Eva Green Profile
Birth Date:July 05, 1980
Birth Place:Paris, France
Hair Color:Brownish blonde
Attended the American School of Paris
Studied acting at Saint Paul Drama School in Paris
Studied directing at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University
Studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England
Born on July 5, 1980 to her Swedish father, Walter, a dentist, and French mother, Marlene Jobert, an actress, Green and her twin sister Joy were raised in Paris. The shy, sensitive Green took an early interest in acting, despite attempts by her mother to dissuade her from entering the profession. Undeterred by Jobert's concerns, Green attended the Eva St. Paul Drama School in Paris for three years during her late teens, before spending ten weeks at London's Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts to further pursue her acting dreams.
It was in 2002, while honing her craft at the Douglas Academy, that Green came to the attention of director Bernardo Bertolucci, who saw in her the elusive and mysterious qualities he was looking to display in his next film, "The Dreamers." Green landed her first film role, that of Isabelle, a young Parisian living in the politically active late 1960s who, along with her twin brother, befriends an American and all bond over cinema and ménage a trois. Though actor Jake Gyllenhaal, originally cast as the American, dropped out of the film due to concerns over the frank sexuality, Green was well aware of Bertolucci's methods and his impressive ability to find and showcase previously untapped talent in his films. Diving freely into the role, Green, along with castmates Louis Garrel and Michael Pitt, displayed an impressive honesty and was lauded for her engaging performance.