Oulaya Amamra

Oulaya Amamra (born 12 November 1996) is a French actress known for starring in the 2016 films Divines and Tamara. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2017 for Divines.

Oulaya Amamra
Amamra at the 2017 César Awards
Born (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

Amamra is the younger sister of director Houda Benyamina. Amamra attended Catholic school and studied classical dance for 15 years.[1]

Benyamina cast Amamra for a lead role in Divines, although initially concerned that the project could threaten their relationship.[1] In January 2017, Amamra won the Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress for the role.[2] She won Most Promising Actress at the 2017 César Awards on 24 February.[3]

Filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 Fracture Student Alain Tasma TV movie
2012 Le commencement Guillaume Tordjman Short
2014 Ghetto Child Houda Benyamina & Guillaume Tordjman
3xManon Yaël Jean-Xavier de Lestrade TV miniseries
2015 L'orchestre des aveugles Chama Mohamed Mouftakir
Belle gueule Sarah Emma Benestan Short
Un métier bien Soraya Farid Bentoumi Short
2016 Divines Dounia Houda Benyamina César Award for Most Promising Actress
Lumières Award for Most Promising Actress
AFI Fest Special Mention Acting[4]
Carthage Film Festival Best Actress[5]
Tamara Jelilah Alexandre Castagnetti
Mariam Mariam Faiza Ambah Short
Mr Gaspacho Julie Guillaume Tordjman Short
2017 La bête curieuse Asma Laurent Perreau TV movie
2018 The World Is Yours Lamya Romain Gavras
2019 Le sel des larmes Philippe Garrel Post-production
Les ennemis André Téchiné Post-production
The Little Drummer Girl Salma Park Chan-wook TV miniseries

References

  1. Baronian, Renaud (31 August 2016). "Cinéma : "Divines", c'est le mot !". Le Parisien. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. Richford, Rhonda (30 January 2017). "Lumiere Awards: 'Elle,' 'My Life as a Zucchini' Take Top Prizes". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. "PALMARÈS 2017 - 42 ÈME CÉRÉMONIE DES CÉSAR". Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. Greene, Steve (17 November 2016). "AFI FEST 2016 Award Winners: The Complete List". IndieWire. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  5. Goodfellow, Melanie (17 November 2016). "'Zaineb Hates The Snow' triumphs at Carthage Film Festival". Screen Daily. Retrieved 18 June 2017.


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