Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu is a French actress who is famous for her appearances in several French television series and films, such as Trois hommes et un couffin (1985), Neuf Mois (1994), Natalia (1988), and Call My Agent (2015). It was with Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” (2020) in which she played the role of Sylvie Grateau, that she rose to international fame.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu was born on Thursday, April 25, 1963 (aged 59; date 2022) in Rome, Italy. She grew up in Rome.
After her parents got separated, at the age of sixteen, she moved to Paris to pursue an acting career. In Paris, she took a two-year acting course and also worked in a few commercial companies to earn a living.
- Height: 5’5″
- Hair Color: Medium Golden Blonde
- Eye color: Black
Family and Caste/Ethnicity
Parents and Siblings
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s father, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu, was a well-known French actor who made his career in Italy. His mother, Silvia Tortora worked as a designer for Dior, the biggest brand in the fashion world.
Philippe-Leroy Beaulieu, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s father
Her brother’s name is Michelle Leroy.
Relationship, Wife, and Children
At seventeen, Philippine fell in love with Santiago Amigorena, a classmate from her high school who is now a director, screenwriter, and author. Years later, Santiago wrote a memoir about their romance and the trauma of their breakup. The New York Times
Later, Ms. Leroy-Beaulieu was in a relationship with Richard Bean, a French documentarian. Although they were never married, the couple has a daughter, Tais Bean.
In the Movies
In 1983, Philippine made her screen debut with the French comedy-drama ‘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 ‘Trois Hommes et un couffin’ in which she played the role of Sylvia. The film was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category, and Philippine was nominated for a César for Best Promising Young Woman.
Then, she appeared in a series of costume films, such as The Possessed (1988), The Two Fragonards (1989), The French Revolution (1989), etc. In 1994, the actress made a successful return to comic cinema by playing the role of Mathilde in the film “Neuf Mois”.
Later, she appeared in several French films, such as La Belle Verte (1996), Hercule and Sherlock (1996), La Voie est libre (1998), etc. In 2003, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu reprised her role as Sylvia in the film ’18 Years After’ a sequel to ‘Three Men and a Bassinet’ Her other important films include Vatel (2000), Two Brothers (2004), Graziella (2015), and Grandpa Sitter (2020).
As a Television Actress
In 1984, she made her television debut with a French mini-series “La fille de Mistral” in which she played the role of Fauve.
Subsequently, she made cameos in various shows, such as Série Noire (1984), Ordinary heroes (1994), Commissioner Valence (2005), etc. In 2010, she played 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 television series Agathe Koltès.
In Web Series
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 that same year, she starred in Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” in which she played the role of Sylvie Grateau.
- Nominated for the César in the Best Promising Young Woman category for the film ‘Three Men and a Basket’ (1986).
- Best Actress Award at the Amiens International Film Festival, France (1988).
“The French know how to laugh at other people but they don’t know how to laugh at themselves. They always get hurt and upset when people laugh at them, they don’t realize that Darren is also making fun of the Americans, very much — they don’t realize that. They don’t have a sense of humor, that’s what I think.”
- Philippine’s parents were against her desire to pursue an acting career. Although they tried to prevent her from pursuing a career in her father’s footsteps, Philippine fled to Paris against her parent’s advice and became an actress.
- After moving to Paris, her classmates and teachers made fun of her for making mistakes in dictations written in French. As a result, she felt humiliated and began to hate the French community. The New York Times In an interview she said:
“It was public, it was humiliating, it was horrible… I hated the French. I hated”
- She has been on the covers of many magazines, like You, Vanity Fair etc.
- She supports the national and international affairs and also posted a picture on Instagram writing how she is against the Russian- Ukranian war.
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu probably is enthralled about astrology. She once posted a list of astrology on her social media channel.
- Leroy-Beaulieu has revealed that she will have an appearance on the fifth season of Netflix’s British royal drama, The Crown as Monique Ritz. Town and Country Magazine
“It was a very small thing but it was a lot of fun and I was so, so happy to be in it. Every episode is like a little film on its own. It’s crazily well written.”