Biography

Josiane Balasko (born 15 April 1950) is a French actress, writer and director.

She was born Josiane Balašković in Paris. One of Balasko's most recognized roles among English speakers is as a lesbian in 1995's Gazon maudit (French Twist). She won the 1996 César Award (shared with Telsche Boorman) for best writing for this film, for which she was also nominated as best director. The movie itself was nominated for best film.

Balasko's other César nominations for best actress were for Trop belle pour toi (1989), Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance d'avoir des parents communistes (1993), Cette femme-là (2003).

She is married to George Aguilar, who is also an actor.

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Josiane Balasko (born 15 April 1950) is a French actress, writer and director.

She was born Josiane Balašković in Paris. One of Balasko's most recognized roles among English speakers is as a lesbian in 1995's Gazon maudit (French Twist). She won the 1996 César Award (shared with Telsche Boorman) for best writing for this film, for which she was also nominated as best director. The movie itself was nominated for best film.

Balasko's other César nominations for best actress were for Trop belle pour toi (1989), Tout le monde n'a pas eu la chance d'avoir des parents communistes (1993), Cette femme-là (2003).

She is married to George Aguilar, who is also an actor.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Josiane Balasko, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1950-04-15

Place of Birth Paris, France

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Alexandre
15 Minutes of War
Bunny's Bar
2018 J'ai perdu Albert
2018 Bécassine !
2018 Volontaire as La mère
2017 The New Adventures of Cinderella as la méchante belle-mère / la voisine
2017 Let the Sunshine In as Maxime
2016 Back to Mom's as Jacqueline Mazerin
2016 Josephine, Pregnant & Fabulous as Mère de Joséphine
2016 Arrête ton cinéma ! as Brigitte
2015 The Roommates Party as La gardienne
2015 Un grand moment de solitude (théâtre)
2014 La loi de Barbara (Parole contre parole) as Barbara Malo
2014 Les Gazelles as Brigitte
2014 Aunt Hilda! as Dolorès
2013 Cinéast(e)s
2013 Half-Sister as Antoinette
2012 Mes héros as Olga
2012 Maman as La mère
2012 Sport de filles as Joséphine de Silène
2011 Beur sur la ville as Mamie Nova
2011 A Happy Event as Claire
2010 Holiday as Christiane Mercier
2009 Park Benches
2009 The Hedgehog as Renée Michel
2008 Musée haut, musée bas as La mère en Chanel
2008 A French Gigolo as Irene
2008 Françoise Dolto, for the love of children as Françoise Dolto
2007 The Key as Michèle Varin
2007 The Red Inn as Rose Martin
2007 Ruby Blue as Stephanie
2006 French Fried Vacation 3 as Nathalie Morin
2005 La vie est à nous ! as Blanche Delhomme
2005 I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed
2004 L'ex-femme de ma vie as Marie-Pierre
2004 Madame Edouard as Nina Tchitchi
2003 Hanging Offense as Michèle Varin
2002 The Race as Madame Jo
2001 Absolutely Fabulous as Eddie Mousson
2001 A Crime in Paradise as Lulu Braconnier
2000 Actors as André Dussollier 2
2000 The Libertine as Baronne d'Holbach
1999 The Son of Français as Suzanne
1998 Un grand cri d'amour as Gigi Ortega
1997 Arlette as Arlette
1997 Didier as Commentateur sportif, Jean-Philippe
1995 French Twist as Marijo
1994 Dead Tired as elle-même
1993 Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents as Irène
1991 My Life Is Hell as Leah Lemonier
1991 The Professional Secrets of Dr. Apfelgluck as La scientifique
1989 Too Beautiful for You as Colette Chevassu
1989 L'Ex-femme de ma vie (théâtre) as Frankie
1988 Sans peur et sans reproche
1988 Une nuit à l'Assemblée Nationale as la journaliste
1987 Lady Cops as Inspecteur Molyneux
1986 Les Frères Pétard as Aline
1986 Nuit d'ivresse as Frède
1985 All Mixed Up as Anita
1985 Tranches de vie as La parisienne
1985 Nuit d'ivresse as Simone
1984 The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent as Jackie
1984 La smala
1984 Petit Con as Rolande
1983 Signes extérieurs de richesse as Béatrice Flamand
1983 Papy fait de la résistance as la pharmacienne
1982 Santa Claus Is a Stinker as Madame Musquin
1981 Hotel America as Colette
1981 Le Maître d'école as Mlle Lajoie
1981 Men Prefer Fat Girls as Lydie Langlois
1980 Clara and Chics Types as Louise
1979 Les 400 Coups de Virginie(6 episodes) as Emma-Ammé
1979 French Fried Vacation 2 as Nathalie
1979 Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears as an upset client
1978 French Fried Vacation as Nathalie Morin
1978 Si vous n'aimez pas ça, n'en dégoûtez pas les autres as une spectatrice
1977 We Will All Meet in Paradise as Josy, la petite amie de Lucien
1977 This Sweet Sickness as Nadine
1977 Monsieur Papa
1977 Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo as (uncredited)
1977 Les Petits calins as Corinne
1977 An Unusual Girl
1976 The Tenant as Office Worker
1973 The Year 01

Writing

2015 Un grand moment de solitude (théâtre)Author
2008 A French GigoloWriter
2006 French Fried Vacation 3Writer
1995 French TwistScreenplay
1989 L'Ex-femme de ma vie (théâtre)Author
1987 Lady CopsScenario Writer
1986 Nuit d'ivresseWriter
1985 Le Père Noël est une ordureWriter
1982 Santa Claus Is a StinkerWriter
1981 Men Prefer Fat GirlsWriter
1981 Next Year If All Goes WellScenario Writer
1979 French Fried Vacation 2Writer
1978 French Fried VacationWriter

Directing

2015 Un grand moment de solitude (théâtre)Director
2013 Half-SisterDirector
2008 A French GigoloDirector
2004 L'ex-femme de ma vieDirector
1998 Un grand cri d'amourDirector
1995 French TwistDirector
1991 My Life Is HellDirector
1989 L'Ex-femme de ma vie (théâtre)Director
1987 Lady CopsDirector
1985 All Mixed UpDirector

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