Before Timothée Chalamet became a household name with his performance in Call Me By Your Name, he made the rounds as an upcoming actor, appearing in movies like Instellar and Men, Women & Children. He also appeared on the hit television show, Homeland, which starred Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis.
After years of hard work, 2017 was the year he became a star in his own right. He got noticed for his role in Hostiles, an American western film which starred Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi. He also starred in Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut which received massive critical and commercial success. His role in Lady Bird was greatly applauded but it was his role as Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name that catapulted him into international fame.
For his role as Elio Perlman, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award and Academy Award, all in the best actor category. His nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor made him the third youngest nominee in that category and also the youngest since 1939.
As a theatre actor, Timothée starred as Jim Quinn in Prodigal Son, John Patrick Shanley’s autobiographical play. As expected, his performance 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. You will find Chalamet as Nicholas Clarke in The Talls.
Timothée Chalamet Bio
Timothée was born Timothée Hal Chalamet on the 27th of December 1995 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. His father – Marc Chalamet – was an editor for the United Nations Children’s Fund and his mother – Nicole Flender – was a former Broadway Dance and real estate broker.
He also has an older sister who is also an actress but lives in Paris, her name is Pauline. Timothée speaks fluent French thanks to his father being a Frenchman who was born in Lille.
He comes from a family interested in the arts. As previously mentioned, his mother was a Broadway dancer. 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.
His Early Beginnings
He began his career by performing in commercials and on the New York Theatre Scene. Later, 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 that 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 at the Ivy League school – Columbia University. After a while, he transferred to NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study to better chase his acting career.
Is He Gay or Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Timothée is confirmed to be a straight man and not gay. Not a lot is known about his personal life, considering he only recently achieved the fame status required for people to become curious about your relationship status.
However, in 2013, he was in a relationship with Lourdes Leon – daughter of the music icon and pop queen, Madonna. The two managed to still keep aspects of their relationship out of the public eye.
Since his rise to fame, there have been a lot of rumours pairing him with different young female celebs. Nonetheless, these rumours are established by gossip mags and have no merit to them.
Timothée Chalamet’s Age, Height and Other Facts
Full Name: Timothée Hal Chalamet
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 70 kgs
Date of Birth: December 27, 1995
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, United States
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Timothée Chalamet Net Worth: $1 million