Only two of de Medeiros' films have made an impact in the USA, but the elfin, dark-haired performer has an impressive resume in France. Born in Lisbon, de Medeiros studied philosophy before opting for...
First French feature, "Paris Seen By . . . 20 Years Later"
Moved to Paris to study acting
Co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"
Film debut "Silvestre"
Born in Lisbon, Portugal
Made stage debut in Brecht's "Mahoganny"
Played Anais Nin in "Henry & June"
Co-starred opposite Isabella Rossellini in "The Saddest Music in the World"
Only two of de Medeiros' films have made an impact in the USA, but the elfin, dark-haired performer has an impressive resume in France. Born in Lisbon, de Medeiros studied philosophy before opting for acting, making her impressive stage debut in Brecht's "Mahoganny" at the National Theater of Lisbon in 1982. Moving to France in 1984, she studied acting while appearing onstage ("Elvire Jouvet 40"), on TV and in films. Even after she became successful in films, de Medeiros made time to appear in stage productions such as "Zazou" (1989) and "La Vie est un Songe" (1993).
National School of Arts and Theatre Techniques
She served as president of the Camera d'Or jury at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
De Medeiros is fluent in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and one other language.