Virginie Ledoyen Biography
Virginie Ledoyen has been acting in both French and international films, although she has a strong roster of French films under her belt. Her first film was Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan, and shortly thereafter started work as a theater actress by the age of 11. In 1993 she starred in the comedy Les Marmottes with just a small part. After that Virginie Ledoyen scored the leading roles for L'eau froide and La vie de Marianne, both in 1994. Her films earned her Cesar nominations, which are the French counterpart for the Oscars.
She also worked for Hong Kong director Edward Yang for the movie Mahjong in 1996, as well as in the movie Héroïnes. These are just a few of the many movies she started doing, as her work started getting noticed and Virginie Ledoyen was doing a steady three to four movies a year. It was Virginie Ledoyens critically acclaimed performance in La Cérémonie that led the international public to take notice of her. American directors such as Woody Allen started calling her up for movies.
In 2000, Virginie Ledoyen was signed up to be a spokes model for cosmetics giant LOreal. The same year, she got her big break in the international film scene when she starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle. The movie was a film adaptation from the novel of the same title by Alex Garland, about young people in search for paradise.
In her spare time, Virginie Ledoyen enjoys gardening and reading, and is a dedicated volunteer for the organization Pour le Tibet whose mission is providing medical assistance to Tibet. She has one child, born in September 2001, named Lilas. The father of Lilas is Virginie Ledoyens ex-boyfriend Louis, although she is currently married to Iain Rogers, a film director.