Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress best known for her performance in the movie ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’. She is considered to be one of the most promising stars of French cinema. Some of Adèle’s most popular roles have been in ‘Boxes’, ‘Des morceaux de moi’, ‘I Used to be Darker’, ‘Insecure’, ‘Orphan’, and ‘The White Crow’, etc. She is particularly known for her raw, sensual, and seductive performances. She has become a darling of the critics for her ability to elicit emotional reactions from captive audiences even in the simplest of scenes. The actress has also made the world take notice of her in the world of theatre. Her performance in Simon Stones’ play ‘La Trilogie de la vengeance’ has earned the praise of audiences and critics. She has also walked the runway for top brands. She was also one of the faces of ‘Miu Miu Resort 2014’ ad campaign.
Adèle Exarchopoulos’ acting career began at the age of nine. She was sent to acting classes by her parents to overcome her shyness. She made her debut in 2006 in an episode of the French TV series ‘R.I.S, police scientifique’. A year later, she made her official movie debut as Lilli in the French film ‘Boxes’ (2007).
In 2008, Adèle Exarchopoulos landed one of the lead roles in the French fantasy adventure movie ‘Les Enfants de Timpelbach’. Her performance in the movie received rave reviews and lead to more substantial roles in the movies ‘The Round Up’ and ‘Turk’s Head’ in 2010. She followed that up with the two French movies, ‘Chez Gino’ and ‘Carré blanc’ in 2011. She was then cast in ‘Des morceaux de moi’ (2012).
2013 turned out to be a breakthrough year for Exarchopoulos. She started the year by delivering enthralling performances in ‘I Used to Be Darker’ (2013) and ‘Making a Scene’ (2013). She was then cast in the leading role of Adèle in the French romance movie ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ (2013). She co-starred alongside actress Léa Seydoux. The movie following her character’s journey through life revolved around themes of desire, sex, and freedom. The film generated a lot of controversy on its premiere at the ‘2013 Cannes Film Festival’. That was largely due it its depiction of raw depiction of sexuality.
‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’ was a critical and commercial hit and went on to win the ‘Palme d’Or’ at the ‘66th Cannes Film Festival’ (2013). Adèle Exarchopoulos herself became the youngest ‘Palme d’Or’ winner. She was also awarded the ‘Chopard Trophy’ for being the female revelation of the year at the ‘2014 Cannes Film Festival’. She then won the most promising actress award at the ‘César Awards’ (2014) for her performance in the movie. She also received international recognition.
Adèle Exarchopoulos appeared in the movies ‘Insecure’ and ‘Voyage vers la mère’ in 2014. She was then seen in ‘Les Anarchistes’ and ‘Apnée’ in 2015. The next year was particularly busy for the actress. She was cast in leading roles in ‘Down by Love’, ‘The Last Face’, and ‘Orphan’ in 2016. In 2017, she received praise for her performance in the drama ‘Racer and the Jailbird’.
In 2018, Adèle Exarchopoulos landed the leading role of Claire Saint in the biographical drama movie ‘The White Crow’ . The movie and her performance received critical acclaim. In 2019, she starred in two movies, ‘Sibyl’ and ‘Revenir’. She also captivated audiences on stage in the play ‘La Trilogie de la vengeance’ (2019) at the ‘Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe’.
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Family & Personal Life
Adèle Exarchopoulos was born on November 22, 1993, in Paris, France. Her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitar teacher and her mother, Marina Niquet, is a nurse. She was brought up in the ‘19th arrondissement of Paris’, near the Place des Fêtes.
Adèle began a relationship with French actor Jérémie Laheurte in 2012 after meeting him on the sets of ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’. The relationship ended in 2015. She then started dating French rapper Morgan Frémont, also known as “Doums” in February 2016. They welcomed their son Ismail in April 2017. Although the couple broke up in October 2018, they continue to raise their son together.