When Anne Sophie Niego was just 5 years old, she was spotted by famed ballet teacher Max Bozzoni who trained her at his exclusive studio throughout her childhood. At the ripe old age of 12, she discovered that her passion for the theater was even greater than her passion for dance, and she took the first steps on toward her dream of stage and screen.
While consistently performing on stages across Paris, Anne-Sophie graduated from famed Parisian acting schools Les Cours Florent and Studio 34. Her unique blend of beauty and talent landed her notable roles in the award winning feature Comedy of Power starring Isabelle Huppert, one of France’s most famous actresses, as well as Isabelle Mergault’s black comedy Enfin Veuve (Merry Widow) starring Cesar nominee Michele Laroque. Acclaimed film distributor and programmer Denis Chateau then advised Anne Sophie to go to the US to further her career. Anne-Sophie relocated and immediately enrolled in the reputed Stella Adler Conservatory, whose alumni include Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo, Selma Blair, Benicio del Toro, Bianca Lawson, and Michael Imperioli, just to name a few.
Her most recent stage appearances include Clifford Odett’s Waiting for Lefty directed by Oscar and Emmy winner Milton Justice, May Quigley Goodman’s modern adaptation of 12 Angry Men, entitled 12, as well as a riveting performance in Lanford Wilson’s The Rimers of Eldritch.
In addition to stage, she plays Leila’s best friend in the highly anticipated upcoming feature, starring Swedish actress Tiedora de Grigo and French rapper/actor Stomy Bugsy. She also leads the casts of the films Suit and Tie directed by Eeshaan Roy, The Absence, directed by Alvaro Ortega, and Present, directed by Jun Kuang – all of which will be festivaling in 2014.
Anne-Sophie’s beauty and charisma (not to mention that sexy French accent), have landed her on the shortlist of several directors and producers of upcoming film and stage projects. The humble actress attributes her success to her extensive training and hard work, but it’s clear from the moment she takes the stage or screen that it is not her training but her pure magnetism that keep directors, producers and audiences wanting more.