Michèle Laroque (French pronunciation: [miʃɛl laʁɔk]; born 15 June 1960) is a French actress, comedian, humorist, producer and screenwriter.
Michèle Laroque was married to theatre director Dominique Deschamps for a brief period and later divorced. She has a daughter named Oriane (born 12 July 1995), who acted alongside her mother in the film Hey Good Looking !Since 2008 she has been in a relationship with politician François Baroin. Her tax exile in the USA ended in 2010, her partner becoming at that time the Budget Minister of France.Michèle Laroque is 5' 7.5" (1.71 m) tall. She is a gay rights activist.
Michèle Laroque was born in Nice in the department of Alpes-Maritimes. She is the daughter of Romanian dancer and violinist Doina Trandabur, who fled to France to escape Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej's regime in Communist Romania. Her father is French doctor Claude Laroque, who met Doina a year earlier during a tour. Michèle is also the niece of Pierre Laroque, the creator of Social Security in France. She studied economics and English, taking comedy classes at the same time in Antibes and then moving to America on a campus in Austin, Texas. In 1979, along with her best friend, she was victim of a car accident that resulted in two years of hospitalisation, a long convalescence and several months of reeducation. Following an extended coma and associated psychological trauma, she made the decision to become a comedian.
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A company called Alibi.com was founded by Greg. Augustin and Medhi are his friends. Flo hates men who lie. Gérard is a client.
Claude falls in love with Cécile. She is convinced that she is the woman of her life unlike her mother who knows the tumultuous sentimental life of her daughter.
The Canterville Ghost
In a British legend, the ghost of Eleanor Canterville is said to haunt the castle of his family and to scare away anyone who comes near it. The task was fulfilled perfectly thanks to Gwilherm, his fai...
1997 - An old notable French provincial family falls under the spell of a manipulator with no scruples able to make a whole family become paranoid.
Jacky and Laurette, recently divorced from Sopie, and Patrick Chirac get together at the Blue Waves camping grounds every summer, and this year Patrick has decided to try car sharing. Believing that h...
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Laroque Palmade - Ils se RE-aiment
They try everything in order to rekindle the flame and to spice up their love life. They really try EVERYTHING ! The African jungle, celebrity, spiritualism, and even swingers! The more unusual, the m...
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In Your Arms
Louis was adopted when he was just a baby. Now sixteen-year-old Louis wants to know where he comes from. He therefore heads south to find the mother he's never known. Totally thrown by this unexpected...
Oscar and the Lady in Pink
Oscar was listening to his doctor talk to his parents. He only has a few weeks to live. Rose, the woman he met on the hospital stairs, was the only one he spoke to. As Christmas approaches, Rose uses ...
After learning his ex-wife is going to marry his best friend, a businessman watches as his life begins to fall apart. A battle of wills with a real estate developer could turn his life around.
The Merry Widow
Anne-Marie lives an easy life with Gilbert, a rich plastic surgeon: a beautiful house, a doggy, a cleaning lady, expensive furniture, the lot. Not so easy in fact when she thinks twice. She does not g...
Faisons un rêve
The upper-class secret agent teaming up with an easily-corrupted interpreter.
A House of Your Dreams
On a mission to loosen up, a miser's sets about buying a house in the country for his family.
Comme t'y es belle!
They are all inseparable. Their lives are interwoven with their friendship as much as by their Sephardic families, which include multiple diet, family and religious celebrations. . Their biggest chall...
A man leaves his 8-year old son with his father-in-law who lives near the glacier where the boy's mother died.
The Marais is a gay district in Paris. The district's most trendy, chic and camp nightclub is owned by Seb. The clientele can be themselves in a world without judging eyes. Things are great. He's goin...
French actor Mathieu Amalric directs the made-for-TV comedy La Chose Publique (Public Affairs). Shot on digital video, the film is a satire of French politics and media personalities. Television direc...
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Passage à l'acte
A new patient, Edouard Berg, is visiting a highly-reputed psychoanalyst,Antoine Rivire. The doctor suspects Berg is a liar when he claims to have killed his wife. He was caught in a trap and it was to...
Les aveux de l'innocent
Serge Perrin is 23 and unusually happy at the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail for a series of crimes he did not commit. This black French comedy attempts to explain via flashback the...
What a Drag
A closeted gay man's attempt to act straight for the sake of his job has unexpected consequences.
Le Plus Beau Métier du monde
Les enfants a la suite de son divorce, Laurent Monier, professeur d'histoire-geographie, accepte un poste. La classe la plus dure, la quatrieme techno, et il difficilee un appartement a la cite des Mu...
Bernard, an executive for a big company, tries to get home in time for his wedding but is caught in the middle of a mass suicide. He saves a sect member who then follows him like a puppy, and is chase...
Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud
Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close f...
Every Man for Yourself
Georges Flavier, once renowned Parisian hairdresser, lives alone since the death of his son and the departure of his wife. One night, he saves a stranger from drowning in the Canal Saint-Martin.
Nobody Loves Me
Several lives intersect when a middle-aged woman is left by her husband, and she decides to trek him down with the help of her equally troubled sister.
Aux petits bonheurs
The movie is about love affairs, simple pleasures of a few men and women who will gather for a few days in a villa around a piano and the music of the main actor.
The stunt pilot was found not guilty of murdering his wife and her lover. L'Elegant, the Judge in the case, comes to blackmail him a few years later. The Judge's nephew, Paul, is having trouble with h...
Louis, the Child King
The court of the young king was filled with intrigues and betrayals. The monarchy, the church, the nobility, and the Parlement shared the power of government when Louis the Fourteenth was born. His pr...
Une Époque Formidable…
Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famil...
The Hairdresser's Husband
The film starts with a scene from the character, Antoine. His fixation with female hairdressers began when he was a young man. There are a lot of parallels between the past and the present in the film...
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