Lou Doillon: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: singer, actress
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Saturday 04 September 1982 (age: 38 years old)
  • Country : France

Child of the seraglio, Lou Doillon was born on September 4, 1982 in Paris. Daughter of singer Jane Birkin and director Jacques Doillon, Lou comes to enlarge the clan already composed of Jane Birkin’s two daughters born from previous unions, Kate Barry (1967) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971) and Jacques Doillon’s daughter, Lola (1975). After her parents’ separation, Lou welcomed two other half-sisters, Lili and Lena Doillon. As a child, little Lou amused the gallery. She is immersed in an artistic universe but the little girl dreams of becoming a writer, detective or forensic doctor. At the age of 5, a friend of her mother’s, Agnès Varda, offers her her first appearance in the cinema in Kung Fu Master. In junior high school, the teenager is not very interested in studying. At the age of 15, she decides to leave the family nest and quit school.

In 1998, Lou Doillon played her first role in front of her father’s camera, following the withdrawal of an actress, in the feature film Trop (peu) d’amour. The teenager, enchanted by this experience, reoffended in 2001 with Carrément à l’Ouest. She gradually frees herself from her father’s gaze and collaborates with other directors, from Michel Blanc (Embrassez qui vous voudrez) to Abel Ferrara (Go Go Tales) and Pascal Laugier (Saint Ange). Curious to discover other worlds, she makes an incursion into the world of fashion, as muse for Givenchy or Erès. In 2007, she took on the role of stylist for La Redoute. In 2009, she shoots an advertising campaign for Vanessa Bruno’s new collection. For the small screen, the actress participates in several series; Gossip Girl (2010), Les Invincibles (2010) and L’épervier (2011). In 2012, she reunites with her father Jacques Doillon and takes on one of the lead roles in the film Un enfant de toi.

Writing is one of the refuges of this daughter of, who has been filling out diaries since her adolescence. She writes lyrics of songs that one day fell under the eye of Etienne Daho. Her first album, Places, will be released in September 2012, on her 30th birthday. The album, which is a great success, is a beautiful birthday gift for the sparkling Lou Doillon. In 2013, she won a Victoire de la musique award for female singer of the year. She went on tour and concert after concert, and left for Canada to compose her second opus, Lay Low, which was released in October 2015.

In February 2019, she released her third album, Soliloquy.

In her private life, Lou Doillon is the mother of a boy, Marlowe Jack Tiger, born in July 2002 from her union with musician Thomas John Mitchell.