Berenice Bejo is a French actress. She has given her contribution to theater, film and television series. She is known for her character of Christiana in the movie A Knight's Tale in 2001and her portrayal of Peppy Miller in the 2011 movie
The Artist. She received the nomination for the Best Supporting Actress for Academy Award and won the César Award in the category of Best Actress. She was born in Argentina. Her father, filmmaker Miguel Bejo was a filmmaker in Argentina and her mother Silvia, was, a lawyer. At the age of three, her family safely escaped from the dirty war at Argentine. In 2001, she made her first appearance with A Knight's Tale, which was an American movie by
Brian Helgeland. She played the character of Christiana opposite
Heath Ledger. In 2002, she joined the France tour with Guillaume Depardieu and Marie-France Pisier. In 2003, she was seen in 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman as Olivia. The movie was directed by Laurent Bouhnik. In 2004, she starred in The Grand Role by Steve Suissa in the character where she seduces Titoff and Stephane Freiss. In 2005, she was part of Cavalcade, which was based on the theme of disability. She acted in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies directed by
Michel Hazanavicius opposite
Jean Dujardin. In 2007, she did a short film named La Pomme d'Adam. In 2008, she acted in two romantic movies Stéphane Kazandjian and Modern Love Bouquet. In 2009, she was a part of the documentary Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno by Serge Bromberg. The documentary also featured Jacques Gamblin and Béjo.
In 2011, she was a part of the movie The Artist, directed by Hazanavicius. The movie also starred Dujardin,
John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Nina Siemaszko and much more. She played the character of Peppy Miller and was very appreciated by the audience and the critics. She won the César Award in the category of Best Actress. She received seven nominations for her role, including the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture award, the Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress and BAFTA Award in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2012, she hosted the opening and closing ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, she won the Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival for the movie
The Past. She married to director Michel Hazanavicius. They both first met on the sets of OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, in 2006. The couple has two children Gloria and Lucien.