Léa Seydoux is a French actress. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress and On War. She first came to attention after she received her first César Award nomination for her performance in The Beautiful Person and won the Trophée Chopard, an award given to up-and-coming actors at the Cannes Film Festival.
Since then, she has appeared in major Hollywood films including Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood, Midnight in Paris and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In French cinema, she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for a second time for her role in Belle Épine and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for the film Farewell, My Queen.
In 2013, Seydoux came to widespread attention when she was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour. That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent.