Mélanie Laurent Age, Bio, Wiki, Height, Family, Husband, Net Worth

Melanie Laurent is an immensely popular French actress, singer, and filmmaker. The stunning beauty is best known for her role as Élise “Lili” Tellier in the 2006 drama film Don’t Worry, I’m Fine, a role that earned her a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She made the leap to international fame and recognition with her role in the 2009 blockbuster war film Inglourious Basterds. She won several awards for her performance in the film including Screen Actors Guild Award. Over the years, she has appeared in many French and Hollywood movies including Operation Finale, Night Train to Lisbon, Et soudain, tout le monde me manque, and Beginners. So, who is Melanie Laurent? Here’s everything we know about the actress.


Melanie Laurent was born on the 21st of February 1983 in Paris, France. She is currently 41 years old.

Birth NameMélanie Laurent
Date of BirthFebruary 21, 1983
Place of BirthParis, Île-de-France, France
Age41 years old
Sun SignPisces
ProfessionActress, Singer, Writer, Filmmaker
Marital StatusMarried

Family and Education

Melanie’s mother, Annick, is a ballerina, and her father, Pierre Laurent, is a voice-over actor. She has a brother named Mathieu Laurent.

She is Jewish, of both Ashkenazi (Polish-Jewish) and Sephardic (Tunisian-Jewish) ancestry. Laurent attended Lycée Hector Berlioz in Vincennes, France.

Melanie Laurent Personal Life

Melanie Laurent is married to her longtime boyfriend whose identity is concealed. In 2013, she confirmed that she got married to a man, who was a crew member but declined to reveal his name. She and her husband welcomed their first child, a son, Leo, on September 30, 2013. She gave birth to her daughter, Mila, in 2019.

Before marriage, she was in a couple of relationships, including French actor Julien Boisselier. They both dated from 2009 to 2009.

In 2010, she was rumored to be dating Scottish actor Ewan McGregor. And again in 2011, tabloids reported she and actor Bradley Cooper were dating, which turned out to be a rumor.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 2 inches
Centimeters – 157 cm
Meters – 1.57 m
WeightKilograms – 49 kg
Pounds – 108 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements36-25-35
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size7 (US)
Dress Size4 (US) / 34 (EU)

Acting Career

Film Debut

Mélanie Laurent got her acting career started when she was offered a minor role in the French movie “Un pont entre deux rives.”

Television Debut

She had her first appearance on television in 1998 with the French TV series “Les malheurs de Sophie”, in which she portrayed “Young Madeleine de Fleurville” in an episode titled “Retour en France”.

Album Debut

Mélanie Laurent debuted singing with the release of her debut studio album “En T’Attendant” on May 2, 2011. The album consists of twelve tracks and it charted at #23 on the Belgian Albums Charts and #35 on the French Albums Charts.

Notable Works

She gained immense popularity after starring in the 2006 French drama film “Don’t Worry, I’m Fine,” for which she earned aCésar Award for Most Promising Actress and a Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress.

It wasn’t long before she gained fame in the international circuit with her role as Shosanna Dreyfus in the 2009 Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, and Diane Kruger. She won several awards, including an Online Film Critics Society Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the film. The success of these films led her to star roles in both French and Hollywood productions.

Favorite Things

Movies – Hiroshima Mon Amour, The War is Over

Mélanie Laurent Net Worth

As of 2024, Melanie Laurent has an estimated net worth of $8 million with a substantial amount of her wealth coming from screen appearances and film production.

Mélanie Laurent Facts

Her father, Pierre Laurent is best known for having dubbed the character Ned Flanders in the French version of The Simpsons.

She was discovered by actor Gerard Depardieu, who was the man behind her entry into the creative industry. He saw her on the sets of the movie Asterix et obelix contre Cesar and asked her whether she would be interested in doing films.

She made her acting debut at 16 with a minor part in The Bridge, a French film co-directed by Depardieu.

In 2008, she made her debut as a director with De moins en moins, a short film that she also wrote. It was nominated for Best Short Film at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival.

She is good friends with Marion Cotillard and Mélanie Doutey.

Melanie Laurent is left-handed.

She had her first stage appearance with the play Nicolas Bedos’s Promenade de santé in 2010.

In 2023, she starred in Murder Mystery 2, an action comedy mystery film directed by Jeremy Garelick and starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Mark Strong.

The actress made her directorial debut with the 2018 thriller film Galveston, which is based on Nic Pizzolatto’s 2010 novel of the same name. The film stars Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart, and Adepero Oduye.