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Bérénice Bejo (born July 7, 1976) is an Argentinian/French actress, known for her role of Christiana in the 2001 film, A Knight's Tale, and for the 2011 film The Artist.
Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is daughter of the Argentine filmmaker Miguel Bejo. At age 3, she moved to France where she started her acting career. In 2001, she entered America's big screen by performing in A Knight's Tale, and in 2002's 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman. She is set to star in the French psychological thriller Proie.
Bejo has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign. Her partner is director Michel Hazanavicius; they have two children.
In The Artist, the 2011 film directed by her husband, Bejo plays Peppy Miller, a 1920s movie actress. This performance has garnered her critical acclaim and several award nominations.
Latina.com and the LA Times have both predicted that Bejo will be nominated for an Academy Award.,  On December 14th, it was announced that Bejo had been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance as Peppy in The Artist.
On the 15th of December 2011, the HFCA nominated Bejo for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture award. On December 16th Bejo made her American television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Peppy Miller in 'The Artist'
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Bérénice Bejo (born 7 July 1976) is a French Argentine actress, who played Christiana in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale and Peppy Miller in the 2011 film The Artist.
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