Mélanie Laurent


Laurent in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 21 February, 1983

Ethnicity: French Jewish [Ashkenazi, Sephardi]

Mélanie Laurent is a French actress, singer, pianist, screenwriter, and director. She is known for starring in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, as well as the films Dikkenek, Don’t Worry, I’m Fine, Now You See Me, and Enemy. Her mother, Annick, is a ballerina, and her father, Pierre Laurent, is a voice-over actor.

She has both Ashkenazi Jewish, from Poland, and Sephardi Jewish, from Tunisia, ancestry.

Mélanie has two children with her husband.

One of Mélanie’s grandfathers is named Henri.


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Sephardi Jews whose ancestors hail from Muslim/Arab countries are considered Mizrahi Jews as well.

    Add that ‘Mizrahi Jewish’ tag.

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