|Born||19 September 1979|
Les Ulis, France
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
Noémie Lenoir (born 19 September 1979) is a French model and actress. She is known for her work with Gucci, L'Oréal, Next, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Balmain Paris Hair Couture, and Marks and Spencer. She has been featured in a line-up of the world's most successful black models by photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Lenoir was born in Les Ulis, Essonne, France. Her mother comes from the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and has Malagasy ancestry. Her father is a European Frenchman retired electrician who later divorced her mother. Her family moved first to Gif-sur-Yvette and then to Palaiseau where she was discovered and started her career in modeling.
Growing up in a banlieue district near Paris, which she describes as a "ghetto", Lenoir was first spotted at the age of 17 in 1997 when she was approached by a Ford booker in a post office. She signed with L'Oréal in 1997, and has since appeared in their advertisements alongside Laetitia Casta and long-term model and actress Andie MacDowell. She has also worked for Victoria's Secret, Gap, Next, and many others.
Lenoir was the face of UK high-street retailer Marks & Spencer, for four years until Christmas 2009 and was seen in various British magazines and billboards alongside fellow models Twiggy and Laura Bailey. Lenoir returned to Marks & Spencer advertising in 2012 where she is seen "enjoying a selection of quintessentially British pastimes".
On 9 May 2010, Lenoir was found unconscious, after a suspected suicide attempt in a park near her Paris home, by a man walking his dog. She was rushed to hospital where large quantities of drugs and alcohol were found in her system. She spoke about the suicide attempt in a February 2011 interview with Britain's Guardian Weekend magazine, admitting she had done "something really, really stupid". Some have referred to the incident as a case in a "series of suicidal tragedies" ongoing in the fashion industry at the time, along with the suicides of Ambrose Olsen, Daul Kim, Tom Nicon, Hayley Kohle, and Ruslana Korshunova.
- Britain's Next Top Model, Cycle 6 – (1 episode, 19 July 2010)
- Danse avec les stars - contestant (2013)
|2002||Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra||Chamandra||Alain Chabat|
|2003||Gomez & Tavarès||Gina||Gilles Paquet-Brenner|
|2004||After the Sunset||Mooré's girl||Brett Ratner|
|Jeff et Léo, flics et jumeaux||Anna||Étienne Dhaene||TV series (1 episode)|
|2006||The Valet||Karine||Francis Veber|
|2007||Rush Hour 3||Geneviève||Brett Ratner|
|Gomez vs. Tavarès||Gina||Gilles Paquet-Brenner & Cyril Sebas|
|2014||Scènes de ménages||Isabelle||Francis Duquet||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||The Transporter Refueled||Maissa||Camille Delamarre|
|2018||Alad'2||The stewardess||Lionel Steketee|
|2020||Qu'est-ce qu'on va faire de toi, Maman ?||Anne Roumanoff||Filming|
|Capitaine Marleau||Josée Dayan||TV Series (1 Episode)|
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- isk8uk. "Marks & Spencer Christmas Advert 2009" – via YouTube.
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