French actress born in Paris on March 9, 1964.
Daughter of an actress and a sculptor, studied at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique of Paris and, when had just reached the age of eighteen, began on the boards. Before the age of twenty, he/she made his debut in cinema with Liberty Belle (1983), Pascal Kané. The prestigious André Téchiné was set on it to make it play a role (with committed very explicit sex scenes) in theatre psychodrama quotation (1985), where beside Jean-Louis Trintignant and of Lambert Wilson began to demonstrate his undeniable artistic talent. Had previously participated in I salute you, María (1985), by Jean-Luc Godard, one of the biggest fiasco in the history of French cinema and certainly the worst movie of its controversial director, in which neither it, giving life to the former mistress of José, got saved.
But it was in 1988 when for the first time attracted the attention of the public and international criticism for his estimable Tereza in the unbearable lightness of being, by Philip Kaufman, adaptation of the famous novel by Milan Kundera set in Prague in 1968, in a time of sexual and artistic freedom. He/She covers all the political events of the time with touch and a deliberate sense of tragedy, the couple tried variations on jealousy, eroticism and sensuality in a masterly way, thanks to the three principal actors: Britain's Daniel Day-Lewis, Sweden's Lena Olin and, of course, Juliette Binoche.
After this success in the United States, returned to France to participate in a cult film already almost since its premiere, lovers of the Pont-Neuf (1991), by Leos Carax, with whom he/she had already collaborated in one of his first important films in France, bad blood (1986). He/She then signed a contract with the great director Louis Malle to star in in the United Kingdom wound (1992), alongside Jeremy Irons, a passionate tragedy about the love of a mature man with the bride of his son, based on the novel by Josephine Hart.
The following year he/she was called to star in three colors: Blue (1993), Krzyzstof Kieslowski, first installment of a trilogy composed also of white and red, the colors of the French flag. With them trying to director also translate the three values inherent in these colors: blue, freedom; White, equality; and red, fraternity. In blue, the character of Binoche, having lost his family in a traffic accident, decides to move away from the hustle and bustle and find a more contemplative life and real. This role won the interpretation award at the Venice Film Festival.
After taking a year off in 1994 to devote himself completely to the care of her newborn son, returned to the cinema with the tape of Adventures: the Horseman on the roof (1995), of Jean-Paul Rappeneau. It is a historical story - the 19th-century France, ravaged by the plague, with the Italy and the Risorgimento as a backdrop background-that recreates a character, Pauline de Theus, who is becoming strong in every scene of the film. Virtually the same thing that would happen later in the English patient (1996), de Anthony Minghella, where, despite splitting how predictable secondary in the shadow of the two protagonists (Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas), became worthy of the Oscar for best actress of cast.
1983: Liberty Belle; The best of the vie.1984: Adieu Blaireau; The nanas.1985: the cita.1986: La vie de famille; I salute you, María; Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur; Bad sangre.1987: A tour of manege.1988: the unbearable lightness of the ser.1991: lovers of the Pont Neuf. 1992: Wuthering Heights; Herida.1993: Three colors: Azul.1994: three colors: white (cameo); Three colors: Red (cameo). 1995: Le hussard sur le toit.1996: the English patient; A divan a New York.1998: Alice et Martin.1999: in praise of love; Les enfants du siecle.2000: La veuve de Saint-Pierre. 2001: Chocolat.2002: intimate confessions of a mujer.2004: Country of my skull.2005: Cache (hidden).
Productions for Television: 1991: Women & Men: In Love There Are No Rules.