Flora Cross (born January 11, 1993) is a French-American actress.
Cross was born in Paris, France. Her father, Joseph Cross, is a journalist. Flora is Jewish. She has traveled extensively with her family, most recently to Argentina where she lived for two years. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Her two brothers are also actors (Eli Marienthal and Harley Cross). Flora attended French schools since childhood (Lycée français de New York), and speaks French, Spanish and English fluently. For high school, she switched to the American school system, and attends a private school on Los Angeles' Westside.
Flora played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella. She auditioned for the part shortly before moving to Argentina, where she was living when offered the role. "My manager sent the tape in, and then I was called in for an audition that was very long and very tiring," recalls the actor. "It went on for five hours. Two weeks later I was told I got the part".
Her next role was playing the eccentric daughter of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in director Noah Baumbach's follow up to the critically acclaimed Margot at the Wedding. She worked alongside actors such as Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro, and fellow teen actor Zane Pais.
Flora plays the co-starring role of Cynthia in the upcoming film "Chlorine" (currently in post-production), written and directed by Jay Alaimo. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio as Cynthia's troubled parents, and Ryan Donowho as her eccentric brother.
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