Marina Foïs was a prolific French actress who appeared in dozens of films beginning in the 1990s. Born and raised in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Foïs discovered her love of performance at the age of 16, when she appeared in a production of the 17th century French comedy "The School for Wives," thus developing an immediate love and fascination with making people laugh. The play left such a massive impression on Foïs that she soon decided to continue her high school courses through correspondence so that she can devote herself to comedic performing. In the late '80s, she joined the sketch comedy troupe The Royal Imperial Green Rabbit Company. The group, which was later rechristened Les Robins des Bois, performed sketches in and around France, with Foïs writing several of her own characters. Les Robins des Bois continued to perform throughout the '90s, but in 2001 the group disbanded so that each member could focus on their burgeoning movie careers. Although Foïs had acted in a few movies and TV shows up until that point, by the early 2000s she became one of the most prolific actresses in French cinema, appearing in such films as "The Race" (2002), "RRRrrrr!! !" (2004), and 2012's "Maman." In 2015 Foïs co-starrred in the popular comedy "Daddy or Mommy" (2015).
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