Most casual moviegoers are only just learning about Marion Cotillard. The French actress has been working for a long time, but in the last few years she's established herself as a Hollywood face to know, mainly because of her role in Inception. Her part in The Dark Knight Rises—in which she plays a Wayne Enterprises executive and confidante to Bruce Wayne—is only going to boost her fame to new heights. Here's a bio-gallery to help you get to know her a little better.
Cotillard was born in Paris and grew up in Orleans (the old one).
She got into acting with parts in stage productions, and transitioned to television in the early nineties.
One of her earliest roles was an appearance in an episode of Highlander.
She began to gain mainstream attention around 2003 with a role in Big Fish.
Cotillard has exploded in popularity over the last few years, gaining roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Public Enemies, Inception and most recently The Dark Knight Rises.
When she's not acting, Cotillard is a vocal environmental activist and works closely with Greenpeace.
She's a fan of Radiohead and enjoys watching soccer. And on that note, we're officially smitten.