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Born and raised in Paris, Clara Bellar is a versatile actor, singer, writer, and director. She is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and German.

Bellar is currently launching both a new album and a feature documentary. "Being and Becoming", a 99 minute film on the Self-Directed, Natural Learning movement, was written, produced and directed by Clara and was shot in France, Germany, the UK, and the US. Her new album, "My French Heart", is a very personal selection of "Chanson Francaise," produced and arranged (once again) by Dori Caymmi, with appearances by music legends Ivan Lins and Chico Buarque, who sings his song "Nuit des Masques" in French for the first time in the duo with Clara.

Bellar's debut album, "My Brazilian Heart", was produced and arranged by multiple Grammy winner Dori Caymmi, and featured guest appearances by Milton Nascimento and Joao Bosco. The track "Bahia Com H" is featured in Justine Malle's feature film, "Jeunesse", her tribute to father Louis.

As a film actress, Bellar is perhaps best known for her role as the nanny robot in Steven Spielberg's "A.I.". She also starred in Paul Schrader's "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist", opposite Stellan Skarsgard.

Bellar's film career took off when she met French New Wave director Eric Rohmer after he saw her in a Paris stage production of "Sleeping Beauty". Rohmer cast her as the lead in a film Bellar co-wrote with Rohmer, Rendez-vous in Paris". Bellar's performance in the film led to starring roles in a number of independent films: "Kill the Poor" with David Krumholtz for producer John Malkovich, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; the Franco-Italian film "Oranges Ameres"; British film "Romance and Rejection"; "This Space Between Us", with Jeremy Sisto and Garry Marshall; and the French film "The Pharmacist", opposite Vincent Perez and Guillaume Depardieu. Bellar also co-starred in "Sleepy Time Gal" opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Seymour Cassel, which premiered at Sundance.

On stage, Bellar played the lead as the prostitute and her male cousin in Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Soul of Szechwan", a production she also produced and translated from the German. The production earned Bellar rave reviews and was a Critic's Choice in the Los Angeles Times. She also produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed stage production of "A Flea in her Ear", which was named Pick of the Week by LA Weekly, a Critic's Pick in Backstage West, and one of the Ten Best Productions of the Year by The Los Angeles Daily News. For this production, Bellar received the 2001 Ovation Award for Best Translation and Adaptation. More recently, Bellar played two characters in Moliere's "Doctor Despite Himself" at the Electric Lodge, and performed and produced the Euripides Greek tragedy "The Bacchae" at the Getty Villa.

On television, Bellar starred in TNT's "David" opposite an international cast that included Jonathan Pryce and Leonard Nimoy. She performed as a war photographer in NBC's critically acclaimed drama "American Dreams".

After studying film directing at New York Film Academy in 2008, Bellar wrote, produced and directed the short film "Watermelon Man". The film was featured in several North American festivals, including the M.A.L.I. Women's Film & Performance Arts Festival, the International Family Film Festival, Kids First, the Carolina Film Festival and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.


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