Zita Hanrot

Zita Hanrot

Zita Hanrot in February 2016
Born (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990
Marseille, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004—present

Zita Hanrot (born 1 January 1990) is a French actress. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 2016 for her role in the film Fatima.

Life and career

Zita Hanrot was born in 1990, to a black Jamaican mother and a white French father.[1] She briefly studied history of art before enrolling at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique, France's national drama academy based in Paris, in 2011; she graduated in 2014.[1] Zita appeared in commercials such as the French army campaign (2006) alongside the French actor Karl E. Landler. She has cited the actress Béatrice Dalle as an inspiration, particularly for her role in the 1986 film Betty Blue.[2]

Hanrot's first film role came in 2012 in Radiostars, directed by Romain Lévy, in which she plays the younger sister of Manu Payet.[1] She subsequently played minor roles in The New Girlfriend (2013), and Eden (2014).[1] Her breakthrough role came in 2015's Fatima (2015), for which she was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actress.[3] In the film, directed by Philippe Faucon, she plays Nesrine, a medical student and the daughter of a north-African immigrant, determined to improve her position in life.[3]

Her brother, Idrissa Hanrot, is also an actor, starring notably in the 2016 film Five.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Le Tuteur Malika TV series
2012 Radiostars Jennifer
2013 Run Dounia Short film
2014 Eden Anaïs
2014 The New Girlfriend Restaurant waitress
2014 Errance The girl on the train Short film
2015 Rose et le soldat Rose Telefilm
2015 Nuit/Béton Morgane Short film
2015 Chefs Nadia TV mini-series
2015 Fatima Nesrine César Award for Most Promising Actress
2015 Chez Victoire Iris Telefilm
2015 Point du Jour Sabrina Short film
2016 Le Gang des Antillais Linda
2016 De sas en sas


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nahmias, Clara (23 February 2016). "César 2016 : Qui es-tu Zita Hanrot ?". Premiere (in French). Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. Paulet, Alicia; Develey, Alice (26 February 2016). "Zita Hanrot : «J'ai l'impression d'avoir pris une bourrasque dans la tête»". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Zita Hanrot, César du meilleur espoir féminin pour "Fatima"". Le Parisien (in French). 26 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. Louaguef, Sarah (15 March 2016). "Les stars réunies à l'avant-première de "Five"". Paris Match (in French). Retrieved 4 April 2016.
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