Juliette Binoche was born in Paris on 9 March 1964. She came to prominence in France in the mid 1980s for auteur movies like Hail Mary, Family Life and Rendez-vous. Her big internation break followed her first English speaking role, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, in the 1988 movie The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. She has successfully continued both a homegrown French and international movie career ever since.
She turned down several offers of parts from Steven Spielberg, including roles in Jurassic Park and Schindler's List. She chose instead to star in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Blue, winning both the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a César as a result. Other memorable movies include Damage, Certified Copy and a co-starring with Steve Carell for Dan In Real Life. So far, Juliette remains the only actress to take the European Best Actress Triple Crown, constituting winning best actress awards at the Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals.