Maëlle Genet is French, based in Paris. She is fluent in English.
She has been trained in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. She appeared in a play off-off Broadway and also in Los Angeles.
In France, she appeared in several TV movies and TV series, such as In Tandem, The Red Band society, Bellefond and also Platane and Vernon Subutex for Canal+. She had a very nice supporting role in the feature Queens of the Field by Mohamed Hamidi, in which she played Kad Merad’s love interest.
Her theatre work includes the parts of Agnès in The School of Wifes (Molière), Junie in Britannicus (Racine), Gabrielle in Henri IV le bien-aimé (D. Colas) but also the original Cory in Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes with the compagnie Hercub’. The production was sold out two years in a row in Avignon, and all over France and Belgium during two years.
She translated several plays from English to French, among them Neil LaBute’s play Fat Pig, and mounted the show at the Théâtre de Poche in Brussels. She played the part of Jeannie. The play was sold out its entire run.
Most recently, she was thrilled to work with the American director Ellie Foumbi in her first feature Our Father, the Devil. She also translated the script into French. In 2021, she presented the film with the crew at the Venice International Film Festival as part of the Biennale College Cinema. The film has been selected in different festivals and received several awards (20), among them The Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York. The film was nominated for Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Award 2023.
In her free time, she paints and dances Argentine Tango and Lindhy hop.