Birth Name: Audrey Tautou
Birth Place: France
Born Aug. 9, 1976 (some sources say 1978), Tautou was raised in the mountainous region of Auvergne in central France, but set out for Paris at age 17 to pursue a career as a comic actress. She trained at the famed Cours Florent drama school and earned her early professional credits in French television movies. After winning a talent competition sponsored by the television network Canal+, Tautou made her feature film debut in a supporting role as a sweetly innocent beauty salon worker who engages in a flirtation with an older gentleman in "Venus Beaute Institut" ("Venus Beauty Institute") (1999). Her head-turning performance earned Tautou a Cesar Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer. Foll...
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