Noemie Lenoir has found love with a French director, following an apparent overdose last year (10).

The model-turned-actress, who has enjoyed roles in films including Rush Hour 3 and After the Sunset, is said to be on the road to recovery with the help of her new boyfriend, filmmaker Jean Paul Rouve.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Jean Paul makes her laugh and has given her a new lease of life."

Last May (10), the model was found unconscious in woodland in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, after allegedly ingesting a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.

Lenoir has a six-year-old son, Kelyan, with her former soccer star boyfriend Claude Makelele, and was previously romantically linked to rap mogul Russell Simmons.