Maria De Medeiros

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1965 in Portugal

Filmography

Actor (54)

Son of Joseph 2016 (Movie)

Violette Tréfouille (Actor)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

The Blind Mother / Clotilde (Actor)

David's Birthday 2014 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Meetings With A Young Poet 2014 (Movie)

Carole Thomas (Actor)

Owl Song 2014 (Movie)

Anais Nin (Actor)

Pasolini 2014 (Movie)

Laura Betti (Actor)

I'm Not Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chicken with Plums 2012 (Movie)

Faringuisse (Actor)

Holidays by the Sea 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitler in Hollywood 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

O Contador de Histórias 2009 (Movie)

Margherit Duvas (Actor)

Mes Stars et moi 2008 (Movie)

Adeline (Actor)

Dans les Cordes 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Midsummer Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Quality for Heroes 2007 (Movie)

Bruno's Sister (Actor)

Shelter Me 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Je M'appelle Elisabeth 2006 (Movie)

Mado the mother (Actor)

Il Resto di Niente 2004 (Movie)

Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel (Actor)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

Narcissa (Actor)

Moi, Cesar 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Life Without Me 2003 (Movie)

The Hairdresser (Actor)

Honolulu Baby 2001 (Movie)

Margarita (Actor)

O Xango De Baker Street 2001 (Movie)

Sarah Bernhardt (Actor)

Agua e Sal 2000 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Capitaes de Abril 2000 (Movie)

Antonia (Actor)

Oporto of My Childhood 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stranded 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Les Infortunes de la Beaute 1999 (Movie)

Celine (Actor)

Babel 1998 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Airbag 1997 (Movie)

Fatima do Espirito Santo (Actor)

Tempete dans un verre d'eau 1997 (Movie)

Vita (Actor)

Adao E Eva 1996 (Movie)

Catarina (Actor)

Go for Gold 1996 (Movie)

Paquita (Actor)

Limited Edition 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Thousand Wonders of the Universe 1996 (Movie)

President Blandine Brucker (Actor)

Le Polygraphe 1995 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

News From the Good Lord 1995 (Movie)

Karenina (Actor)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

Fabienne (Actor)

The Woman In the Moon 1994 (Movie)

Elena (Actor)

Des feux mal eteints 1993 (Movie)

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Golden Balls 1993 (Movie)

Marta (Actor)

Les Bois Transparents 1993 (Movie)

Vero (Actor)

The Detective and Death 1993 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Two Brothers, My Sister 1993 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

A Idade Major 1992 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Meeting Venus 1991 (Movie)

Yvonne (Actor)

The Divine Comedy 1991 (Movie)

Sonya (Actor)

The Man of My Life 1991 (Movie)

Aimee (Actor)

1871 1990 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Henry & June 1990 (Movie)

Anais Nin (Actor)

L' Air de Rien 1989 (Movie)

Cecile (Actor)

La Lectrice 1989 (Movie)

Silent Nurse (Actor)

Le Moine et la sorciere 1988 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

Paris Seen By... 20 Years Later 1983 (Movie)

("J'ai Faim J'ai Froid") (Actor)
Director (2)

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Capitaes de Abril 2000 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Capitaes de Abril 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

Vocals("Narcissa's Foxtrot Version") (Music)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Ines Medeiros

Sister

EDUCATION

National School of Arts and Theatre Techniques

Paris

studied philosophy at a Portuguese university

Milestones

2015

Nabbed a supporting part in "The Forbidden Room"

2014

Starred alongside Willem Dafoe in "Pasolini"

2009

Appeared in "The Story of Me"

2005

Landed her first recurring TV role on "Venus and Apollo"

2004

Co-starred opposite Isabella Rossellini in "The Saddest Music in the World"

1994

Co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"

1989

Played Anais Nin in "Henry & June"

1984

Moved to Paris to study acting

1984

First French feature, "Paris Seen By . . . 20 Years Later"

1982

Made stage debut in Brecht's "Mahoganny"

1980

Film debut "Silvestre"

Born in Lisbon, Portugal

Bonus Trivia

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She served as president of the Camera d'Or jury at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

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De Medeiros is fluent in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and one other language.

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Although De Medeiros has over 100 acting credits, she was arguably best known to American audiences as the girlfriend of Bruce Willis' character in Quentin Tarantino's post-modern crime film "Pulp Fiction."

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"I think Quentin (Tarantino) has only made fantastic movies since then. He's a director that continues with an amazing creativity, surprising us and never repeating himself." - from www.twitchfilm.com, October 22, 2013

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