Today’s subject is French actress, and Guardians of the Galaxy star Pom Klementieff.
Pom Klementieff (3 May 1986) is a French actress. She was trained at the Cours Florent drama school in Paris and has appeared in such films as Loup (2009), Sleepless Night (2011) and Hacker’s Game (2015). She plays the role of Mantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Pom Klementieff was born in Quebec City, Canada, to a Korean mother and French-Russian father, who was working there as a consul with the French government. Her parents chose the name “Pom” because it is similar in pronunciation to the Korean words for both “spring” and “tiger.”
Sadly, Pom’s early life was very difficult, emotionally.
Klementieff’s father died of cancer when she was 5, and her mother had schizophrenia and was unable to care for children, so Klementieff was raised by her paternal uncle and aunt. Her uncle, whom she described as “like [her] second father”, died on her 18th birthday, and her older brother committed suicide just seven years later, this time on her 25th birthday.
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