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Florence Faivre
Florence Faivre at 2015 Fan Expo Canada.jpg
Florence Faivre in 2015
Born
Florence Vanida Faivre

June 8, 1983 (1983-06-08) (age 38)
Nationality  Thailand
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Model
  • TV host
Years active 2004–present
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)

Florence Vanida Faivre (born 8 June 1983) is a Thai actress and model. She began her career as a teen television host in Thailand, and later branched into modelling and acting, making her film debut starring in the 2004 film The Siam Renaissance. She later moved to the United States, and has appeared in several films and television series. She is of French and Thai descent.

Life and career

Faivre was born in Bangkok to a French father and Thai mother. She grew up in Aix-en-Provence in France, and moved with her family to Thailand when she was eight years old. At thirteen years of age, she started working as a television host for Teen Talk and E for Teen. A year later, she started modelling work.

After graduating from high school in Thailand, she was cast as Maneechan, the main character in The Siam Renaissance, a 2004 film adaptation of the novel Thawiphop. The film was at that time "the second largest Thai production ever." Faivre was nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress, but did not win.

Faivre subsequently moved to New York, where she initially concentrated on modelling. She has since appeared in several television series and films. John Anderson of Variety praised her performance in the otherwise poorly received The Elephant King, anticipating "a promising career, not just for her statuesque beauty but for her ability to navigate a role and character fraught with contradictions and moral shoals".

Faivre guest-starred in several TV series, including How to Make It in America and The Following, before landing a major role in The Expanse, a science fiction thriller. The show's first episode opened with a shot of Faivre floating weightlessly through a spaceship. Faivre's character Julie Mao, "a smart and rebellious woman from a wealthy family who chooses a principled life of hardship and becomes involved in politically subversive activities," was a regular in seasons 1 and 2, returning for a guest appearance in season 3.

In the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2017-2018), Faivre had a recurring role as "the kick-ass Kree warrior Sinara taking down folks with a duo of metal balls."

The 2018 film American Mirror features Faivre as well as Susan Sarandon in major roles as muses to the protagonist.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Siam Renaissance Maneechan Nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress
2005 Chok-Dee Kim
2006 The Elephant King Lek
2008 The Coffin Zoe's friend
2009 Giver Taker Heartbreaker Charlotte
2018 Sad Beauty Yo Nominated for the Suphannahong Award for best actress
2019 The Assent Dr. Maya
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Kings Hot Secretary 2 Episodes
2010 How to Make It in America Celine Episode: "Crisp"
2014 The Following Serena Episode: "Freedom"
2014 Alpha House Teata Takaria Episode: "The Contest"
2015–2018 The Expanse Julie Mao 9 episodes
2017 Time After Time Unknown Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Bull Claudine Caffrey Episode: "Bring it On"
2017–2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sinara 8 episodes
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