Melanie Thierry is a French actress who became famous after her role in the fantastic thriller "Babylon N. E." in 2008, starring with Vin Diesel, as well as in a number of other successful Hollywood films.
Melanie Thierry biography
Melanie was born on July 17, 1981 in France, in the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines. The full name of the actress is Norman Melena Thierry. She is French by nationality and ethnic origin. The zodiac sign is Cancer. The growth of the actress is 160 cm.
Her father was involved in the restaurant business and her mother was a pharmacist. Thanks to her good natural qualities, a blonde with blue eyes, she did not go unnoticed. The girl's external attractiveness opened the door to the world of advertising posters for her as a teenager.
From an early age, Melanie showed talent, was an artistic child and, having matured, began to develop herself in this direction. In the early stages of her career, Melanie worked as a model in France, then continued her acting studies for further professional activities.
Career and work of Melanie Thierry
Melanie started modeling at the age of 13. Soon she was noticed by an agent named Miriam Bru, whom she will later describe as the person who changed her life, because he saw in her "qualities that will help to become an actress." In 1996, Melanie Thierry starred in the French television film L'amerloque for the first time.
Further, the young actress took steps in her acting career, starring in French TV series. In 1998, after being published in Vogue Italia, she was spotted by the Italian director Giuseppe Tornator, who offered her a small role. And now, at the age of 18, the promising young actress made her debut in the full-scale film The Legend of the Pianist (1998), appearing on the big screen with Hollywood star Tim Roth.
The young actress at that time refrained from jumping too quickly into the professional acting world, carefully choosing the incoming proposals. In 2000, Melanie Thierry agreed to star in another Italian film called The Law of Opposites.
In 2003, Melanie gets the role of Louise Rene de Keroual, a political adventurer, in the BBC television series The Last King, based on real historical events and tells the story of King Charles II of England, played by British actor Rufus Sewell.
The Hollywood debut of actress Melanie Thierry took place in 2008 after the premiere of the fantastic action movie in English "Babylon NE", which she performed as Aurora. In the same year, the adventure thriller "Largo Winch: The Beginning" was released.
Today Melanie Thierry is a sought-after actress both in Hollywood and in her homeland. She remains busy in her modeling and acting career, whose career continues to grow and flourish. She already has 60 films and TV series on her account. In 2006, Melanie even won the Best Young Actress award at the Luchon Festival.
In 2010, Melanie Thierry gets the lead role in the historical melodrama Princess de Montpensier, playing alongside the French actor and model Gaspard Ulliel. In the same year, Melanie Thierry received the Cesar Film Award for Promising Actress.
In 2012, Melanie gets the role of Princess Catherine of Valois in the British BBC television film Henry V, based on the work of William Shakespeare.
In 2013, she starred in the fantastic thriller and comedy co-produced by the UK and France, Theorem Zero. Here her colleagues on the set are Hollywood stars Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, as well as British theater and film actor David Thewlis and Ben Whishaw.
Throughout her career as an actress, she has worked with such prestigious and international directors as Bertrand Tavernier, Terry Gilliam, Fernando Leon de Aranoa and others.
Melanie Thierry's personal life
The popular actress keeps her private life away from the publicity and the paparazzi, without revealing the details of her backstage life. It is known that since 2002 she has been in a civil marriage with Rafael Aroche, a French singer. Melanie Thierry has two sons from this relationship (Roman, born on May 24, 2008, and Alyosha, born in 2013). The couple seems happy and refutes any rumors of a possible breakup. Today, the media has spread information about the possible third pregnancy of the actress.
Melanie Thierry in 2018
In 2018, People with Money magazine ranked 37-year-old Melanie Thierry in the top ten highest paid actresses of this year, taking her to the top of this list with a combined income of $ 82 million. In compiling this rating, factors such as advances, profit distribution, residual values, sponsorship and advertising work were taken into account. The French actress is estimated to have a net worth of $ 245 million. She owes her huge fortune to smart investments in company stocks, real estate and competent distribution of profits.
Today Melanie Thierry owns several restaurants in Paris ("Mélanie Gordona"), she even released her own brand of vodka ("Pure Wonderthierry - France"), and launched her own perfume line ("De Mélanie with Love") and her clothing brand ("Seduction by Mélanie Thierry").