Following her studies at the Cours Florent and the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (under Daniel Mesguich and Catherine Hiegel), Clotilde Hesme began performing in 1999 in pieces, often very demanding, with François Orsoni's company she would be a member of for over 10 years.
Clotilde was noticed by the director Jérôme Bonnell who cast her in Le Chignon d’Olga in 2002 and then by Philippe Garrel who offered her a role in Les Amants réguliers. Her career truly began in 2007 with the filming of four movies including Les Chansons d'amour by Christophe Honoré for which she was nominated for a César for most promising actress in 2008 which she won in 2012 for Angèle et Tony.
In 2015, she had the leading female role in Chocolat alongside James Thierrée and Omar Sy.
Photo : Clotilde Hesme © DR