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Lyna Khoudri
Khoudri in 2020
Born 3 October 1992 (1992-10-03) (age 28)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2014–present

Lyna Khoudri (born 3 October 1992, in Algiers, Algeria) is an Algerian actress.

For her role in the Sofia Djama-directed film Les Bienheureux (2017), she won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. In 2020, for her role in Papicha, she won the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress. She worked for several years for this role, with director Mounia Meddour, who also won the César Award for Best first feature Film in 2020. She is set to portray a student activist in Wes Anderson's ensemble film The French Dispatch (2021).

Early life

Khoudri was born in 1992, to a journalist father and a violinist mother. The family moved to Aubervilliers, France, as exiles due to the danger of her father's profession during the Algerian Civil War. Khoudri received her professional training at Théâtre national de la Colline.


In 2014, Khoudri received her first acting role in the French television series Josephine, Guardian Angel.

In 2019, she played Louna in the Canal+ miniseries Les Sauvages for several episodes. That year, she also played Nedjma in the film Papicha, about a young Algerian woman who uses fashion as cultural resistance during the Algerian Civil War.

For The French Dispatch, Khoudri describes her role as being a militant student activist and the girlfriend of Timothée Chalamet's character; their storyline will center on a student riot. Khoudri attended the premiere with Anderson, Chalamet, and other members of the cast at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival where the film competed in the official selection for the Palme d'Or.


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Year Title Role Director Notes
2017 Les Bienheureux Feriel Sofia Djama
La Fête est Finie Amel Marie Garel-Weiss
Luna Chloé Elsa Diringer
2019 Papicha Nedjma Mounia Meddour
The Specials Ludivine Nakache, OlivierOlivier Nakache, Toledano, ÉricÉric Toledano
2020 Gagarine Diana Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
2021 The French DispatchFilms that have not yet been released Juliette Anderson, WesWes Anderson Completed
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