Julie Delpy

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/20/1969 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (48)

21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

The Last Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before Midnight 2013 (Movie)

Celine (Actor)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Skylab 2010 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Air I Breathe 2008 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

The Countess 2007 (Movie)

Erzebet Bathory (Actor)

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

Nina Van Pallandt (Actor)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

Sherry (Actor)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Before Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Celine (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Lucy Keyes 2004 (Movie)

Jeanne Cooley (Actor)

Villa Des Roses 2004 (Movie)

Louise Creteur (Actor)

Macarthur Park 2003 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Bad Blood 2001 (Movie)

Lise (Actor)

Beginner's Luck 2001 (Movie)

Anya (Actor)

ER 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Waking Life 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

Lipstick Lesbian (Actor)

Investigating Sex 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Looking for Jimmy 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 (Movie)

Serafine (Actor)

The Treat 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Thousand Wonders of the Universe 1996 (Movie)

Eva Purpur (Actor)

Tykho Moon 1996 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

Before Sunrise 1995 (Movie)

Celine (Actor)

Killing Zoe 1994 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

Red 1994 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

White 1994 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

Younger and Younger 1994 (Movie)

Melodie (Actor)

Blue 1993 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

Constance (Actor)

Voyager 1992 (Movie)

Sabeth (Actor)

Warszawa Year 5703 1992 (Movie)

Fryda (Actor)

Europa Europa 1991 (Movie)

Leni (Actor)

La Noche Oscura 1989 (Movie)

Virgin Mary (Actor)

King Lear 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

L' Autre nuit 1988 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

La Passion Beatrice 1988 (Movie)

Beatrice (Actor)

Détective 1985 (Movie)

Wise Young Girl (Actor)

Guerres civiles en France 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Actor)

The Passion of Ayn Rand (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (10)

Cancer Vixen 2014 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Screenplay)

Before Midnight 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(characters) (Source Material)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Skylab 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Countess 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Before Sunset 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Looking for Jimmy 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (6)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

("Experiment") (Song Performer)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

("Experiment") (Song)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Countess 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Before Sunset 2004 (Movie)

(Music)
Director (6)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Skylab 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Countess 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Looking for Jimmy 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Blah, Blah, Blah 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

The Last Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

2 Days in New York 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Countess 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (2)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

Looking for Jimmy 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

2 Days in Paris 2007 (Movie)

Still Photographer (Photography)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Leo

Son
Born in January 2009; father, Marc Streitenfeld

Albert Delpy Actor

Father
Born Sept. 13, 1941

Marie Pillet Actor

Mother
Born July 20, 1941; acted in films directed by Patrice Leconte, including "Tandem" (1987) and "Ridicule" (1996) with husband

Marc Streitenfeld Actor

Companion
Began dating in 2007

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York 1988
Attended the summer directing program

Milestones

2011

Reprised role of Marion in "2 Days in New York"; also directed and co-wrote screenplay

2009

Wrote, directed, and starred in biographical drama "The Countess"

2007

Played Richard Gere's mistress in Lasse Hallstrom's drama "The Hoax"

2007

Directed, wrote, and co-starred in "2 Days in Paris," a romantic comedy set over a 48-hour period in the City of Light; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Feature

2004

Reunited with director Linklater and co-star Hawke for "Before Sunset"; sequel followed Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) who are reunited nine years after they first met; also co-wrote screenplay; received Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominations fo

2002

Co-wrote, directed, edited, and produced the indie "Looking for Jimmy"

2001

Landed recurring guest role on the NBC drama "ER"

1999

Cast as American Barbara Branden, the wife of Rand's younger lover in the Showtime TV-movie "The Passion of Ayn Rand"; film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival

1999

Starred opposite Adam Goldberg in ABC pilot "True Love"

1998

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Crime and Punishment"

1997

Portrayed a lycanthropy victim in "An American Werewolf in Paris"

1995

Directed and wrote 12-minute comedy short "Blah, Blah, Blah"; also co-starred; shown at 1996 Sundance Film Festival

1995

Starred opposite Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater's romantic drama "Before Sunrise"

1994

Played a Parisian prostitute hired by Eric Stoltz in "Killing Zoe," directed by Roger Avary

1993

Landed first Hollywood feature role, playing the love interest of Chris O'Donnell's D'Artagnan in "The Three Musketeers"

1993

Played the lead in "White," the second film of Krzysztof Kieslowski Three Colors Trilogy; also had smaller roles in "Red" and "Blue"

1992

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

1991

Starred opposite Sam Shepard in Volker Schlondorff's "Voyager"

1991

Played bewitching Nazi sympathizer in Agnieska Holland's acclaimed "Europa, Europa"

1990

Moved to NYC

1989

Portrayed a nun, the Virgin Mary and a temptress in Carlos Saura's "The Dark Night"

1987

Made English-language debut in Godard's "King Lear"

1986

First starring role as title character of feature film, "Beatrice/La Passion Beatrice," directed by Bertrand Tavernier

1985

Met Jean-Luc Godard at age fourteen; cast as 'the wise young girl' in his "Détective"

1978

Feature film acting debut in "Guerres civiles en France"

1974

Made stage debut at age five acting with her parents

Bonus Trivia

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Delpy spoke fluent French, Italian, and English.

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"Everybody but me was intimidated by Kieslowski. He likes to project this image of a dark, serious person, but he makes me laugh. I learned a lot from him, but he has a strange way of working. I had to push him to let me be more free with my character because he likes to direct his actresses movement by movement, and I didn't think his method was right for my character. My performance had to be a bit over the top because it's comedy. I think this is one of the few times he let an actress do more of her own thing, and we had fun together." – Delpy on her experience with Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski to The Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 1995

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"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. At this point, I hardly have time for dinner with friends. So where does someone fit into that kind of life? Then again, maybe I'll meet the right person and be married in two months. Life's full of surprises, and I'm never one to be bored." – Delpy quoted in The New York Post, Dec. 28, 1997

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"I've been shooting these video movies, which I'm pretty excited about, but this is my first 35-millimeter feature. I think, because I started in this business so young, at 14, and I worked very early with so many great directors, that I was artistically ready to direct at 18. But because I worked with so many great directors, I wasn't secure enough to do that. Now I just say, 'Why not? What's to fear?'" – Delpy on her feature directing project "Tell Me" to The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 14, 1999

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"My personality is 90 percent darkness and 10 percent light, though I do have a sense of humor about it." – Delpy to People, July 6, 2004

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"I always said it's much less stressful to have to direct, write, edit, act, and do all that stuff than to wait by the phone to get a part. For me, that's more stressful. There's something about waiting to be needed, to be wanted by other people, that's dreadful to me. I like acting, but I don't like the condition of being an actress." – Delpy to EW.com, Aug. 10, 2007

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