Bérénice Bejo was bor on July 7, 1976 in Angentina. Her father is an Argentinian filmmaker Miguel Bejo. She spent most of her childhood years in France, where she began her acting career. She started off on French television, appearing in several series and TV movies, and in 2001 she made her North American debut with her role of Christiana in A Knight’s Tale alongside Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell and Shannyn Sossamon.
Berenice continued her successful career in French cinema but in 2011, she reunited with former costar Jean Dujardin (the pair worked together in the 2006 film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) for a project that has left a lasting impression with critics everywhere. The Artist, a silent film set in 1920s Hollywood about the relationship between a successful actor and a young aspiring actress, has garnered much critical acclaim for both Bejo and Dujardin. Bejo won a Critics Choice award for Best Suporting Actress and received nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. And she won the Best Actress Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with her movie Le Passe (The Past).