BirthdayFebruary 11, 1981
BirthplaceKigali, Rwanda

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Sonia Rolland

    Full name: Sonia Rolland
    Also known as: Sonia Rolland, Rolland, Sonia
    Professions: Actress, Director, Writer
    Work: Miss Burgundy 1999

  2. Sonia Rolland Measurements

    Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)

  3. Sonia Rolland Known for

    Vidurnaktis Paryziuje (2011), Lea Parker (2004), Moloch Tropical (2009), The French Minister (2013)

  4. Sonia Rolland Biography

    Sonia Rolland (born February 11, 1981) is a French actress and former Miss France (2000) she has also competed at Miss Universe. She is the first African-born Miss France pageant winner.Born in Kigali, Rwanda to a Rwandan mother and a French father. Rolland and her family fled the country due to safety concerns with the Rwandan Genocide instigating, especially since her mother is Tutsi. In 1990 they moved to the neighboring country of Burundi. With the growing unrest that led to the Burundi Civil War, they emigrated to France in 1994. At the age 13 with her family, Rolland was settled in Burgundy in the small town of Cluny.In October 1999, Sonia Rolland won the "Miss Burgundy" beauty contest that allowed her to compete for the Miss France 2000 title and at the age of 18 she was the first woman of African descent to win. At the Miss Universe 2000 pageant, which took place in Cyprus, Rolland was a top 10 semi-finalist, placing 9th overall.Rolland once lived in Paris with Christophe Rocancourt, an impostor, confidence man and gentleman thief who scammed affluent people by masquerading as a French member of the Rockefeller family. They had a daughter together, named Tess. They announced their split on April 10, 2008. Rolland has another daughter, Kahina, with actor and director Jalil Lespert, who is her partner since 2009At twenty years old after serious acting lessons with renowned actor and businessman Alain Delon, Rolland embarked for a new career as an actress. Following an unsettling incident during which she was attacked in the metro she took kickboxing classes that later proved advantageous as they helped her land the role of Lea in the television series Lea parker that ran for two seasons from 2004 to 2006.

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