Roxane Mesquida is a French actress and model based in Los Angeles.
Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in South of France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.
She was discovered at the age of 11, while walking on a road with her mum, by French director Manuel Pradal who was in the middle of the casting process for his movie Mary from the Bay of Angels (Marie Baie des Anges) at the time. She took part in the shooting during the summer after their encounter.
In 1998, she also played opposite Isabelle Huppert in The School of Flesh (LÉcole de la Chair) by Benoît Jacquot. A few years later, she crossed paths with the renowned director who would make her well-known and, according to Roxane, who made her learn her craft: Catherine Breillat. First they collaborated in Fat Girl (À ma sœur !), then in Sex Is Comedy, and they worked together again in 2006 on The Last Mistress, with Asia Argento.
In 2006, Mesquida played alongside Vincent Cassel in Sheitan, by Kim Chapiron, after which she decided to move to the United States. She spends several months in New York, where she attended The Barrow Group with Anne Hathaway, before settling in in Los Angeles.
Mesquida then played in Kaboom, by independent filmmaker Gregg Araki, as well as in Rubber by Quentin Dupieux, a.k.a. Mr. Oizo. She also starred in Buck 65s music video, "Paper Airplane", and in Gruff Rhyss, "Shark Ridden Waters".
In 2011, films projects fell over each other: Mesquida plays Béatrice, the sister of Louis Grimaldi in TV series Gossip Girl. She also made The Most Fun You Can Have Dying by Kirstin Marcon, as well as Kiss of the Damned by Alexandra Cassavetes (the daughter of John Cassavetes), and Homesick by young independent filmmaker Frédéric Da
Mesquida was spotted by Elite Model Management when she was 14 and she has been working as a model since then. She is currently signed by worldwide modeling agency IMG Models.
Over the years Mesquida has worked with many renowned photographers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Ellen von Unwerth for Russian Vogue, Corinne Day for French Vogue, she did the cover of Italian Vogue photographed by Paolo Roversi, the cover of French Playboy photographed by François Rotger, as well as the covers of British Asos, Crash magazine, Citizen K, Express Style, among many others. She also appeared in countless magazines, such as American Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair Italia, Harpers Bazaar, Self Service, Rolling Stone Italia, l Uomo Vogue, Jalouse magazine, l Officiel magazine, British Above, Italian Velvet, and No magazine.
She appears in an art video for Opening Ceremony.
She is also the muse of famous shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau.
Mesquidas style has been praised by many Fashion magazines around the world, such as American Vogue, French Vogue, etc.
Mesquidae 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 often visits museums. Her favorite painting is The Scream by Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch.
She is known for being an avid movie-goer (she watches about 400 movies a year) and for choosing her movies very carefully. Among her favorite movies are Béla Tarrs Sátántangó, Carlos Reygadass Silent Light, Claire Deniss Beau Travail (Good Work), Bruno Dumonts LHumanité (Humanity) and Abdellatif Kechiches Black Venus.
Following her collaboration with Quentin Dupieux, a.k.a. Mr. Oizo, and Gaspard Augé from Justice (band) on Kaboom, Mesquida started DJing with MDNA in Fashion events.
She lives in Charlie Chaplins former house in West Hollywood.
Mesquida is currently writing a book with her mother.
2014 Homesick ... Roxane
2012 Поцелуй проклятой / Kiss of the Damned ... Mimi
2012 Wrong Cops: Chapter 1 (короткометражный)
2012 Самый забавный способ умереть / The Most Fun You Can Have Dying ... Sylvie
2011 Quand jétais gothique (короткометражный) ... Aurore
2011 - ... Тринадцатый / XIII: The Series (сериал) ... Betty Barnowsky
2010 Dans ta bouche (видео) ... La fille à Los Angeles
2010 Пастушья кукла / Sennentuntschi ... Sennentuntschi
2010 Шина / Rubber ... Sheila
2010 Ба-бах! / Kaboom ... Lorelei
2010 Adieu Molitor (короткометражный) ... Jennifer
2009 Дрейф / La dérive
2007 - 2012 Сплетница / Gossip Girl (сериал)
2007 Тайная любовница / Une vieille maîtresse ... Hermangarde
2006 Немного соврать / Mentir un peu (ТВ) ... Irène
2006 Шайтан / Sheitan ... Eve
2005 Волны / Les vagues (ТВ) ... Célia
2004 Большое путешествие / Le grand voyage ... Lisa
2002 Такие разные / Sexes très opposés ... Hélène
2002 Интимные сцены / Sex Is Comedy ... The Actress
2002 Les paradis de Laura (ТВ) ... Laura
2002 Âges ingrats (короткометражный) ... La jeune fille
2001 Моей сестре! / À ma soeur! ... Elena Pingot
2000 Gaia (короткометражный)
1998 Школа плоти / École de la chair, L ... Marine
1997 Мари с залива ангелов / Marie Baie des Anges ... Mireille