Sophie Marceau

Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu, a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author was born on November 17, 1966 in Paris to parents Simone, a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. Sophie’s child years was spent at first in Chelles and later in a council flat in Gentilly although she spent a lot of her time at her parents brasserie in Le Pharaon, rue Crozatier in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. She studied in the Ecole Florent in Paris.

Sophie Marceau had a 17-years-relationship with director Andrzej Żuławski, who is 26 years, her senior. Their son Vincent was born in June 1995. In 2001, Sophie Marceau separated from Żuławski and became involved with producer Jim Lemley and later gave birth to her second child, Juliette, born in London in 2002.


Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers for a movie. She auditioned for the role, got it, and the film was a success. And at the age of 15, Marceau bought back her contract with Gaumont for one million French francs.  As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum and La Boum 2, and received the award of a César Award for Most Promising Actress. Marceau made her singing debut with French singer François Valéry on record “Dream in Blue”. Sophie Marceau made her directorial debut in the feature film Parlez-moi d’amour, for which she was named Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival.

She has made an appearance in 38 films. She became a movie celebrity in Europe with a string of successful films and became an international film star with her performances. Was an official model for Marianne, a National Emblem of France.

She was chosen as Ambassador of Charm for France in East Asia where she enjoys great popularity.


Sophie Marceau film and TV show credits; Arrêtez-moi (2013), Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012), With Love… from the Age of Reason (2010), Don’t Look Back (2009), Cartagena, (2009), Female Agents (2008), LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008), De l’autre côté du lit (2008), Trivial (2007), Anthony Zimmer (2005), Nelly (2004), Alex & Emma (2003), I’m Staying! (2003), the Car Keys (2003), Belphégor – Le fantôme du Louvre (2001), a fidélité (2000), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999), Lost & Found (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Anna Karenina (1997), Firelight (1997), Marquise (1997), Beyond the Clouds  (1995), Braveheart (1995), La fille de d’Artagnan (1994), Fanfan (1993), For Sasha (1991), La note bleue (1991), Pacific Palisades (1990), My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989), L’étudiante (1998), Chouans! (1998), Descente aux enfers (1986), L’amour braque (1985), Police (1985), Fort Saganne (1984), Joyeuses Pâques (1984), La boum 2 (1982), The Party (1980).