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Monday, April 26, 2010

She Defines Soul.Substance.Style (No. 010): Aïssa Maïga

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Written By: MIM!—Aïssa Maïga is a Senegal-born actress who has stared in a number of French films including Paris, Je T'aime and Bamako, for which she was nominated in 2007 for the Most Promising Actress César Award. From her first role in the 1997 thriller Saraka Bô, there was no denying Aïssa's star power; on an obvious upward trajectory, today, Aïssa has 31 films under her belt and is one of France's most celebrated actresses. As she explains, ‘‘Directors are starting to call me for movies because they knew me. Not because they wanted a black African French girl.’’ A mother of two, Aïssa keeps her personal life private and instead lets her growing body of work speak to her talent.

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