Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu is a French actress who is well known for appearing in multiple French TV series and films, like Trois hommes et un couffin (1985), Neuf Mois (1994), Natalia (1988), and Call My Agent (2015). In 2020, she struck international stardom with Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ in which she played the role of Sylvie Grateau.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu was born on Thursday, April 25, 1963 (age 57 years; as of 2020) in Rome, Italy. She grew up in Rome, and at the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris to pursue a career in acting after her parents had divorced. In Paris, she pursued a two-year acting course and simultaneously worked in a few commercials to earn a living.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Medium Golden Blonde
Eye Color: Black
Family & Caste/Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s father, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu, was a well-known French actor who made his career in Italy. Her mother, Late. Silvia Tortora, worked as a designer for Dior, a high-end fashion brand. Her brother’s name is Michelle Leroy.
Relationships, Husband & Children
At the age of seventeen, Philippine fell in love with Santiago Amigorena, a fellow student at her high school who is now a director, screenwriter, and author. Years later, Santiago wrote a memoir about their love affair and the trauma of their breakup. The New York Times
Later, Ms. Leroy-Beaulieu was in a relationship with Richard Bean, a French documentary filmmaker. Although they were never married, the couple has a daughter, Taïs Bean.
In 1983, Philippine made her screen debut with the French comedy-drama film ‘Surprise Party’ in which she played the role of Anne Lambert.
In 1985, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu landed her first major role in the French comedy film ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ in which she played the role of Sylvia. The film was nominated for the Oscar Award in the category of Best Foreign Film, and Philippine was nominated for the César Award for Best Young Promising Female.
Thereafter, she appeared in a series of costume films, such as Les Possédés (1988), Les Deux Fragonard (1989), La Révolution française (1989), etc. In 1994, the actress made a successful return to the comedy films by playing the role of Mathilde in the film ‘Neuf Mois.’
Later, she appeared in multiple French films, like La Belle Verte (1996), Hercule et Sherlock (1996), La voie est libre(1998), etc. In 2003, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu resumed her role of Sylvia in the movie ’18 ans après,’ a sequel of ‘Trois hommes et un couffin.’ Her other prominient films include Vatel (2000), Deux frères (2004), Graziella (2015), and Papi Sitter (2020).
In 1984, she made her television debut with a French mini-series ‘Mistral’s Daughter’ in which she played the role of Fauve.
Therefafter, she made cameo appearences in various shows, like Série noire (1984), Des héros ordinaires (1994), Commissaire Valence (2005), etc. In 2010, she starred in the show ‘Ma femme, ma fille, 2 bébés’ in which she played the role of Emma.
In 2016, she played the protagonist, Agathe Koltès, in the TV series ‘Agathe Koltès.’
In 2015, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu made her digital debut with Netflix’s ‘Call My Agent’ in which she played the role of Catherine Barneville.
In 2020, she appeared in the Netflix series ‘Mirage’ as Jeanne. Later, in the same year, she starred in Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris’ in which she played the role of Sylvie Grateau and shared the screen with Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo, Ashley Park, Samuel Arnold, and Camille Razat.
- Nominated for the César Award in the category of Best Young Promising Female for the movie ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ (1986).
- Best Actress Award in Amiens International Film Festival, France (1988)
- Philippine’s parents were against her desire to pursue a career in acting. Although, they tried to keep her from pursuing a career that followed her father’s footsteps, Philippine flee to Paris against the advice of her parents and became an actress.
- After moving to Paris, she was mocked by her high school classmates and teachers because she made mistakes in formal written French dictations. As a result, she felt humiliated and began to hate the French community. In an interview, she said,
It was public, it was humiliating, it was horrible….I hated the French. I hated Parisians.” The New York Times
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