Produced in 1969 in Paris, performer and filmmaker Julie Delpy started out in French movies as a teen. She soon moved on to such American movies as The Three Musketeers (1993). She and Ethan Hawke played two voyagers in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995). Their characters as well as their relationship inspired two more movies, Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013). Delpy has also directed and composed several movies, including 2 Days in Paris (2007).
The daughter of theatre performers, she began performing at a young age.
Delpy got her first film in the age of 14, appearing in Jean-Luc Godard’s French drama Dtective (1984). A couple of years after, she picked up one of France’s top performing honours, the Csar Award, for her work in Mauvais Sang (1986). She continued to work in French film until she took on her first English language character in Voyager (1991). She costars with Sam Shepard in this historical romance.
Moving to the Usa, Delpy discovered herself in such Hollywood movies as The Three Musketeers (1993) as Chris O’Donnell’s love interest. She brought plenty of interest for her fine, refined beauty. But rather than pursue more mainstream parts, Delpy took on various movie projects. She plays a hooker in the thriller Killing Zoe (1994) with Eric Stoltz.
In 1995, Delpy costarred with Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s romantic story Before Sunrise. Their characters, Celine and Jesse, are two voyagers who meet by chance and form a unique bond within the span of one night in Vienna. This little independent film became a success in the art-house movie world.
During the 1990s, Delpy dedicated herself to learning more about her art form. As part of her studies, Delpy directed herself in the 1995 brief Blah, Blah, Blah.
Delpy took on a recurring character on the hit television medical drama ER in 2001. The film revisits Before Sunrise’s Celine and Jesse years following the pair went their different ways. She, as well as Hawke and Linklater, received an Academy Award nomination for the movie’s screenplay.
After years of fighting, Delpy was eventually in a position to bring one among her own person works to the big screen. This movie marked her first feature as a director. For her next filmmaking attempt, she researched the historical drama genre with The Countess (2009).
The pair must make do having a visit from a few of her relatives.
A couple of years after, Delpy helped produce a third episode in the chronicles of Celine and Jesse. The pair have been married for a little while in Before Midnight (2013). In a interview with The New York Times, she challenged the view the dialogue in the trilogy was mostly improvised. “Itis a compliment, but it is also a bit frustrating. The more painless it seems, the more work there’s.” It appears the threesome’s hard work is paying off in critical acclaim.