Julie Delpy – Biography, Children, Parents, Acting Career and Other Facts

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French-American actress, Julie Delpy can look back on her career and thank her parents for blessing her with a lasting gift – the love of art. The actress, who has been working as a professional actor since the last 70s has had a career many would kill for. She has featured in over 50 films and television shows across French and American cinema. She is a screenwriter, director, and a singer-songwriter. Simply put, she is extremely dedicated to the process of filmmaking and she owes it all to her parents who opened her eyes to the art at a very young age. Julie Delpy is a respected across two major film industries. Learn more about why by reading below.

Julie Delpy Biography

Julie Delpy was born on the 21st of December, 1969 in Paris and for both Julie and her parents, Albert Delpy and Marie Pullet, it was the luckiest day of their lives. Her parents were patrons of the arts, especially performance arts in which they made their career. Her father, Albert, is a notable French actor and a theatre director while her mother is also a French actress who worked both in film and in theatre. She was also a feminist activist.

She was raised in Paris and as such had the formative years of her formal education in the city. For higher learning, however, she attended New York University, studying filmmaking at Tisch School of the Arts, although that was much later in her career because Julie like most talented actresses, got an early start to her acting career.

Julie is a feminist and she has been very vocal about her support for the movement. After moving to America in the 90s, Julie became a US citizen in 2001.

Acting Career

She made her big debut at the age of fourteen, having been noticed by prominent film director, Jean-Luc Godard. She starred in the director’s 1985 film, Detective and that was her was her first major production. She had, however, appeared on screen for the first time in 1978, on the television program, Guerres civiles en France. Then in subsequent years in 1982 and 1985, starred in two short films.

Two years after her major debut, she starred in another major French film, La Passion Beatrice, in 1987 and received several critical praises for her work, including a nomination for the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress. The steady growth in popularity in the French film industry went international in 1990 when she starred in the film, Europa Europa. The film earned her major acclaim across multiple countries, especially in Hollywood where she began to get offers for roles in several films.

She moved to Hollywood in 1990, residing in New York and began her Hollywood career. Since 1990, she has appeared in films like The Three Musketeers, Younger and Younger, Killing Zoe and a couple others. As someone who was interested in the entire filmmaking process, she got her first writing credit in 1995 for the film, Before Sunrise. The film, which eventually became a trilogy, saw her write her most of her dialogue. The film was a critical and commercial success, which further increased Julie Delpy’s profile as an actress. In the same year, she also wrote and directed her first short film, Blah Blah Blah.

Since making her debut both as an actress and a screenwriter and director, she has starred in over 50 films and television shows, and she has written or directed 11 films. Through her career, Julie Delpy has received several awards and nominations, both as an actress and as screenwriter or director, including two Academy Awards nominations.

Family – Parents, Children

Julie Delpy has just one child, Leo, who was born in 2009. Leo’s father, Marc Streinfeid is a German film score composer who was in a relationship with Julie at the time. The relationship lasted from 2007 to 2012.


As for her parents, she lost her mother in 2009. Her mother, Marie Pillet, was an actress and her father, Albert Delpy, is a popular French actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. Being an actress, Julie got the rare gift to star in a film with both her parents in 2007 in the film, 2 Days in Paris.

Other Facts About Julie Delpy 

Although it hasn’t been publicly announced and the identity of the man is unknown, she let it slip on the 29th of March 2018 in a radio program that she has a husband, referring to him during the interview.

Apart from being an actress, she is also a musical artist and she has released an album titled Julie Delpy. The album was released in 2003.

Her height and weight are 5 feet 6½ inches (169 cm) and 57 kg (125 lb) respectively. Other body measurements are; 32-23-33 inches for her breast, waist, and hips.

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