Timothée Hal Chalamet is a French-American actor born on December 27, 1995 in New York City, New York (USA). Chalamet began his acting career in short films, before appearing in the television drama series Homeland in 2012. Two years later, he made his feature film debut in the drama Men, Women & Children and appeared in Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction film Interstellar.
In 2017, Timothée gained wider recognition for his supporting roles in the coming-of-age film Lady Bird and the western Hostiles. He is most known for his lead role in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama Call Me by Your Name. The latter earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the third-youngest nominee in the category. The following year, he portrayed a drug-addicted teenager in the drama Beautiful Boy, for which he received a nomination for the BAP, Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
On stage, Chalamet has starred in John Patrick Shanleys autobiographical play Prodigal Son, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award and won a Lucille Lortel Award.
Early Life & Education
Timothée Chalamet was raised in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City’s Manhattan borough. His parents are Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and former Broadway dancer, and Marc Chalamet, an editor for UNICEF. His American mother, a third-generation New Yorker, is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent), and his French father, who lived in Nimes, is from a Protestant background.