Famous French actress Aïssa MAIGA was born in Dakar, Senegal. She moved with her family to France when she was 4, discovered her vocation as an actress in middle-school and won various professional roles while studying theater in high school. Her big screen début was in "Saraka bô" (1997) directed by Denis Amar.

Since then, Aïssa MAIGA has worked with a number of internationally renowned directors, including Michel Gondry ("Mood Indigo", 2013), Abderrahmane Sissako ("Bamako", 2006), and Michael Haneke ("Code Unknonw", 2000). Aïssa has at the same time continued to perform on-stage in celebrated plays such as "Brooklyn Boy" (2004), "Les Grandes Personnes" (2011), and the French production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" (2015).

Best Newcomer César award nomination in 2007 for "Bamako", Best Actress award in 2009 at the Bastia Film Festival for "Black and White" (2008) by Italian director Cristina Comencini, Best Actress award in 2013 at the Luchon Film festival for her role in Denis Malleval's "Mortel été" (2013), as well as the Crystal Globe for Best Actress in 2016 for her role in "Anything for Alice" (2014).