Nora Arnezeder

Nora Arnezeder (born 8 May 1989)[1] is a French actress and singer.

Nora Arnezeder
Arnezeder in 2019
Born (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989
Paris, France
OccupationActress, singer

Early life

Arnezeder was born in Paris, France. Her father Wolfgang Arnezeder is Austrian and Catholic, whereas her mother Piera Schinasi is an Egyptian Jew and of Sephardic Jewish (Italian-Jewish) descent.[2][3][4] While she was still in high school, she studied acting, dancing and singing at the renowned drama school Cours Florent.[5]


Arnezeder's first major role was in 2008 in Paris 36 (French: Faubourg 36), which was directed by Christophe Barratier and for which she won the Lumières Award[6] as well as the Étoile d'Or award.[6] In the film, Arnezeder performed the song "Loin de Paname", which was nominated for Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards.[7] In 2009, Arnezeder was the face of Guerlain's fragrance "L'Idylle".

In 2012, Arnezeder appeared in the film Safe House, with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. In the same year she appeared in role of Celia in The Words, opposite Bradley Cooper and Ben Barnes. The film was presented at the Sundance Film Festival.[8] In the same year, Arnezeder also starred in the horror slasher film Maniac alongside Elijah Wood.[9]

In 2013, Arnezeder was the leading actress in the internationally praised[10] costume drama Angélique by Ariel Zeitoun.

In November 2014, Arnezeder was cast in the CBS series Zoo, based on the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.[11] Zoo premiered in June 2015.[12]

Recently, Arnezeder participated in the series Mozart in the Jungle. Arnezeder played the feisty, gifted, and rambunctious character of Anna Maria—the wife of the main character, Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal). The show, Mozart in the Jungle, has won two Golden Globes.[13]

On April 26, 2018, it was announced that Arnezeder was cast in the series regular role of Evelyn Rey on the YouTube science fiction series Origin.[14]

Arnezeder was cast to Zack Snyder's 2020 film Army of the Dead.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Les deux mondes Lyri
2008 Faubourg 36 Douce First major role
2011 Louis la Chance Katia (voice)
La croisière Chloé
2012 What the Day Owes the Night Émilie Major role
The Words Celia
Maniac Anna
Safe House Ana Moreau
2013 Angélique Angélique First lead role
2014 Fiston Sandra
Mozart in the Jungle Anna Maria season 1-2, 4, recurring
Inside Me Madeleine Short
20152016 Zoo Chloe Tousignant Seasons 1-2
2017 Riviera Nadia[15]
2018 In the Cloud Z
Le Musk Juliet Lead role
Origin Evelyn Rey Main role
2019 Haven: Above Sky Blake Lead role
2020 Army of the Dead Lily (The Coyote) Post-production


  1. "Nora Arnezeder | Biography and Filmography | 1989". 5 February 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. "La croisière: l'interview de Nora Arnezeder". 22 April 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. "Nora Arnezeder". IMDb. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  7. "Faubourg 36". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  8. Jeffrey Hansen Monday, January 30th, 2012 (30 January 2012). "Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid Collaborated to Create The Words | Sundance Institute". Retrieved 22 February 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. Maniac on IMDb
  10. "Angélique (2013)". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  11. Andreeva, Nellie (21 November 2014). "Nora Arnezeder To Co-Star In 'Zoo'; Christian Campbell Joins 'True Detective'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  12. Kondolojy, Amanda (26 February 2015). "CBS Announces Premiere Dates for 'Zoo', 'Extant' & More + 'Under the Dome' Moves to Thursdays". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  13. "Mozart in the Jungle". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  14. Andreeva, Nellie (26 April 2018). "'Origin' YouTube Sci-Fi Series Sets Natalia Tena & Tom Felton As Leads, Paul W.S. Anderson As Director". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  15. "Sky Vision & Altice Studio to Co-Produce Neil Jordan's Drama 'Riviera'". IFTN. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
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