Timothée Hal Chalamet, born on December 27, 1995, won over Hollywood with his role as Elio in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” in which the 22-year-old played a precocious teen who falls in love with a student in Italy. He is currently one of the most talked-about figures in Hollywood, after re-entering the spotlight with Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” and now with a prominent role in Netflix’s “The King,” opposite Lily-Rose Depp and Robert Pattinson. In his most recent role, he portrays Paul Atreides in the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction classic “Dune.” Right here, we’ll help you celebrate Timothée’s big day.
Timothée Hal Chalamet
Timo, Timmy, Tim
December 27, 1995
Timothée Hal Chalamet is a French-American actor born in New York City on December 27, 1995, to Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and dancer, and Marc Chalamet, a UNICEF editor. His mother, who is from New York, is Jewish, and descended from Russian and Austrian Jews. His father is of French and English ancestry and originates from Nîmes, France. He is the nephew of filmmaker Rodman Flender and the grandson of playwright Harold Flender. He is the brother of actress Pauline Chalamet. He was raised in an artistic household, starring in commercials and the New York theatre scene while attending LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts. Timothée also attended Columbia University for a while.
He has appeared on stage in Anna Kerrigan’s drama “The Talls” and John Patrick Shanley’s autobiographical “Prodigal Son.” He has had a starring role in “Law & Order” (1990), a supporting role in the film “Loving Leah” (2009), and more substantial appearances in the shows “Royal Pains” (2009) and “Homeland” (2011), among other things. He made his cinematic debut by playing a high school student in Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women, and Children” (2014) and the teenage son of Matthew McConaughey’s character in “Interstellar” (2014). He went on to play the younger version of writer Stephen Elliott in “The Adderall Diaries” (2015), as well as the male lead, Zac, in the drama “One and Two” (2015), and Billy in the road trip drama “Miss Stevens” (2016).
He rose to prominence in 2017 after his roles in “Hostiles” as a soldier in the western, in “Lady Bird” as the high school crush of the title character, and as Elio in Luca Guadagnino’s drama “Call Me by Your Name,” Timothée’s performance as Elio was well received. He got nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Best Actor’ and a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama,’ as well as other critics’ accolades for ‘Best Actor of the Year.’ In 2018, he played Nic Sheff in the drama “Beautiful Boy,” in which he struggled with substance abuse. In 2019, he stars alongside Selena Gomez in Woody Allen’s comedy “A Rainy Day in New York,” plays Henry V of England, King from 1413 to 1422, in the historical drama “The King,” and plays Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” (2019).
Chalamet features in several commercials as a child and acts in two short horror films.
Chalamet makes his cinematic debut in filmmaker Critman's film "Men, Women, and Children," and he plays Cooper in producer Nolan's blockbuster "Interstellar."
For Chalamet’s role in "Call Me By Your Name," he receives an Academy Award nomination as the lead actor.
Chalamet makes his major acting debut with the Netflix series "The King" and the film "Beautiful Boy," both of which feature different narratives but equally unforgettable characters.
Chalamet’s most recent performance as Lorie in "Little Women" pushes him beyond his comfort zone.
Why We Love Timothée Chalamet
He's an incredibly gifted young actor
Chalamet got nominated for ‘Best Actor’ at the 2018 Oscars for his excellent performance as Elio in Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me By Your Name." Chalamet was the Academy's third-youngest candidate ever, at the age of 22.
Chalamet declared that he is donating his salary to three different charities. He said that he was inspired to donate his salary after seeing the wave of activism that has taken over Hollywood.
He's not afraid to show his feelings
One of the highlights comes when Chalamet discusses his role in "Interstellar." After witnessing the film for the first time, the actor admitted that he cried since he thought his role was more prominent.
5 Surprising Facts
His favorite actor
Chalamet claimed in an interview with “V Man” that among five or six actors who inspire him, one of them is Joaquin Phoenix.
He visited France frequently
Chalamet would spend his summer vacations with his grandparents at Chambon-sur-Lignon, in the Haute-Loire, when he was younger.
He’s a mummy’s boy
Chalamet brought his mum for the red carpet walk at the 2018 Academy Awards.
He's a hip-hop and rap fan
Chalamet has numerous hidden skills; before becoming an actor, he dabbled in music as Lil' Timmy Tim when he was 17.
He dated Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon
In 2013, when he was a student at LaGuardia High School in New York, Chalamet dated Leon, Madonna's daughter.
Timothée Chalamet FAQs
What languages does Timothée Chalamet speak?
Chalamet is fluent in both French and English.
Did Timothée Chalamet audition for Spider-Man?
He auditioned for the part of Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) but lost it to Tom Holland.
Is Timothée Chalamet good friends with Zendaya?
Yes, the two have had the opportunity to bond thanks to their co-starring roles in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster “Dune.”
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