Before Timothée Chalamet became a household name through his performance in Call Me By Your Name, he made the rounds as an upcoming actor, appearing in movies like Interstellar and Men, Women & Children. He later played a role on the hit television show, Homeland, which starred Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis.
Though he began his career in 2007, the versatile actor has won several prestigious awards as a result of his overwhelming portrayals in diverse film genres. Since 2017 when Chalamet nailed his role in Call Me By Your Name, his career has reached great heights with the actor currently having several upcoming projects under his belt. Considering his celebrity status, many of his fans are curious to know about his personal life that has been making headlines since he kicked off his acting career.
Timothée Chalamet’s Family Background Fueled His Early Beginnings
Timothée Chalamet comes from a family with interests in the arts. His mother was a Broadway dancer and his uncle is Rodman Flender, the filmmaker who directed episodes of Suburgatory, Finding Carter, Super Fun Night and Scream. His aunt, Amy Lippman, is a television writer and producer. His grandfather from his mother’s side, Harold Flender, was a screenwriter.
As a result, he began his career by performing in commercials and on the New York Theatre Scene before he transitioned into television and film work. He also attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts which is noted for producing celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston, Wesley Snipes, Al Pacino, Morena Baccarin, Adrien Brody, Ansel Elgort and Matt McGorry.
He has called his acceptance into the school as a turning point in his career thanks to the excellent teachers who made him fall in love with his craft. Chalamet starred in the school’s production of Cabaret as Emcee and in Sweet Charity as Oscar Lindquist. Based on the advice of Claire Danes, whom he worked with on Homeland, he enrolled in the Ivy League school – Columbia University. After a while, he transferred to NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study to better chase his acting career.
His Most Recognised Works And Accolades
After scoring minor roles in Law & Order and a TV film, Loving Leah, all in 2009, Timothée Chalamet subsequently landed lead roles. He then became a Hollywood star in the year 2017 following his striking performance in Call Me By Your Name, a coming-of-age romantic drama film which stars Chalamet alongside Armie Hammer in lead roles. The movie earned him fame, as well as a handful of accolades, including nominations in best actor category for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, MTV Movie + TV Award, BAFTA Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and many others.
His nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor made him the third-youngest nominee in that category and also the youngest since 1939. He additionally took home AFCCA Award, ACCA Award, Hollywood Film Breakthrough Award, Gold Derby Award, National Board of Review Award, among several others.
Call Me By Your Name Ushered In More Recognition
In the same 2017, the young actor also landed his acclaimed roles of Kyle Scheibe in Lady Bird and Pvt. Philippe DeJardin in Hostiles, and both equally earned him a good number of awards. They include two AFCA Awards, ACCA Award and Indiana Film Journalists Association Award. Chalamet then continued with his award-winning depictions in the next year as he received Yoga Award, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his supporting role of Nic Sheff in Beautiful Boy.
His other critically acclaimed roles include Jim Quinn in John Patrick Shanley’s autobiographical play, Prodigal Son (2016), King Henry V in The King (2019) and Theodore “Laurie” Laurence in Little Women (2019). As expected, his performance in the theatrical production was spectacular, leading him to win the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play. He was also nominated for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for the same role.
Timothée Chalamet will surely grab more accolades in the coming years, as he continues enchanting audiences with his exceptional acting talent. He is set to feature in the upcoming projects; The French Dispatch (2020), Dune (2020), as well as a sequel to Call Me By Your Name.
Playing Elio Perlman Triggered Gay Rumors
The Oscar nominee was in sometime 2017 rumored to be gay after his portrayal of gay role Elio Perlman in Call Me By Your Name. In the movie, he was cast as the love interest of Oliver played by Armie Hammer. The on-screen chemistry between the two was so real that the rumour mill had it that Chalamet was gay for real.
The actor, however, is yet to comment on the rumour and has since proved to be straight by dating a few ladies who are also in the entertainment industry.
Check Out The Ladies Timothée Chalamet Has Dated
Some of the finest ladies in the industry have been romantically linked to Chalamet and we have all the deets right here.
In 2013, Timothée Chalamet reportedly began dating Madonna‘s daughter, Lourdes Leon. The two were classmates at La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. They eventually called off the affair in 2017 but has remained good friends since then. Lourdes who is the daughter of music icon Madonna and fitness trainer, Carlos Leon, works as a model. She has featured in campaigns for Stella McCartney and Converse.
Lily-Rose Depp is the famous daughter of renowned actor Johnny Depp and singer Vanessa Paradis. She is an actress and model best recognised for starring in Tusk (2014), The Dancer (2016), and The King (2019). She got romantically involved with Chalamet in the year 2019, when the two co-starred in The King, with the beautiful actress portraying the character of Catherine – wife of King Henry V (Timothée Chalamet) in the historical drama film.
During their time together, they made several public appearances, though they tried to keep the affair on the low. The pair was first spotted in New York City sharing a smooch and then travelled to France together, a few months later. They kept the affair on a low key from January to September 2019, when they showed up together during the premiere of The King at the Venice Film Festival.
They subsequently went on a trip to Capri, Italy, where they were pictured cosying up in a yacht. Afterwards, it was reported that Chalamet and Lily-Rose called it quits in April 2020. As a result, the hunk actor is believed to be single at the moment.
Timothée and Selena Gomez Dating Rumour
Soon after breaking up with Lily-Rose Depp, the news of the Beautiful Boy star dating Selena Gomez began making rounds on the internet. It happened that pictures, where the two actors were seen kissing, went viral without people realising that the photos were taken on the movie set of A Rainy Day In New York in the year 2018, though, the romantic comedy film was released the next year following the controversy surrounding the director of the film, Woody Allen at the time. Allen was accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter, as a result, the film’s distributor Amazon Studios halted its release.
With Timothée Chalamet and Selena currently single, their fans have continued to link them up, hoping that they would soon become an item.