Ariane Labed

Ariane Labed

Actor | Director

Ariane Labed (born 8 May 1984) is a Greek-born French actress and film director. She is best known for her feature film debut in Attenberg, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.

Born to French parents, Ariane Labed lived her first six years in Athens, then six years in Germany. She arrived in France at 12 years old. Ariane studied at Provence University, (Deust Basic training in theater, Bachelor of Performing Arts and Master Dramaturgy and scenic writing). where she co-founded the Vasistas theatre company with Argyro Chioti and went on stage with the National Theater of Greece.

She made her acting debut in Attenberg, a feature film directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, for which she was awarded the Volpi cup for best actress at the Venice Film Festival. Ariane went on to feature in a range of French and international projects including Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, Alice’s Journey by Lucie Borleteau (for which she won Best Actress at the Locarno Festival and was nominated for a César award), The Lobster by Yórgos Lánthimos (winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival) and Assassin's Creed by Justin Kurzel (co-starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender). Ariane most recently played the lead role in "Trigonometry", a series for the BBC. Ariane wrote and directed her first short film "OLLA" presented at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and selected in numerous festivals around the world including Telluride, the BFI London Film Festival and Sundance. “OLLA” won the Louis le Prince International Short Film award at the Leeds Film Festival in 2019, as well as 3 awards at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2020 including the National Grand Prix prize.