In the European show business it certainly deserves a prominent place Virginie Efira. A career over twenty years, moving between Belgium and France: in September 2021 she landed in Italy as member of the jury to the Venice Film Festival 2021.
Who is Virginie Efira
Virginie was born in Belgium in 1977 but, on the part of his father, a doctor, he also has Hebrew and Greek origins. Having also spent most of his life in France, he took French citizenship in 2016.
In his studies he deepens subjects such as Latin, mathematics, psychology and social sciences. Later he manages to enter theNational Higher Institute of Performing Arts and then to the Conservatory to study theater.
But he does not start immediately by treading the cinema scenes. First, in fact, he goes from the small screen.
Virginie Efira: career
Her career began in 1998 when she was hired by the Belgian channel RTL Club, to lead the teen program Megamix.
In 2000 he participated, alongside Patrick Ridremont, actor and producer, in the transmission Night Shop, in a short humorous sequence for Canal + Belgique. After being taken for the weather forecast on the French channel M6 gains more and more notoriety, also conducting other successful French programs.
His film career took off in 2004, voicing the character of Liz Wilson in the French version of the cardboard Garfield. In 2005 he also voices Piper in the animated film Robots. He is the protagonist of numerous comedies, such as for example Unfortunately you are there In 2010, My best nightmare in 2011 and 20 years younger in 2013. Receives the Audience Award at the 2012 Magritte Awards and the Magritte Award for Best Actress in 2017 for All of Victoria’s men. While not moving away from the world of comedy, he also explores roles in more dramatic films, such as 7 men to soak (2018), Sybil (2019) and Benedetta (2021).
Given her respectable career, she was chosen to be part of the jury at the 78th Venice Film Festival, together with illustrious colleagues, such as Saverio Costanzo, Cynthia Erivo, Sarah Gadon and Bong Joon-ho.
Virginie Efira: private life
She was married to her colleague Patrick Ridremont from 2002 to 2005, divorcing him permanently in 2009. From 2013, for about 2 years, she had a relationship with Mabrouk el Mechri, French actor, director and screenwriter. He had a daughter, Ali, born in 2013. She is currently engaged with the Canadian actor Niels Schneider, 10 years her junior.