Date of Birth : Dec 21st 1969
At age fourteen Delpy obtained a role in the film Detective, directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Two years later, Delpy was cast in the title role in the film Beatrice, and used the money she earned to pay for her first trip to New York City. Delpy continued making regular trips to New York over the next few years, before finally moving there in 1990. Delpy became an international celebrity after starring in the 1991 film Europa Europa. In the film, she plays a pro-Nazi girl, Leni, who falls in love with the hero, Solomon Perel, not knowing that he is Jewish.
In late 2001, she filmed alongside comedian Martin Short for the 30-minute film of CinéMagique, a theatre-show attraction presented several times daily at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Resort Paris. Delpy attended the March 2002 opening of the park and the inauguration of the film-based attraction, which sees her star as Marguerite – a female actress with whom Short’s character, George, falls in love as he stumbles through countless classic movies. CinéMagique won the coveted 2002 Themed Entertainment Association award for “outstanding” themed attraction. Delpy reprised her Before Sunrise character, Céline, with a brief animated appearance in 2001’s Waking Life, and again in a 2004 sequel, Before Sunset. The film was well-received and earned Delpy, who co-wrote the script, her first Academy Award nomination for Writing Adapted Screenplay.
Delpy has also had an interest in a career as a film director since her childhood, and enrolled in a summer directing course at New York University. She wrote and directed the short film Blah Blah Blah (1995), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. She made her feature length directorial debut in 2002, with a film entitled Looking for Jimmy, which she also wrote and produced. 2007 saw the release of 2 Days in Paris in which Delpy not only starred in the film (with Adam Goldberg), but also directed, wrote, edited, co-produced it and wrote the original music. The film also features Delpy’s real-life parents, Marie Pillet and Albert Delpy.