The lovely blonde comes from a family of performing artists, with her mother a ballerina and her father a voice actor. He lent his vocal sound to the French version of The Simpsons, dubbing the character of Ned Flanders. Melanie Laurent did not have a conventional path to become an actress, as she did not take any performance classes or acting lessons.
Instead, the widely-acclaimed actor, Gérard Depardieu, discovered her innate acting talent and immediately cast her in a minor role for his movie. Most of her early works were French films, with titles like Summer Things, Rice Rhapsody, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, and Days of Glory.
Her film breakthrough happened in the 2006 drama film: Don’t Worry, I’m Fine. The plot revolves around a young woman looking for her lost brother to find out about his untimely death. She received several nominations and won three awards as French cinema’s most promising actress.
In 2009, the hot blonde achieved global stardom with her participation in the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film, Inglourious Basterds. The film dealt with an alternate history to assassinate leaders of Nazi Germany. Melanie Laurent worked with top stars like Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, and Diane Kruger.
Since then, the actress has worked on several English movies like Now You See Me, By the Sea, and 6 Underground. However, the majority of her film resume is still mostly in French. Apart from acting, this talented celebrity has ventured into directing and screenwriting. Some of the works credited to her name are X Femmes, The Adopted, Breathe, Tomorrow, Plonger, and Galveston.
She once had a relationship with fellow actor Julien Boisselier, her co-star in Don’t Worry, I’m Fine. However, the actress has kept her romantic life private since then. She has been married to an unknown man since 2013, and Melanie Laurent has refused to divulge his identity. She has two children.