Julie Marion Depardieu (born June 18, 1973 in Paris, France) is a French actress.
She is the daughter of actors Gérard Depardieu and Élisabeth Guignot, and the younger sister of late actor Guillaume Depardieu. She didn't ambition a career in acting at first (having studied in psychoanalysis), but it all changed when her father started having her cast in bit parts in his 1990s films. Her most distinctive features are her rosy cheekbones, red hair and smoky voice.
She won two César awards for the same role in Claude Miller's La Petite Lili in 2004, Best Supporting Actress and Best Newcomer (Meilleur Espoir Féminin), and one more Best Supporting Actress César for A Secret in 2007 (directed by Claude Miller, once again). It cemented her as a renowned supporting role actress, though she's had some lead roles of note as well.
Works of note:
- Colonel Chabert (1994) as Mathilde
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) as Valentine de Villefort
- Milady (2004) as Constance Bonacieux
- A Very Long Engagement (2004) as Véronique Passavant
- Paris, je t'aime (2005, Deleted Role)
- The Accursed Kings (2005) as Jeanne de Poitiers, countess of Burgundy
- Rush Hour 3 (2007) as George's wife
- Female Agents (2008) as Jeanne Faussier
- Alexandra Ehle (2018) as Alexandra "Alex" Ehle
Tropes & Trivia in her works:
- Dyeing for Your Art: She's a redhead naturally, and she has dyed her hair blonde for some roles.
- Real-Life Relative:
- She appeared in small parts or supporting roles in some works her father had lead roles in, such as Colonel Chabert, The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) and The Accursed Kings. Both were also in Paris, je t'aime, but Julie's role ended up on the cutting room floor.
- Her late brother Guillaume appeared with her in The Count of Monte Cristo, Milady (2004) and The Accursed Kings.
- She Also Did: In 2008, she directed an operette, The Tales of Hoffmann, at the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte.