Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu was born on Thursday, April 25, 1963 (age 57 years; as of 2020) in Rome, Italy. She grew up in Rome and moved to Paris as a teenager to pursue a career in acting when her parents divorced. In Paris, she pursued a two-year acting course and simultaneously worked in a few commercials to earn some pocket money.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Medium Golden Blonde
Eye Color: Black
Family & Caste/Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s father, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu, was a well-known French actor who made his career in Italy. Her mother, Late. Silvia Tortora, was a designer of jewelry, handbags, scarves, and knitwear for Dior. Her brother’s name is Michelle Leroy.
Relationships, Husband & Children
At the age of seventeen, Philippine fell in love with Santiago Amigorena, a fellow student at her high school who is now a director, screenwriter, and author. Years later, Santiago wrote a memoir about their love affair and the trauma of their breakup. The New York Times
Later, Ms. Leroy-Beaulieu was in a relationship with the French documentary filmmaker Richard Bean. Although they were never married, the couple has a daughter, Taïs Bean.
In 1983, Philippine made her screen debut with the French comedy-drama film ‘Surprise Party’ in which she played the role of Anne Lambert.
In 1985, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu landed her first major role in the French comedy film ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ in which she played the role of Sylvia. The film was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Film, and Philippine was nominated for the César Award for Best Young Promising Female.
Thereafter, she appeared in a series of costume films such as Les Possédés (1988), Les Deux Fragonard (1989), La Révolution française (1989) etc. In 1994, the actress made a successful return to comedy films by playing the role of Mathilde in the fim ‘Neuf mois.’
Later, she appeared in multiple French films like La Belle Verte (1996), Hercule et Sherlock (1996) et La voie est libre(1998), etc. In 2003, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu resumed her role of Sylvia in the movie ’18 ans après,’ a sequel of ‘Trois hommes et un couffin.’ Her other prominient films include Vatel (2000) Deux frères (2004), Graziella (2015), and Papi Sitter (2020).
In 1984, she made her television debut with a French mini-series ‘Mistral’s Daughter’ in which she played the role of Fauve.
Therefafter, she made cameo appearences in various shows like Série noire (1984), Des héros ordinaires (1994), Commissaire Valence (2005), etc. In 2010, she starred in the show Ma femme, ma fille, 2 bébés in which she played the role of Emma.
In 2016, she played the protagonist, Agathe Koltès, in the TV series ‘Agathe Koltès.’Later, she appeared in the French television series Call My Agent (2019) as Catherine Barneville.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu made her digital debut with Netflix’s Mirage (2020) in which she played the role of Jeanne. In 2020, she starred in Netflix’s Emily in Paris in which she played the role of Sylvie Grateau in which she shared the screen with Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo, Ashley Park, Samuel Arnold, and Camille Razat.
- Nominated for the César Award in the category of Best Young Promising Female for the movie ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ (1986).
- Best Actress Award in Amiens International Film Festival, France (1988)
- Philippine’s father, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu, was against Philippine’s desire to pursue a career in acting. Although he tried to keep her from pursuing a career that followed in his footsteps, Philippine flee to Paris against the advice of her parents.
- After moving to Paris, she was mocked by her high school classmates and teachers because she made mistakes in formal written French dictations. As a result, she felt humiliated and began to hate the French community. In an interview, she said,
It was public, it was humiliating, it was horrible….I hated the French. I hated Parisians.” The New York Times
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