Berenice Bejo Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

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The Oscar-nominated star of 'The Artist' previously was with CAA.

The Artist’s Berenice Bejo has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The Buenos Aires native, whose family moved to Paris when she was three, earned a 2012 supporting Academy Award nomination for playing the Oscar-winning silent film’s fast-rising ingenue, a role for which she won France’s Cesar Award for best actress. A year later, she was honored as best actress at Cannes for the French-Iranian domestic drama The Past, for which THR critic Deborah Young praised her "surprisingly dynamic, unsentimental central performance."

Bejo returned to Cannes last year with the Chechen war drama The Search, where she starred opposite Annette Bening and professionally reunited with husband and The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius. She was most recently seen in the World War I-era drama The Childhood of a Leader, which premiered at Venice last month. Her other film credits include The Last Diamond, The Scapegoat, Populaire — and the 2001 Heath Ledger vehicle A Knight’s Tale, which was her American film debut.

Bejo was previously at CAA. She continues to be represented by Gregory Weill of France’s Agence Adequat and attorney Darren Trattner of Jackoway Tyerman.

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