Myriam Boyer tried several careers, including being a typist and a jeweler, before becoming an actress. In 1965, at the age of 18, she began taking acting classes at the Théâtre de la Cité de Villeurbanne. Since then, Boyer has appeared in over 100 films, television projects, and professional theatrical productions. In 1998, after three decades of performing for the camera, Boyer wrote and directed her first feature film, "La Mére Christian," an intense drama about a mother unable to move past the death of her daughter. For that film, she also played the title role. Other notable feature film roles for Boyer include Madame Amet in the 1992 psychological drama "Un Coeur en Hiver," a criminal's Mother in the 2006 crime biopic "L'Instinct de Mort," and Emma Hasak in the 2009 sports drama "Mensch." Her television projects include leading roles in the 2003 mini-series "Les Enfants de Charlotte" and the 2005 made-for-TV dramedy "Gris Blanc." For her work on the French stage and screen, Boyer has received numerous accolades, including two Moliére Award for Best Actress, one in 1997 for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and another in 2008 for "La Vie Devant Soi."