Belgian Actors & Actressesby Ancient_Watcher | created - 22 Feb 2014 | updated - 09 Aug 2015 | Public
Actress | L'auberge espagnole
Cecile de France was born in Namur in Belgium in 1975 and discovered her vocation at the early age of six. As soon as she was seventeen, she was off to Paris with the ambition of beginning a career on the stage. She studied drama with Jean-Paul Denizon, actor and assistant to Peter Brook, before ...
Actress | Populaire
The daughter of a police officer and a social worker and the middle of three siblings, Déborah François was cast by the Dardenne brothers in L'enfant in 2005 while she was in high school. Between the ages of 10 to 16 François had taken acting classes but she did not expect to make acting her career...
12. Pauline Burlet
Actress | Le passé
Born in April 9, 1996 in Mons, Belgium, Pauline Burlet started taking drama lessons at the age of five. She was discovered by Olivier Dahan at the age of nine, who chose her to be the young Édith Piaf in his film La Vie en Rose (2007), playing the young version of Marion Cotillard's character.
13. Lyne Renee
Actress | Split
Lyne Renée (real name Line Van Wambeke, born 17 May 1979) is a Belgian actress.
She graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlick in Antwerp, Belgium. From 2003 to 2005 she appeared as stage actress in Belgian theaters. After she starred in the Belgian TV series Kinderen van Dewindt and the Dutch movie ...
14. Veerle Baetens
Actress | The Broken Circle Breakdown
Veerle Baetens studied Musical Theatre at the "Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts" in Brussels. After this she had roles in theatre and then started her TV career for VTM.
In 2005 she won the "John Kraaijkamp Musical Award" for her role in the theatre version of Pippi Longstocking. And in 2008 she ...
15. Chantal Akerman
Director | Je, tu, il, elle
Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), The Meetings of Anna (1978) and A Couch in New York (1996). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
16. Barbara Sarafian
Actress | Aanrijding in Moscou
Barbara Sarafian was born on april 16, 1968 in Ghent, Belgium. Her father was half Armenian and a painter. Her mother was a painter and teacher at the school of fine-arts in Ghent. She was raised bilingual French and Flemish/Dutch. She studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Antwerp and at ...
17. Natacha Amal
Actress | Napoléon
Natacha Amal was born on September 4, 1968 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Napoléon (2002), Gialloparma (1999) and Dans la cour des grands (1995). She has been married to Jacques Stival since September 18, 2015. She was previously married to Claude Rappe.
32. Viktor Lazlo
Actress | Boom Boom
Viktoe Lazlo (real name Sonia Dronier) was born in Lorient, France to English mother from Grenada and French father from Martinique. She attended Europe-school in Bruxelles, Belgium majoring in the study of Art History and Archaeology. She works as a photo model and singer and speaks English, ...
Actor | Double Impact
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...
Stéphane De Groodt was born in Brussels, Belgium on March 3, 1966. He was a professional racing driver before starting his acting career. He was a contestant at numerous races of the Spa 24 Hours such as Formule Renault, Formula 3000 and Porsche Supercup. He also received the title of Champion of ...
40. Olivier Gourmet
Actor | L'exercice de l'État
Grandson of a carpenter, Olivier Gourmet grew up in Mirwart, a Belgian village where his father was a cattle dealer and mother the manager of a family hotel-restaurant. At 13, he was sent to boarding school, which was an unhappy experience that led him to "be closed in on myself". It was at this ...
Actor | De rouille et d'os
Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...
43. Fabrice Boutique
Actor | Erased
Fabrice is an actor who was born in Zaire (Congo).
He grew up in Braine-l'Alleud, a suburban city of Brussels, Belgium in Europe. He intended to study business spending 4 years in the very known business school Solvay in Brussels which he left for a drama school, IAD (institute of the arts and the ...
52. Filip Peeters
Actor | De hel van Tanger
Filip Peeters was born on December 2, 1962 in Anderlecht, Belgium. Filip has been working in the theatre since 1987, but his roles in film and television have really brought him into the spotlight. Being fluent in German, he has been expanding his career in Germany since 2000, where his popularity ...
