By the age of 20, luminescent Parisian-born actress Julie Delpy had worked with several of Europe's greatest directors, only to become an accomplished filmmaker herself in the years that followed. The daughter of theater professionals, Delpy worked for the first time with legendary director Jean Luc-Godard in "Détective" (1985) at the age of 14. The young actress later stunned audiences with her performance as a reprehensible Nazi supporter in "Europa, Europa" (1990) and held her own opposite established leading man Sam Shepard in "Voyager" (1991). She was the highlight of director Kryztsztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy in its second installment, "White" (1994), and stole the hearts of her leading man Ethan Hawke in her star-making indie film "Before Sunrise" (1996). By the time she and Hawke had returned for the sequel "Before Sunset" (2004), Delpy already had one feature film under her belt as a writer-director-producer-star prior to delivering the romantic dramedy "2 Days in Paris" (2007). Having received nearly unanimous praise for the movie, she continued to wear multiple hats for her follow-up films, "The Countess" (2009) and "2 Days in New York" (2012). Transitioning from stunning ingénue to established leading actress to respected filmmaker, Delpy had managed to both maintain her professional viability and nurture her artistic creativity.