- Date of Birth:
- July 1, 1985
- 5' 6"
Lea Seydoux (born Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne on July 1, 1985 in Paris, France) is a French actress. She grew up in Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 6th arrondissement. Lea is one of seven children, five of whom are younger than she is. Her father, Henri, was a businessman, while her mother, Valerie, was a philanthropist. She grew up knowing famous artists such as Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and Christian Louboutin, due to her family’s relative prominence in France. Lea used to go to summer camp in the United States, so that she could learn English. Lea didn’t begin acting until she was 18 years old, and only after she fell in love with a fellow actor whom she wanted to impress. She studied acting at a French drama school before moving to New York in 2007 to study at the Actors Studio. She had parts in many smaller films, with a brief appearance in Inglourious Basterds. A major break came when Woody Allen selected her to star in 2011’s Midnight in Paris. She went on to star in Mission Impossible: — Ghost Protocol, Blue is the Warmest Color and several other large-scale films, before landing her biggest role yet, as an iconic Bond Girl in the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre, which has a release set for November, 2015.
Best Known For:
Lea is best known for playing the Bond Girl in the 24th Bond film, Spectre, opposite Daniel Craig.
Lea has managed to keep the identity of her boyfriend under wraps, and has only revealed that he is a producer, “not an actor. Not famous at all.”