Binoche, Juliette (1964–)

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Binoche, Juliette (1964–)

French actress. Born Mar 9, 1964, in Paris, France; dau. of an actress and a sculptor; sister of actress-photographer Marion Stalens; m. Andre Halle (professional scuba diver), 1993; lived with French actor Benoit Magimel, 1999–2003; children: (with Halle) Raphaël (b. 1993); (with French actor Benoit Magimel) Hannah (b. 2000).

Came to prominence in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988); starred in Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991), Wuthering Heights (1992), Damage (1992), Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993), Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994), Le Hussard sur le toit (1995), Alice et Martin (1998), Les Enfants du siècle (1999), La Veuve de Saint-Pierre (2000), Chocolat (2000), Country of My Skull (2004); won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for performance in The English Patient (1996).