Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Her mother - stage actress, his father, Jean-Claude - theater actor, director, founder of the theater group "Cotillard" and a teacher in a school of acting. Marion's childhood took place in the city of Orleans, Loiret department, where she studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art and attended courses singing. In 1994, she starred in one episode ("Nowhere to Run"), the American television series "Highlander". After this debut Cotillard began acting in films and on television. Her first role on the big screen was the role of Matilda in the film "The history of a boy who wanted to be kissed" .In 1997 for her role in the theatrical production of "discontinued business" (fr. Affaire classée) Marion won the prestigious theater awards. At the same time it adopted the role of Lily Bertino, the bride of the protagonist in the comedy thriller directed by Girard Pires "Taxi" written and produced by Luc Besson made famous. This tape with exciting adventures and races on the busy streets of Marseilles has become one of the most successful films in France of the 1990s and has received wide international acclaim, and Marion has now become a well-known French and foreign viewers, and was also nominated for his performance in the major film award of French cinema "Cesar" as the most promising actress. In 2000 and 2003, she again appeared on the screen in the same role in the two sequels of this film, "Taxi 2" and "Taxi 3", respectively. In 2007, Marion appeared on the screen in the form of the famous French singer Edith Piaf in the film "Life in pink light". In this role, she was chosen from hundreds of actresses auditioned. For this film Cotillard won the "Golden Globe" in the category "Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)" and the Oscar.