Marie-Josée Croze

Marie-Josée Croze

Marie-Josée Croze is a Canadian actress who holds dual nationality – French citizenship, which she succeeded in obtaining in December 2012. She has appeared in over 30 movies as well as almost a dozen television production over a span of twenty years and has received accolades and recognition for her roles in movies such as Maelström (2000) and The Barbarian Invasions (2003).

Marie-Josée Croze was originally born in Montreal, QC on February 23, 1973. However, as she was an orphan she was placed in the Canadian adoption system at a very young age. Fortunately she was adopted at the age of three by a respected family from Longueuil, Montréal, as a sibling to four other children. Marie-Josée Croze initially chose to study fine arts, but later changed her decision and decided to opt for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop, which is based in Montreal. 1993 saw her land her first movie role as part of the cast in La Florida (1993) and subsequently paved the way for her to start appearing in a multitude of Canadian television series and movies.

The year 2000 was a big break for her when she starred in Denis Villeneuve’s Maelstrom (2000). Her work with the movie garnered her national (she received the Jutra Best Actress Award and the Genie Best Actress Award for her performances) and international recognition, and provided her with opportunities to work with a number of critically acclaimed Canadian directors of the time including Atom Egoyan for Ararat (2002) and Denys Arcand for The Barbarian Invasions (2003), the latter of which saw her being rewarded with the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.

Marie-Josée Croze  continued to recieve praise for her versatile acting skills well into later years. She starred in movies like La postière (1992), La Florida (1993), HLA identique (1998), Maelström (2000), Ascension (2002), Ararat (2002), Des chiens dans la neige (2002), Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2002), Nothing (2003), The Barbarian Invasions (2003), Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités… (2004), Ordo (2004), The Girl from the Chartreuse (2005), The Story of My Life (2004), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2005), Murder on the Orient Express (2010), Meres et Filles (2010), Another Silence (2011), La Certosa di Parma (2012), Collision (2013), Calvary (2014), Every Thing Will Be Fine (2014) and An Eye for Beauty (2014). She also appeared in the movie Munich (2005), directed by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Her television productions includes Chambres en ville (1989), Le choix (1991) , Montréal P.Q. (1992), Zelda (1993), The Hunger (1997), Le masque (1997), Captive (1998), Murder Most Likely (1999), Largo Winch (2003) and Birdsong (2012).

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