53. Patrick Bauchau
Actor | Panic Room
Patrick Nicolas Jean Sixte Ghislain Bauchau was born in Brussels, Belgium. His father, Henry Bauchau, is a noted author, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, while his mother was an educator who also helped operate a publishing company. Coming from an intellectual family, it's not surprising that ...
58. Fouad Hajji
Fouad Hajji took his first steps into the world of show business by practicing break-dance at an early age. After reaching an advanced and respected level he went on to performing for acclaimed artists and productions. By his early 20's he was running a dance school with approximately 250 members.
61. Jan Decleir
Actor | Karakter
Jan Decleir was born on February 14, 1946 in Niel, Flanders, Belgium as Jan Amanda Gustaaf Decleir. He is known for his work on Character (1997), The Memory of a Killer (2003) and Daens (1992). He has been married to Brechtje Louwaard since April 1, 2006. He was previously married to Caroline van ...
Actor | De leeuw van Vlaanderen
The Flemish (Dutch-language Belgian) actor Julien Schoenaerts made a most notable acting career, foremost in the theatre but also on the movie - and TV screen.
Schoenaerts was born on 30 August 1925 in Eigenbilzen (Belgian province of Limburg). He once said his first public part was that of St-John ...
74. Axelle Carolyn
Actress | Tales of Halloween
Axelle Carolyn started out as a freelance reporter for some of the world's most prestigious film magazines and websites. Her non-fiction writing career culminated with the 2009 publication of her book 'Horror Movies In The New Millennium'. After a brief stint in front of the camera (most notably in...
Actress | Pauline & Paulette
Dora van der Groen was born on March 10, 1927 in Antwerp, Belgium. She was an actress and director, known for Pauline and Paulette (2001), Minder dood dan de anderen (1992) and Dakota (1974). She was married to Wies Andersen and Tone Brulin. She died on November 8, 2015 in Antwerp.
Soundtrack | À la folie... pas du tout
Maurane was born on November 12, 1960 in Ixelles, Belgium as Claudine Luypaerts. She was an actress, known for He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002), Le comptoir (1998) and My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010). She died on May 7, 2018 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.
80. Angela Schijf
Actress | Flikken Maastricht
Angela Schijf became famous thanks to her performance in Goede tijden, slechte tijden (1990) (GTST), in which she played Kim from 1996 until 1999. After that she played lead roles in the films Ik ook van jou (2001) and BackSlide (2003). She also played in the film The Shaft (2001).
Angela played the...
81. Andrée Tainsy
Actress | Une vie
Andrée Tainsy was supposed to make her screen debut in Pierre Fresnay's film Le duel (1941) but the film was interrupted in 1939 by the declaration of war. When the Armistice was signed with Germany in June 1940, she decided to flee Paris, and eventually France. Her exile first took her to ...
Actress | Flikken
Ianka Fleerackers (°1971) is a well known actress and author.
She graduated from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, but started acting for television, film and theatre when she was sixteen. Her breakthrough came with her role as Princes Prieeltje in the legendary series Kulderzipke next to Jan ...
90. Free Souffriau
Soundtrack | The Broken Circle Breakdown
Free Souffriau was born on February 8, 1980 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. She is an actress, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Mega Mindy en het zwarte kristal (2010) and Het geheim van Mega Mindy (2009). She has been married to Miguel Wiels since September 20, 2010. They have two ...
Actress | Spoed
Grietje Vanderheijden was born on October 20, 1977 in Belgium. She is known for her work on Spoed (2000), Click-ID (2009) and Flikken (1999). She has been married to Bjorn Van Reet since May 15, 2015. They have four children. She was previously married to Sven.
100. Michel Qissi
Actor | Kickboxer
When he was seven years old Michel Qissi began training in boxing. He soon met and befriended a young Jean-Claude Van Varenberg (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who was studying Shotokan Karate, and the two traded techniques in their systems. They grew up together and shared the same love of action films ...