Aug. 9th, 1976
Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Audrey Tautou's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2009 - Coco avant Chanel
2006 - The Da Vinci Code
2003 - Nowhere to Go But Up
2002 - Dirty Pretty Things
2001 - Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite
2000 - Le battement d'ailes du papillon
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at `Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth `Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall who gave her a role in her film Vénus beauté (institut) (1999) for which she won a Best New Actress Cesar. It came as a surprise to even Audrey: "I was so certain I could not be chosen that I told her that she probably dialled a wrong number." The director chose her for her natural nature: "She came, she gaffed, she turned reddish, her ears were in a funny position and her hair was relaxed. In five minutes, she gave me the heart of the character, a petite young girl who would like to be a lady and will become a woman." In 2000, Audrey was again nominated for a Cesar and her movie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001) has been a phenomenal success worldwide.
- Shares birthday with writer 'Robert Shaw (I)' (qv), and soccer players Filippo Inzaghi and 'Michael Silvestre' (qv).
- Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004. Is now a member.
- Boyfriend is rock singer Mathieu Chedid, also known as "M".
- French citizen.
- Favourite poets are 'Charles Baudelaire' (qv) and 'Tristan Tzara' (qv).
- Band Brand New has song named after her, titled 'Tautou' featured on their album Deja Entendu.
- She nearly never got the chance to play the wonderful Amélie Poulain, as director 'Jean-Pierre Jeunet' (qv) was considering British actress 'Emily Watson (I)' (qv) for the role of Amélie.
- Grew up in Montlucon in central France.