The celebrated French singer, actress and songwriter, Marion Cotillard, has proven herself a connoisseur in the entertainment industry, starting with her starring role in the movie La Vie en Rose (2007). The movie eventually became a box office hit in France, making $86 million against a $25 million budget.
The actress has since appeared in over 50 feature films and has also released several singles and duets throughout her career. Consequently, she has been honoured with many awards and accolades as well as the French National Honors – ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ and ‘Knight of the Legion of Honor’.
Who is Marion Cotillard?
When fate throws you into a family of entertainers then entertainment becomes a natural line for you to tow. Marion’s father, Jean-Claude Cotillard, works as a teacher, a mime, an actor and a director while her mother, Niseema Theillaud, is a well-known actress and also a drama teacher. The actress was raised alongside twin brothers Quentin and Guillaume, with Guillaume now working as a director and screenwriter while Quentin works as a sculptor.
Marion Cotillard was born on the 30th of September, 1975. The singer, actor and environmentalist graduated from the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Orléans, France in 1994. She also studied dance, speech, movement and mime under Nicole Merouze. Since graduation, the French actress has steadily ascended the ladder of success in the entertainment industry through her contributions as a singer, songwriter and an actress. She is a known lover of nature and is also a respected environmentalist.
The actress is best known for her role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and Inception.
Who Is Her Husband or Partner: Guillaume Canet? Here is All You Must Know
To start with, Marion Cotillard is not married but she has been in a long-term relationship with French actor and director – Guillaume Canet. The couple met in October 2007 and since then, rumours have been going around that the two got married in a secret wedding. However, a reliable source revealed that the couple has not yet tied the knot.
Married or not, one thing is certain, the duo is head over heels in love with each other and the length of their seemingly unshakable relationship lends credence to this fact.
Guillaume Canet was born on the 10th of April 1973 in Boulogne-Billancourt. He began acting at the age of eighteen after a fall from a horse ended his Equestrian dreams. He enrolled in the Cours Florent drama school and immediately proved he was a natural at acting.
He got his career started by appearing in several commercials and television shows before landing his debut film role in the short film Fils Unique. Since his debut, his career has not only thrived but he has also made a name for his himself as one of France’s leading actors.
Thanks to his impressive resume, he is not short on awards and nominations. In 1999, Guillaume won the Prix d’interprétation (best actor award) at the Festival Saint-Jean-de-Luz for his role in Barracuda. He was also nominated for a César Award for his role in En Plein Cœur, a critically acclaimed comedy.
Like Marion, he has also gained international recognition for his work. He notably appeared in Yann Samuell’s Love Me If You Dare and Danny Boyle’s The Beach.
Prior to entering a relationship with Marion Cotillard, he was married to the well known German actress, Diane Kruger. The two got married in 2001 but divorced in 2006. The divorce was not a result of infidelity or anything remotely scandalous but rather their thriving careers taking them to different parts of the world and leaving them barely any time to spend with each other.
Thankfully, things have a way of working out seeing as Guillaume is happy with Marion and Diane is happy in her relationship with Norman Reedus.
On the 19th of May 2011, Guillaume and Marion welcome their first child, a son named Marcel into the world. A few years later, the couple announced the birth of their daughter, Louise, on the 16th of March, 2017.
Even though they are not married, Harris Interactive poll for Gala magazine ranked them France’s third Most Popular Couple in 2012. The couple seems happy and unbothered about their relationship status, giving each other complete trust and dedication.