Helene Fillieres | Biography
Helene Fillieres is a renowned French television and film actress. She has appeared in several French feature films which have allowed her to portray a wide range of roles. Amoureuse de Jacques Doillon, Sauve-toi de Jean-Marc Fabre, Grande petite de Sophie Fillières, Adultère (mode d'emploi) de Christine Pascal and Encore de Pascal Bonitzer are some of her earlier works. She was born on May 1, 1972.
Helene was born in Paris, France and was raised there for some time before moving to America and Brazil. She has an older sister named Sophie Fillieres who is a director and playwright. Helene has been seen in most of her sister’s directorial movies. Their father worked for Air France. While younger, the actress also travelled around Europe. She is currently married to producer Matthew Tarot. They married recently in July, 2014 in Corsica. They have been together for over two years. Previously she dated French actor and her Mafiosa co-star Thierry Neuvic, who played her brother on screen. They announced their separation in October of 2011.
Helene debuted in the late 1980s with a series of short films. In 1989, Helene appeared briefly in The Siren and then appeared in Des filles et des chiens in 1991 alongside Sandrine Kiberlain. She continued to appear in small roles in Lover, Sauve-toi, Nulle part and 3000 scenarios contre un virus. She played the supporting role of Laurence in the 1994 movie Grande petite. Her sister had a huge role to play in Helene’s acting career. Some of her follow-up roles were in Adultery: A User’s Guide, Encore, Passage a l’acte, Les kidnappeurs, Nous sommes le people and Histoire naturelle. In 1999, she appeared in three movies: Venus Beauty Institute, Peut-etre and Season’s Beatings. She ventured into comedy with Aie in 2000. By 2001, she had become a breakthrough actress in French film industry and was offered a series of roles by directors. In 2001, she starred in Hell of a Day by Marion Vernoux which got her a nomination for a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress. She played the role of Catherine Deneuve’s daughter in Tonie Marshall’s Nearest to Heaven. Some of her other notable movies are Vendredi soir, A Man, a Real One, France Boutique, La fin du regne animal and Variete francaise. She also appeared in television in 2005 in Venus and Apollo and A Cursed Monarchy. She joined the judge panel of the Best European Short Film Festival in 2005. She directed and acted in the short film Mademoiselle Y in 2006. She was praised for her directorial efforts. Her most famous acting performance was seen in the hit French television series, Mafiosa in which she played the role of Sandra Paoli. She appeared on the show starting in 2006 and remained a main cast until the series ended in 2014. She was also seen in other series over the years such as X-Femmes and Collection Fred Vargas. Low Life, Coming Home and Bastards and Opium are some of her recent works.
Helene Fillieres is a woman of many talents. She is an exceptionally talented actress and proven to be an equally talented director. She also tried her hands at screenwriting with Mademoiselle Y and A Love Story. In addition to her film and movie appearances, she has been doing theatre appearances over the years as well. She has performed plays in Theatre de l’Oeuvre, Theatre Gerad Philipe, Theatre du Rond-Point and NPT Villeurbanne.
The prominent actress Helene Fillieres is one of the most successful celebrities in France. She is an accomplished director and playwright as well. Her award nominating performances in the movie, Hell of a Day, and her directorial masterpiece, Mademoiselle Y, have been getting her critical acclaims from her audience.