Julie Depardieu is French cinema royalty. Early in her career, she joined her father, Gérard Depardieu, and her late brother, Guillaume Depardieu, in a TV mini-series production of "The Count of Monte Cristo," Alexandre Dumas' epic tale of a falsely imprisoned man escaping to get his revenge. While she may have begun her career in the shadow of her esteemed family, Julie Depardieu proceeded to demonstrate that she didn't need nepotism to earn her challenging roles. In 2003, she played Jeanne-Marie in "Little Lili," an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," a slow-moving but contemplative examination of human relationships. With this performance, Depardieu proved herself a star in her own right. She went on to shine in both comedies and dramas, perhaps most notably in 2008's "Female Agents," a poignant story of several brave women who fought against the Nazis, under the command of Louise Desfontaines, played by celebrated French thespian Sophie Marceau.