“Acting in a movie is an engagement. It’s not political, but it’s an engagement within his body, within his being.”
Fatou N’Diaye began her career as a model in 1997. She made her first television appearance in 2000 in Daniel Vigne’s Fatou la Malienne and appeared later in nearly a dozen TV movies. From 2013 to 2014, she worked with Frédéric Jardin and Nicolas Guicheteau on Season 5 of series Spiral, broadcast on Canal+. In 2018, she played a leading role in Season 2 of series Maison Close, also on Canal+. Fatou N’Diaye debuted on the big screen in 2000 in Alain Chabat’s Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. She then acted opposite Luc Picard in Robert Favreau’s Canadian feature A Sunday in Kigali. For her moving performance in the film, she received the Best Actress Award at the 2006 Marrakech Film Festival. That same year, she was in David Gleeson’s The Front Line. She played this year the female lead role in the third OSS 117 film, OSS 117: From Africa With Love, directed by Nicolas Bedos.