Nora Arnezeder, the French actress who is taking over Hollywood

Here are 5 things to know about Nora Arnezeder, the French actress recently seen in Netflix’s hit film Army of the Dead and a rising star in Hollywood, following in the footsteps of Audrey Tautou and Marion Cotillard. Watch Nora Arnezeder in an exclusive and hilarious interview on Rendez-vous d’Amérique. She has been the co-star of Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Elijah Wood.


Nora Arnezeder was only 22 when she decided to pursue her career in Los Angeles rather than in Paris. Not the worst decision she’s made as she quickly landed roles in Safe House, playing Ryan Reynold’s wife, then in the psychological horror film Maniac with Elijah Wood, and in The Words, a romantic drama starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.

She studied in France’s equivalent of the Actor’s Studio, le Cours Florent 

Unless you grew up in France, you might not know of le Cours Florent, France’s most prestigious acting school based in Paris. How prestigious you ask? Well, over 400 of its alumni currently have a Wikipedia page! To name just a few, Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Kiberlain, Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Gad Elmaleh, and Guillaume Canet all hail from here. Stream and watch the best of French cinema with the French channel TV5MONDE and the French streaming platform TV5MONDE+.

She was nominated for an Oscar at age 20

Well, not exactly her, but her work was, and more precisely her voice. In the movie Paris 36 (Faubourg 36), Nora Arnezeder found not only her breakout role but also a beautiful song to perform: “Loin de Paname”. The song was nominated for the Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards. The category was eventually won by “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heartwith Jeff Bridges.

 She was one of the stars of Amazon’s award-winning Mozart in the Jungle

This TV show produced by Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman was one of Amazon’s first shows to receive a lot of press and accolades. During its four season run, the show with Gael García Bernal won several Golden Globes and Emmy Awards. Enjoy the best French TV shows with TV5MONDEand TV5MONDE+.

She knows how to fight zombies!

If you’ve watched Netflix’s hit Army of the Dead, you know that about Nora Arnezeder. The French actress swapped the red lipstick and designer clothes from her previous films for bleached hair and an all-black apocalypse style outfit in Army of the Dead, Zach Snyder’s horror flick.

With an already impressive filmography at age 32, Nora Arnezeder could soon overpower other French actresses who made it in Hollywood - Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche or Audrey Tautou - in the heart of American audiences. Watch here her interview in Rendez-Vous d’Amérique, available on TV5MONDE USA.


Subscribe now to TV5MONDE to have access in America to hundreds of French movies and French TV shows

Title (plain)
Watch on multiple devices

Sling is compatible with AirTV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Samsung, LG, & more with the free Sling app

Devices for web