Fanny Ardant

Fanny Ardant

actress, director, writer

Fanny Ardant was born on Mar 22, 1949 in France. Fanny Ardant's big-screen debut came with Le mutant - Season 1 directed by Bernard Toublanc-Michel in 1978. Fanny Ardant is known for La Belle Époque directed by Nicolas Bedos, Daniel Auteuil stars as Victor Drumond and Guillaume Canet as Antoine. Fanny Ardant has got 14 awards and 14 nominations so far. The most recent award Fanny Ardant achieved is Faro Island Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Fanny Ardant plays is The Palace which will be released on Sep 28, 2023.

Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her.When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her. Shortly before his death Ardant started acting on stage. However following her father's death she followed his advice and went to university in Aix-en-Provence where she read Political Science. Upon graduation she took a job working for the French embassy in London from which she was sacked for poor time keeping and being dishevelled. The latter was attributed to the social whirl she enjoyed in London.Ardant continued working odd jobs in London before deciding, almost on a whim, to go to drama school. She returned to France for her studies and before long began acting on stage and then on television. At the age of 31 she was contacted by Francois Truffaut who had spotted her in a television drama and wanted to cast her in his film The Woman Next Door (1981).While working together Ardant and Truffaut fell in love and in 1983 she gave birth to their daughter Josephine. Truffaut died a year later from a brain tumour.

  • Birthday

    Mar 22, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France
  • Also known

    Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant, Фанни Ардан

Known For


14 wins & 14 nominations

Faro Island Film Festival
Best Ensemble Performance
Winner - Golden Carp Film Award - International
César Awards, France
Best Supporting Actress (Meilleure actrice dans un second rôle)
Winner - César
Best Actress (Meilleure actrice)
Winner - César
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