Roxane Mesquida was born on October 1, 1981. She is a French actress.
Roxane was born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet though, a little town located between Hyeres and Toulon in the Var departement. Girl was discovered at the age of 13, while walking on a road in her region, by the director Manuel Pradal who was in the middle of the casting process for his movie Marie Baie des Anges (Mary from the Bay of Angels with Vahina Giocante and Emmanuelle Beart) at the time. She took part in the shooting during the next summer after their encounter.
In 1998, Mesquida played in L'Ecole de la chair by Benoit Jacquot and crossed paths with the controversial director who would make her well-known and, according to Mesquida, who made her learn her craft: Catherine Breillat. First they collaborated in A ma s?ur! (Fat Girl), then in Sex is comedy, and they worked together again during the spring of 2006 on Une vieille Maitresse with Asia Argento.
Mesquida wanted to go to Art School (the Beaux-Arts) but finally abandoned the idea to pursue her career in acting. She is still passionate about the Arts and frequents museums. Her favourite painting is The Scream by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch.
Among actors of her generation, Roxane admires Romain Duris and Scarlett Johansson but her absolute idol is Romy Schneider and Mesquida says she has seen all her movies.
Mesquida says she is fiercely opposed to the idea of ever becoming financially dependent to cinema and that she'd rather do baby-sitting than accept a role in a commercial movie Roxane wouldn't like.