Franco-American actor Timothée Hal Chalamet was born on December 27, 1995, in New York City, USA. Chalamet became interested in acting after watching Heath Ledger’s award-winning performance in The Dark Knight (2008) and enrolled in Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where he starred in school plays. Timothée graduated in 2013 and went on to study cultural anthropology at Columbia University, but only stayed one year after transferring to New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study to further his acting career.
Chalamet’s first roles were as a murder victim in an episode of Law & Order and a small role in television movie Loving Leah, both premiering in 2009. Two years later, he made his off-Broadway debut in the coming-of-age comedy The Talls, for which his performance received positive reviews. Timothée had a recurring role in the drama series Royal Pains and the thriller series Homeland, before solely focussing on his film career. In 2014, he played a minor role in his first feature film, the comedy-drama Men, Women & Children, and later played the lead character’s son in big-budget sci-fi movie, Interstellar, which was a critical and commercial success. Subsequent film credits include One & Two, The Adderall Diaries and Love the Coopers (all in 2015) and Miss Stevens (2016). He returned to theater in 2016 to star in the autobiographical play Prodigal Son.
While the young actor’s career had been steadily growing, it wasn’t until his performance in 2017’s Call Me by Your Name, a coming-of-age romantic drama based on a book by the same name, that Chalamet achieved international fame. The movie was a big hit with audiences and the press, and earned Timothée nominations to several accolades, amongst them the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Awards for Best Actor. After the film’s success, that same year Chalamet was seen in three other movies: Hot Summer Nights, Lady Bird and Hostiles. In 2018, he starred in the biographical drama Beautiful Boy, for which he got nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA Awards, this time for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2019, Chalamet further cemented his status as one of Hollywood’s most promising young stars by taking on the role of Theodore “Laurie” Laurence in a new film adaptation of popular book Little Women. He had previously starred in Netflix’s The King and Woody Allen’s romantic comedy A Rainy Day in New York. In 2021, Chalament was cast as the main character in a new remake of science-fiction film Dune, also based on a book series. The movie was a box office success, and Timothée is set to reprise his role for the sequel (coming out in 2023). Chalamet kept himself busy that year, joining the main casts of anthology film The French Dispatch and apocalyptic political satire Don’t Look Up. His latest role was in romantic feature Bones and All (2022) and he is set to appear as titular character in a new version of Willy Wonka (sometime in 2023).