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Eye Haïdara
The Jack-of-all-trades

By Sophie Rosemont - Published on November 2022

Between theatre, series and cinema, this French actress of Malian origin promotes her all-terrain game.

If the general public discovered her thanks to the series In therapy, where she is one of the great figures of the second season, Eye Haïdara already testifies to a rich career as an actress. After a course of theatrical studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, she trained at the International Theater Academy of Lorient. Since then, she has distinguished herself on small and large screens as well as on stage. This fall, she plays alternately with other actresses an adaptation of Sorcières, the essay by Mona Chollet, at the Théâtre de l'Atelier, in Paris, and holds the leading role in the social comedy Les Femmes du square, by Julien Rambaldi (which will be released in theaters on November 16): “I like to challenge myself and I never wanted to settle in a particular register. The same is true with formats. Today, we have a different way of consuming audiovisual, performing arts or entertainment. It would be a shame not to adapt to it. But the project must speak to me! ” The requirement of a writing, the strength of character of a character, the beauty of a staging… This is what counts for Eye, born in Boulogne-Billancourt of Malian parents and very attached to her roots. “They live in the south of Bamako, surrounded by hectares of plantations, animals… There are horses, superb nature. I go to see them regularly with my son, and it is above all there that I recharge my batteries.”