After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique, Zita Hanrot started out as an actress in supporting roles in films by Romain Lévy, François Ozon, and Mia Hansen-Løve. Her career took a critical turn in 2015 with her performance in Fatima by Philippe Faucon, winning her the César Award for Most Promising Actress. A succession of films followed, including Carnivores (alongside Leïla Bekhti), The Party Is Over, Breath of Life, and School Life. She played the title role in the Netflix series The Hookup Plan and directed her first short film, Fish Mom. In 2020, she has earned high praise for her role as Nour in Red Soil by Farid Bentoumi (Cannes 2020 Label).
Updated on 10/09/2020