A beautiful actress who achieved an international crossover, Lucie Laurier made an impact in French Canadian and American films alike. Born March 19, 1975 in Greenfield Park, Québec, Canada, Lucie Laurier was 11 years old when she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Genie for her turn in "Anne Trister" (1986), a tale of the complicated coming-of-age of an artistic young woman. In real life, Laurier gave birth to a son at age 17 and moved to the United States, where she booked roles in stateside projects like "Tarzan: The Epic Adventures" (syndicated, 1996-97), "Mumford" (1999) and "Don't Say a Word" (2001) before returning to Canada. After a memorable turn in the delightfully zany "La grande séduction" ("Seducing Dr. Lewis") (2003), Laurier recurred on the mystery series "Fortier" (TVA, 2000-04) and the fascinating psychological sitcom "François en série" (Series+, 2006-07) before earning a Best Supporting Actress Jutra Award nomination for the thriller "Bon Cop, Bad Cop" ("Good Cop, Bad Cop") (2006). In the miniseries biopic of the famous Québec political leader "René Lévesque - Le destin d'un chef" (Radio-Canada, 2008), the actress essayed Lévesque's real-life secretary-turned-wife Corinne Côté, but also returned to the big screen with roles in the thrillers "Nitro" (2007) and "Dirty money, l'infiltré" ("Dirty Money - Undercover") (2008) as well as in the comedy "Monsieur Papa" (2011).
By Jonathan Riggs