21 february, 1983
Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the french version of "The Simpsons" (1989). She also has a younger brother, Mathieu. In 1998, she was visiting the set of Astérix et Obélix contre César (1999) with a friend when she caught the attention of Gerard Depardieu. He offered her a role in his next film Un pont entre deux rives (1999). She only played a small role, but it was enough to further Mélanie's interest in acting.