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|Born||January 17, 1971
|Occupation||Actress, director, writer|
She grew up in the La Croix-Rousse quarter of Lyon, France. Her mother immigrated from Italy in the 1960s and married a Frenchman. He left the family when Sylvie was just two years old.
In 1985, when Testud was 14, she started taking acting classes in Lyon with the actor and director Christian Taponard. In 1989, she moved to Paris and studied for three years at the Conservatoire (CNSAD). In the early and mid 1990s, she began to have small roles in films. She acted in L'Histoire du garcon qui voulait qu'on l'embrasse (directed by Philippe Harel) and Love, etc. (directed by Marion Vernoux). In 1997 she had an important role in Caroline Link's Jenseits der Stille. This film was a great success in Germany. She had to learn German, sign language, and the clarinet for this film. In 1998, she played Béa in Thomas Vincent's Karnaval. This was her first important role in a French film. In 2000, she performed in Chantal Akerman's La Captive. In 2001 she won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her role in Les Blessures assassines (English title: Murderous Maids).
In 2003, she wrote the book Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'etoiles ce soir about her life as an actress.
One of her most important performances was in the film Stupeur et tremblements in 2003. She was awarded a César Award for Best Actress and a Prix Lumière award for best actress for her performance in this film. In 2007, she acted in La Vie en Rose. This film won two Academy Awards.
She became Chevalier (Knight) of the Ordre national du Mérite in March 2009.
She has two children. Her son, Ruben, was born on 15 February 2005. Her daughter, Esther, was born in January, 2011.
|1995||Those Were the Days||Sylvie||Didier Haudepin|
|1996||Beyond Silence||Lara||Caroline Link|
|The Misadventures of Margaret||the young nun||Brian Skeet|
|2000||La Captive||Ariane||Chantal Akerman|
|Drug Scenes (episode "Lucie")||Lucie||(episode)|
|Sade||Renée de Sade||Benoît Jacquot|
|Murderous Maids||Christine Papin||Jean-Pierre Denis|
|2001||I'm Going Home||Ariel||Manoel de Oliveira|
|2002||Everyman's Feast||Sophie||Fritz Lehner|
|A Loving Father||Virginia||Jacob Berger|
|2003||Fear and Trembling||Amélie||Alain Corneau|
|Sole Sisters||Tina||Pierre Jolivet|
|2004||Words in Blue||Clara||Alain Corneau|
|2006||La Vie en rose||Mômone||Olivier Dahan|
|2007||La France||Camille||Serge Bozon|
|2008||Sagan||Françoise Sagan||Diane Kurys|
|2009||'||Calamity Jane||James Huth|
|Vengeance||Irène Thompson||Johnnie To|
|2010||The Round Up||Bella Zygler||Roselyne Bosch|
|Mumu||Ms. Mulard||Joël Séria|
|2011||L'Ordre et la Morale||Chantal Legorjus||Mathieu Kassovitz|
|2012||The Scapegoat||Bela||Charles Sturridge|
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