Daughter of the actors Bernard Giraudeau and Anny Duperey, Sara Giraudeau was born in 1985 in Boulogne-Billancourt. She followed the path of her parents and began, at just 11 years old, under the film direction of her father in his movie Les caprice d’un fleuve.
She then brilliantly passed the entry exam for Jean Perimony’s theater classes, and joined the second-year directly. As a very talented student, she was soon to be noticed. In 2005, she achieved great success, performing alongside Micheline Dax and Marie-Paule Belle in Eve Ensler’s play, The Vagina Monologues, produced by Isabelle Rattier. With the later success of Patrick Haudecœur’s play La Valse des Pengouins, staged at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris, Sara Giraudeau won the 2007 Molière de la Rétrapation Theatrale at only 22 years old.
In 2008, she also joined the audiovisual industry, with her role in the TV film Les poissons marteaux by André Chandelle. She then pursued her career alternating theatrical, television and cinematographic performances.
The public met her at a family reunion in the play Colombe by Jean Anouilh in 2010 – where Sara Giraudeau played opposite her mother -, as well as through numerous cinematographic appearances.
In 2015, she played Marina Loiseau, a young École Polytechnique student in charge of infiltrating the secret services of Iran’s nuclear, in the Canal+ series, The Bureau, directed by Eric Rochant.
With more than a film a year, Sara Giraudeau personified notably Nathalie in Lionel Bailliu’s Denis (2013), Clotilde in Christophe Gans’ Beauty and the Beast (2014) and Cécile in Julien Rappeneau’s Rosalie Blum (2016). In 2017, she performed alongside Swann Arlaud in Hubert Charuel’s Bloody Milk, which met with great success. She especially received, thanks to this movie, the César for best actress in a supporting role, for her interpretation of Pascale.