Childhood & Early Life
Lizzie Brocheré was born on March 22, 1985, in Paris, France, to popular French casting director Sylvie Brocheré. Her mother’s links with the entertainment industry made Lizzie fascinated with films when she was young.
While growing up, she spent a lot of time with her mother on her job. Sometimes, she even helped her mother with finding the right actors for the right roles. Being around struggling actors most of the time prepared her to go through the journey, too. She also got enough chances to meet film producers, which further helped her know about the inner workings of the film industry.
She had started acting in films when she was 10 years old. She was also getting inclined toward other artistic activities. She studied literature and film from ‘Sarbonne University’ in Paris. Following her graduation, she enrolled at the ‘ESCP Business School,’ were she learned media management.
She intended to become a film producer/director. Additionally, she also did internships at a few production houses.
Continue Reading Below
You May Like
With her mother’s influence, she made her acting debut at the age of 10. Her debut role was that of a young girl in the series ‘Parents à mi-temps.’ In 2001, at the age of 16, she made her full-fledged acting debut, starring in the lead role in the French TV film titled ‘Margaux Valence: Le Silence d’Alice.’
The same year, she also appeared in guest roles in series such as ‘Relic Hunter’ and ‘Joséphine, ange gardien.’
2002 was a huge year for Lizzie, as in that year, she made her film debut and had her major TV breakthrough. Her debut film was ‘Le Loup de la Côte ouest.’ She also appeared in a key role in the TV film ‘Une autre femme.’
Soon, she also started appearing in a recurring role in the series ‘Alex Santana, négociateur – Un ange noir.’ She played the role of ‘Eva’ in seven episodes of the series.
Throughout the early 2000s, she appeared in supporting roles in films and guest roles in TV series.
After appearing in lead roles in the short films ‘Papier glacé’ and ‘Septembre et moi’ in the mid-1980s, she bagged the first lead role of her film career in the film titled ‘Le Chant des mariées.’ Lizzie played a poor Tunisian Muslim girl in the film. It was highly appreciated by critics.
In the mid-2000s, her TV career also picked up a good pace. She appeared in a supporting role in 14 episodes of the series titled ‘R.I.S Police scientifique- Une vie brisée.’
Around the same time, she appeared in key roles in TV films such as ‘Aves le temps...’ and ‘Bac +70.’ Her performance in ‘Bac +70’ was heavily praised, and she ended up winning the ‘Best Young Actress Award’ at the ‘Luchon International Film Festival.’
In the late 2000s, her film career picked up a great pace, as she was on her way to become a major star in the French film industry. She first appeared in the film titled ‘Tellement proches,’ followed by ‘Linear.’ ‘Linear’ was a heavily experimental film. Lizzie had earlier expressed her desire to do more such films to explore the art of filmmaking in a more refined way.
Continue Reading Below
In 2011, she appeared in a lead role in the critically acclaimed film ‘American Translation.’ The same year, she appeared in a supporting role in the film titled ‘Sleepless Night.’ The thriller film premiered at the ‘Toronto Film Festival’ and was praised universally upon its release. However, the film struggled poorly at the box office.
In the more recent years, she has gained a huge fan following in the US. In 2012, she was signed to play one of the lead roles in the horror–drama series titled ‘American Horror Story: Asylum.’ She did not personally audition for the film and sent an audition tape to the producers instead. She traveled to the US only after she was selected to play the role of ‘Grace Bertrand.’
The second season of ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ ran for 13 episodes and was received positively by critics. The TV ratings indicated a strong commercial appreciation, too. The series also exposed her to the American audiences, and more American filmmakers approached her.
In 2015, she appeared in the lead role of ‘Cindy’ in the war drama ‘Full Contact.’ The film premiered at the ‘Chicago International Film Festival,’ where she earned the award for the ‘Best Female Actor.’
In 2017, she appeared in the supporting role of ‘Kelly’ in the American horror film ‘Rings.’ The film was thrashed by critics but was a box-office success.
In addition, she was also seen playing key roles in series such as ‘The Strain’ and ‘Falling Water.’ She has also played a supporting role in the historical drama series ‘Versailles.’
She directed, co-wrote, and produced the 2017 short film ‘Terre ferme.’