Ingrid Chauvin (born 3 October 1973) is a French television and stage actress, known for her roles in the miniseries Méditerranée, Dolmen, and the police procedural series Femmes de loi.
Early life and career
Ingrid Chauvin was born on 3 October 1973 in Argenteuil in the department of Val-d'Oise, to a lifeguard father and a watercolor painter and documentalist mother. Despite her parents' opposition, Ingrid sought to become an actress since she was a child. Her parents then divorced when she was eight. After that, her mother had a relationship with a computer scientist, who is seven years younger than she. They had a son, Jérémy, who is now a tenor.
Since her childhood, Ingrid Chauvin wanted to become a veterinarian or an actress. After her studies, she worked as a professional make-up artist, especially for pornographic productions, while attending some castings for modeling. At age 19, due to her physical beauty, she posed for a number of photographers and had her first castings. Her first earnings allowed her to take acting classes. She was noticed by AB Production, which led to small roles on television.
It was in the theater that Ingrid Chauvin got a serious start in her career, acting alongside Michel Roux in Tromper n'est pas jouer by Patrick Cargill in 1997 at the Théâtre Saint-Georges in Paris, and later with Michel Creton in Sylvia in 1998 at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris. She revived these roles on a tour throughout France.
In 1997, Ingrid Chauvin participated in an episode of the prime time TV series Les Bœuf-carottes, and has since become a regular presence in the police drama series. She also made an appearance in TV movies like Tapage nocturne and Le fil du rasoir. Consequently, she has enjoyed a successful career in TV movies such as Dormir avec le diable in 2000. The following year, she played Marie Valbonne in Méditerranée, the proeminent summer series of TF1.
In 2000, she rose to fame in the series Femmes de loi with Natacha Amal, broadcast on TF1, when she portrayed the role of Marie Balaguère, a police lieutenant. She finally left the series in 2007. In summer 2005, she played in the miniseries Dolmen, broadcast on TF1, playing one of the two main roles alongside Bruno Madinier. In 2008, she played in series titled La Main Blanche, broadcast on TF1 and filmed in Guérande, near Saint-Nazaire, where her grandparents live.
Ingrid Chauvin was victim on 25 August 2003 of a serious car accident with several fractures including one at the vertebral column and months of rehabilitation.
From 2001 to 2004, she was the partner actor Laurent Hennequin. From 2004 to 2006, she had a relationship with the actor Jean-Michel Tinivelli.
She married on 27 August 2011 in Lège-Cap-Ferret Thierry Peythieu, who was the first director assistant of the series Les Toqués. They expected their first child for October 2013. Their first child was born on 17 October 2013, a daughter named Jade, who died at only 5 months old on 25 March 2014 of sudden death.