Perhaps most well known for her Cesar Award-winning performance in the 2008 film I've Loved You So Long, she is also recognized for her Cesar-nominated work in Van Gogh (1992), Beau Fixe (1993) and Mina Tannenbaum (1995).
Before making her screen acting debut in the 1989 film Baptême, she trained at a Paris drama school called the Cours Florent.
In 2009, she played the recurring role of Angie in the French comedy series Venus and Apollo.
The daughter of a Polish-Ashkenazi Jewish physicist father and a Roman Catholic mother, she spent her youth in Paris, France. She had high-profile relationships with both political advisor Georges-Marc Benamou and entertainer Antoine de Caunes.
She and Gemma Arterton both acted in the 2014 French film Gemma Bovery.