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Adele Exarchopoulos was born on November 22, 1993 in Paris, France to a guitarist father and a nurse mother. She also has a bit of Greek heritage, as her grandfather on her father's side was born in Greece. As a way to combat her shyness growing up, Adele's parents began enrolling her in acting classes when she was 9 years old. Of course, she saw it a little differently, and remembers that she started to enjoy acting lessons as a means of taking on different disguises. A child with such tremendous talent as she was, it wasn't long before she made her way to the big screen, albeit in an uncredited role in the 2005 film, "Martha."
By the age of 12, Adele had already landed her first credited role in the 2007 film, "Boxes," which centered around a woman sifting through old boxes and uncovering memories from her past along the way. The very next year, Adele would go on to star in the film, "Les enfants de Timpelbach," and star in two more films, "The Round Up" and "Turk's Head," in 2010. Of course, this was only the beginning of a career that continued to pick up steam, as she would go on to star in five more films in the next three years, culminating in her most substantial and controversial role to date in the Abdellatif Kechiche lesbian coming of age film, "Blue is the Warmest Color."
"Blue is the Warmest Color," which costars actress Lea Seydoux, centers around a young woman played by Adele and her confliction in taking on her first lesbian relationship. While the subject matter is already a bit egdy, it is made even more so by an extended lesbian sex scene between the two lead women in which the sexual acts they perform on each other were largely unsimulated. However, the controversial film paid off in the long run, as it won the 2013 Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or, the festival's highest honor.