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Nora Arnezeder
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Arnezeder in 2021
Born (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 33)
Paris, France
Alma mater Cours Florent
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2006–present
Known for Army of the Dead
Tides (The Colony)
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Nora Arnezeder (born 8 May 1989) is a French actress and singer. The recipient of a Lumières Award, she is an accomplished actress in the French film industry.

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 descent. While she was still in high school, she studied acting, dancing and singing at the renowned drama school Cours Florent.


Arnezeder in 2020

Arnezeder's first major role was in 2008 in Paris 36 (French: Faubourg 36) directed by Christophe Barratier, and for which Arnezeder won the Lumières Award as well as the Étoile d'Or award. In this film, Arnezeder also performed the song "Loin de Paname", that was nominated for the Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards.

In 2009, Arnezeder was the face of Guerlain's fragrance L'Idylle.

In 2012, Arnezeder appeared in the film Safe House, as the girlfriend of Ryan Reynolds' character. In the same year she appeared in the role of Celia in The Words, which was presented at the Sundance Film Festival. In the same year, Arnezeder also starred in the horror slasher film Maniac.

In 2013, she was the leading actress in the internationally praised period drama adventure film Angélique directed by Ariel Zeitoun.

She appeared as Chloe Tousignant, a French intelligence investigator, in the main cast of the first two seasons (2015–17) of the CBS series Zoo.

Arnezeder appeared in 6 episodes, between 2014 and 2018, of the series Mozart in the Jungle, playing the feisty, gifted, and rambunctious character of Anna Maria—the wife of the main character.

She played the main role of Evelyn Rey on the single season of the YouTube science fiction series Origin (2018).

In 2021, Arnezeder played Lilly "The Coyote" in Zack Snyder's Netflix film Army of the Dead. She was also cast in the Paramount+ miniseries The Offer.

She starred in the 2021 English-language German-Swiss science fiction thriller film Tides (The Colony), playing the lead role of Blake.

Personal life

She was in a relationship with English actor Orlando Bloom in 2014.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Commissaire Valence Chloé
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 TV series, seasons 1–2, 4, recurring
Inside Me Madeleine Short film
2015–2016 Zoo Chloe Tousignant TV series, seasons 1-2
2017 Riviera Nadia TV series
2018 In the Cloud Z
Origin Evelyn Rey TV series, main role
2020 Here After Honey Bee Lead role
2021 Army of the Dead Lilly "The Coyote"
Tides (The Colony) Blake Lead role
2022 The Offer Francoise Glazer Miniseries
TBD Le Musk Juliet Lead role
Leopard Skin TV series
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