Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singersongwriter, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She has received international acclaim and awards for her performances in films such as A Very Long Engagement , La Vie en Rose , Nine , Inception , Midnight in Paris , Rust and Bone , The Immigrant , Two Days, One Night and Macbeth . She is also known for being the face of Lady Dior handbags since 2008. In 2014, Cotillard was named The Most Bankable French Actress of the 21st Century, her films accumulating more thanmillion ticket sales in France from 2001 to 2014.
Cotillard was born in Paris, and grew up around Orlans, in an artistically inclined, bustling, creative household. Her father, JeanClaude Cotillard, is an actor, teacher, former mime, and 2006 Molire Awardwinning director. He is of Breton descent. Cotillards mother, Niseema Theillaud, is also an actress and drama teacher. Her two younger brothers are twins Quentin and Guillaume. Guillaume is a screenwriter and director. Cotillard began acting during her childhood, appearing on stage in one of her fathers plays.