"Julie Delpy" (born December 21, 1969) is a French/American actress and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter.
Delpy was born in Paris, the daughter of Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both of whom were actors in both feature films and in the avant-garde underground theater; her father grew up in Vietnam, Cambodia and West Africa, where her paternal grandfather worked in administrative positions in the French colonial government. Encouraged to perform by her bohemian-minded parents, Delpy made her stage debut at the age of 5, and at 14 obtained a role in the film ''Detective'', directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
Two years later, Delpy was cast in the title role in the film ''La Passion Béatrice'', and used the money she earned to pay for her first trip to New York City. Delpy continued making regular trips to New York over the next few years, before finally moving there in 1990.
Delpy became an international celebrity after starring in the 1991 film ''Europa Europa''. In the film, she plays a pro-Nazi girl, Leni, who falls in love with the hero, Solomon Perel, not knowing that he is Jewish. Delpy was subsequently offered to appear in several Hollywood and European...