Aïssa Maïga became interested in films from a very young age and dreamed of becoming an actress. At 15, she took her first steps at the Mogador theatre and the Folies Bergères in their musical comedies.
She made her film debut at 18 years old in Le Royaume du passage, by Eric Cloué, and then featured in the full-length SarakaBô by Denis Amar. She honed her skills at the Laboratoire de l’Acteur, from there on being noticed for her roles in several films including Les poupées russes (2004) by Cédric Klapisch, L’un reste, l’autre part (2004) by Claude Berri, Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas, and also Paris, je t’aime (2006). Her role in Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako earned her a nomination for Best Female Newcomer at the César Awards in 2007.
With an ever increasing number of major collaborations (including Michel Gondry and Michael Haneke), auteur films, comedies, television films and theatre plays, Aïssa Maïga continues to cultivate her versatility as an actress through her diverse roles.
She can be seen on 23rd November 2016 in the Eric Capitaine film Rupture pour tous and in 2017 will feature in Il a déjà tes yeux, directed by and also featuring Lucien Jean-Baptiste and in Corniche Kennedy by Dominique Cabrera.