Nora Arnezeder is a French actress who appeared in the thriller film ‘Safe House’ alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. She also played a significant role in the popular French romantic film ‘Paris 36,’ where she portrayed the character of Douce. The Paris-born actress then went on to appear in a series of French films in major roles before moving to Hollywood. She has found considerable success in Hollywood as well. Also active in the TV industry, she played a recurring role in the series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ and later played a very important role in the drama series ‘Zoo’. While she has excelled as an actress, acting is not her only talent; she is a skilled singer as well. Besides her acting role in the film ‘Paris 36’, she also performed the original song ‘Loin de Paname’ for the movie’s soundtrack.
Nora Arnezeder developed an interest in acting at a very tender age. She began by acting in local stage shows and eventually moved on to the big screen. She received her first big break in 2008, in the French romantic film ‘Faubourg 36’ (also known as ‘Paris 36’). Arnezeder played the character of ‘Douce’ in the film and was nominated at the Lumiere Awards and the Étoiles d'Or Awards for the Most Promising Young Actress/Newcomer; she ended up winning both the awards. Interestingly, it was not only her acting that mesmerized the audience; she also performed the original song ‘Loin de Paname’, composed by Reinhardt Wagner, in the film. The song was nominated at the 82nd Academy Awards for the Best Original Song.
Her next big role came in another French drama film titled ‘What the Day Owes the Night’. She portrayed the character of ‘Émilie Cazenave’, one of the leads in the film, which was well-received by the critics despite failing at the box office. Arnezeder appeared in the psychological film ‘Maniac’ as ‘Anna D'Antoni’, a photographer who meets a psycho killer and goes through a horrific experience herself. The film received good reviews from the critics.
Arnezeder bagged the recurring role of ‘Anna Maria’ in the web comedy-drama series ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ in 2014. A year later, she got another significant role, this time on television. She was cast in the series ‘Zoo,’ in the role of ‘Chloe Tousignant’. She was part of the show between 2015 and 2016, for a total of 18 episodes. Between 2017 and 2018, Arnezeder appeared in the television show ‘Riviera’ and the web series ‘Origin,’ playing lead roles in both the shows.
Nora Arnezeder was born on May 8, 1989, in Paris, France, to an art-loving couple. Her parents were very much into performing arts and encouraged her to take interest in music, dancing, and acting beside her academics. She attended one of the most prestigious drama schools in Paris, the Cours Florent, where she learnt acting and dancing.