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Date of Birth: 23 February 1970
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Height: 5' 6¼" (1.68 m)
Marie-Josée Croze first studied fine arts before opting for the stage at La Veillée-Prospero Theatre workshop in Montreal. In 1993 she got her first movie part in La Florida and started working for numerous Canadian TV series and movies.In 2000, with her performance in Denis Villeneuve's Maelström she got national (Jutra and Genie best actress awards) and international recognition, and began shooting with some of the most acclaimed Canadian directors: Atom Egoyan for Ararat and Denys Arcand for Les Invasions barbares, for which she got the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.After the Cannes award many French directors used her incredible versatility: she played a mysterious and glamorous movie star in Ordo, adapted from Donald Westlake's novel, a single mother overwhelmed by her responsibilities in Jean-Pierre Denis' drama La Petite Chartreuse, a down-to-hearth architect in the romantic comedy Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités.Chosen by Steven Spielberg to play the seductive Dutch assassin in Munich, Marie-Josée Croze is now associated with high profile projects. She will be in 2006 the mother of the young and rebellious peasant from Eugène Le Roy's novel in the historical drama Jacquou le Croquant; and Dr. Beck's murdered wife in Ne le dis à personne, the French adaptation of Harlan's Coben novel Tell no One.
- Learned that she won the 2003 Cannes' Prize in a live TV show in Montréal at La brasserie Chez Roger (Christiane Charest on Radio-Canada Television). Crowd that was present applaused loudly and was very happy for her.
- Is a big fan of Hank Williams.
- Could not attend a casting call for Woody Allen's Match Point (2005) because she was already hired to play in Eliane de Latour's Les oiseaux du ciel (2006).
- Due to her performance in Maelström (2000), she was approached by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh for the role of Rheya in Solaris (2002). Natascha McElhone got the part.
- She won both Jutra and Genie Award for her role in Les invasions barbares (2003) and Maelström (2000).