Camille Cottin

Camille Cottin

Camille Cottin is a distinguished French actress who launched her career in 2013, initially performing in a variety of comedic sketches. She rose to prominence with her performance in the film “House of Gucci.” Additionally, she has featured in the series “Killing Eve,” the thriller “Allied,” the crime drama “Stillwater,” and the detective movie “A Haunting in Venice.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Camille Cottin

Date of birth:

December 1, 1978

Zodiac sign:

Sagittarius

Birthplace:

Paris, France

Age:

45

Citizenship:

France

Marital status:

Married to Benjamin Mahon

Children:

2

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Weight:

121 lbs (55 kg)

Occupation:

actress

Early life

Born on December 1, 1978, Camille Cottin’s early years were spent in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb to the west of Paris. Her father, Gilles Cottin, was an artist. At the age of 12, Camille and her family relocated to England, where they settled in London for about five years.

Following her education at the French Lycée, Camille pursued further studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where she majored in English and American literature. Upon obtaining her degree, she embarked on a teaching career while simultaneously honing her theatrical talents at the Jean Périmony Drama School.

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Camille Cottin in A Haunting in Venice

Career

Camille Cottin embarked on her acting journey soon after starting drama courses, and quickly began performing on stage. She initially appeared only in her own theater company’s productions. A standout role for the young actress was in “The Master and Margarita,” adapted from Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel. Cottin’s film debut came in 2001 with the French movie “Yamakasi.”

Her popularity surged in 2009 due to a SoftBank commercial that featured her alongside Hollywood star Brad Pitt, with Wes Anderson writing the script. Following this exposure, she acted in films such as “The Belgian Job,” “Gazelles,” and “I Kissed a Girl,” though these films did not achieve widespread success.

In 2015, Cottin starred in “Our Futures” alongside Pio Marmai and Pierre Rochefort, playing a character named Géraldine. She was also seen in “The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts,” portraying a character also named Camille. Additionally, she joined the cast of “Call My Agent!” from 2015 to 2020. 2016 saw the release of “The Fabulous Patars” and “In the Shadow of Iris,” as well as “Allied,” where Cottin portrayed Monique, acting with Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, and Matthew Goode. This film received numerous positive reviews.

Subsequent to this success, Cottin appeared in less celebrated films such as “Baby Bumps,” “Dumped,” “Photo de famille,” and “Our Happy Holiday.” During this time, she also secured a role in “Killing Eve,” where she played Hélène alongside Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, and others. The series concluded after 32 episodes, ending with its fourth season.

In 2019, “Someone, Somewhere” was released, featuring François Civil and Ana Girardot, with Cottin portraying a psychologist named Melanie. That year also marked the debut of “The Mystery of Henri Pick,” with Cottin and Fabrice Luchini leading the cast. This was a pivotal project for Cottin. She was also in “On a Magical Night,” which did not receive much acclaim.

In July 2021, the thriller “Stillwater” premiered, starring Cottin alongside Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. The film was well-received by critics. Simultaneously, “Our Men” was released where Cottin played the leading role, but the film was not as successful.

That year, Cottin also featured in “House of Gucci,” a biographical film starring Lady Gaga and including Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino. She played Paola Franchi, who had a romantic involvement with Maurizio Gucci. This film turned out to be one of the most triumphant in her career.

Camille Cottin Movies and TV Shows

  • 2023

    Golda

    Lou Kaddar

  • 2023

    A Haunting in Venice

    Olga Seminoff

  • 2021

    House of Gucci

    Paola Franchi

  • 2021

    Stillwater

    Virginie

  • 2020–2022

    Killing Eve

    Hélène

  • 2019

    Someone, Somewhere

    Mélanie’s psychologist

  • 2019 ""

    On a Magical Night

    Irène Haffner at 40 years old

  • 2018

    Our Happy Holiday

    Fleur

  • 2017

    Baby Bumps

    Avril

  • 2016

    Allied

    Monique

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Camille Cottin and Marion Cotillard

Camille Cottin’s personal life and family

Camille Cottin has been happily married since 2005 to Benjamin Mahon, French architect. Together, they have two children, a son Leon and a daughter Anna. Cottin is known for her discretion regarding her private life, choosing to focus publicly on her career rather than personal details. She dedicates much of her free time to her family, maintaining a low-profile lifestyle and seldom discussing personal matters in public forums.

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Camille Cottin with husband

Now

As of 2023, Camille Cottin’s career remains vibrant with the release of three notable films. The summer saw the debut of the French drama “Toni, en famille,” where she assumed the main role. She also appeared in “Golda,” a biographical war drama, acting alongside celebrated names like Helen Mirren and Liev Schreiber. Additionally, Cottin participated in the detective film “A Haunting in Venice,” which is about Hercule Poirot and features Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Kenneth Branagh.

Published: May 13, 2024
Updated: May 30, 2024
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