Juliette Binoche is a French actress. She began her career as a teenager, appearing in productions of Moliere, Ionesco and Pirandello before segueing to the big screen with roles in films like “Liberty Belle”, “Hail Mary” (“Je vous salue, Marie”), “Rendezvous”, “Unbearable Lightness”, and “Les Amants du Pont-Neuf/The Lovers on the Bridge” (1991). In her first foray in American television, she appeared in the Mike Figgis-directed segment of HBO’s “Women & Men II” (1991).
Binoche further enhanced her reputation in the early 90s by with such films as”Damage” (1992), “Blue” (1993), and a remake of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights”. She was cast again with Fiennes in Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of “The English Patient,” winning Binoche an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Following her Oscar win, Binoche seemingly disappeared from American movie screens but the luminous actress remained occupied on stage and films shot in France. She continued to make films such as”Alice et Martin” (1998), in which she reunited with Andre Techine, “Chocolat”, and “Breaking and Entering”, directed by Anthony Minghella.