Carmen Paintoux

actress, clown, videographer

Carmen was born in La Paz, Bolivia on December 6, 1976, from a Bolivian mother and a French father. Her parents moved to France to her father’s hometown shortly after her birth. She grew up and went to school in her hometown of Tours until her return to Bolivia in 1992.

While in Bolivia she met Jac Avila and participated in an intense acting workshop organized by Pachamama Films. She was cast in a dual role in the miniseries El Hombre de La Luna. She continued working with Jac in the production of documentaries as well as modeling in photography and videos until 1997 when she went to New York and later to France.

Carmen continued her studies in acting  and filmmaking in France at the Université St. Denis and at the well-known acting institute Pygmalion, both in Paris. During her studies she participated in the production of shorts at Ki-Films in Paris.

She returned to New York to play the lead role in The Death of St. Eulalia and less than a year later she was back in the Big Apple to work as Assistant Director in the Feature film Nocturnia

Carmen is currently working as a clown in France and in animated films.