2008)
···La belle personne
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Junie)
(movie, 2007)
···13 French Street
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jenny)