Since her childhood Maïwenn has been involved in casting, plays films such as "L'été Meurtrier" by Jean Becker in 1983, "Lacenaire" by Francis Girod in 1990 ...

She played in several feature films as an actress. In 1996 "The Fifth Element" by Luc Besson in 2003 "Haute Voltage" by Alexandre Aja in 2004 "Les Parisiens" by Claude Lelouch in 2005 "Le courage d’aimer" by Claude Lelouch also.

In 2001, Maïwenn wrote her own one-woman show «Le Pois Chiche» which she performed for a year and a half at Cafe de la Gare. She perfomed all the characters of her childhood : her mother, her father, her brother and sister ..

In 2003 she directed her first short film "I'm an actress" Which was adapted « Le Pois Chiche ».

Then she produced and directed her first feature film "Pardonnez-moi" keeps describing family issues. The film received two Cesar nominations: Best First Film and Best New Actress.

Her second film, "Le Bal des Actrices» with Karine Viard, Charlotte Rampling, Muriel Robin was also a success. The film won the first prize-Henri Langlois.

Her third film "Polisse" won the price of Jury at Cannes Film Festival in 2011.It was also nominated in 13 categories for the Cesars in 2012 and was aworded with the price of Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.

Finally, she just shot Télégaucho, directed by Michel Leclerc starring Eric Elmosnino.