Timothée Chalamet is an American actor. Coming from a line of actors and filmmakers, Chalamet obviously had it in his genes. That’s why he was used in television commercials and plays at a fairly young age. After graduating from high school, he started to act in a number of television series and short films.
In 2017, Chalamet made it to the A-list of Hollywood after having starred in two of the biggest movies of the year. He had a supporting role as Kyle Scheible in the comedy-drama Lady Bird and the leading role as Elio Perlman in the aging film Call Me by Your Name.
When Chalamet was cast in the latter, he was relatively new to the scene. But with his outstanding performance in the film, this new child has proven that he has become a fixture. From the world premiere of the film at the Sundance Festival 2017, via Berlin and Toronto to New York and indeed all over the world, cinema-goers have been thrilled by his ethereal performance.
His performance not only made him popular with millions of fans but also made Chalamet a viable, critically acclaimed candidate for the 2018 distribution season. Most notable was his nomination as best actor at the 90th Academy Awards. The talented actor was only 22 years old when he was announced in January 2018, making him the youngest nominee for this category in 80 years.
In addition to the Oscar nomination, Chalamet’s performance in Call Me by Your Name also earned him major nominations at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, and the 2018 BAFTA Awards. This new boy has not only taken his place in the top ranks of Hollywood but also consolidated his status up there.
Timothée Chalamet Bio, Age
Timothée Hal Chalamet was born on 27 December 1995, the daughter of a French father and an American mother. His mother Nicole Flender was a Broadway actress and ballet dancer. His French-born father Marc Chalamet was responsible for publications for the UNICEF office in France.
Chalamet grew up in Manhattan, New York, alongside his sister Pauline, who is a ballet dancer and actress. Apart from his mother and sister, who are both actresses, Timothée Hal Chalamet certainly had a large pool of creative genes on his mother’s side. His grandfather Harold Flender was a screenwriter, his uncle Rodman Flender is a director, while his aunt Amy Lippman is a producer and writer.
Chalamet began with television commercials and roles in small plays, from where he moved on to television shows and small films. When he came of age, he transferred to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to hone his skills. After graduating from high school in 2013, he went to Columbia State University.
However, he found it difficult to concentrate in college because he had only one thing on his mind, and that was being in the movies. In the meantime, Chalamet has transferred to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Timothée Hal Chalamet made his television debut in 2009 with an episode of Law & Order in which he appeared as a murder victim. His presence in Hollywood was announced when he got a recurring role in the thriller television series Homeland. He made his film debut in 2014 in the drama Men, Women, and Children. Shortly thereafter, he played alongside Matthew McConaughey in the 2014 sci-fi movie Interstellar.
2017 can be called Chamalet’s groundbreaking year, as he starred in two of the most acclaimed films of the year: Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name. He was given the lead role in Call Me By Your Name after an informal meeting with film director Guadagnino, 3 years before the film was shot.
As one hungry for success, the talented actor gave his best. He arrived 6 weeks earlier than the other cast members for his pre-production preparations for the film. Every day he spent 4 hours with piano, guitar, and Italian lessons to prepare for his role. All this hard work paid off, as the film was not only applauded by the cinema audience but also received praise from the critics several times.
Timothée Chalamet is currently 22 years old, the age at which he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor. This makes him the youngest nominee in this category since Mickey Rooney in 1939.
Awards and Nominations
Chalamet’s outstanding performances in “Call Me by Your Name” and “Lady Bird” has earned him 11 major award nominations to date, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and 2 SAG Award nominations.
His 2018 Awards and Nominations
LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION: Best Actor Category for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee and Winner
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE: Best Actor Category for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee and Winner
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS: Best Actor Category for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee
GOLDEN GLOBES: Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion-Picture Drama for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee
CRITICS’ CHOICE: Best Actor Category for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG): Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee; Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture for his role in Lady Bird- Nominee
BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA): Ee Rising Star Award – Nominee; Best Leading Actor for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee
FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD: Best Male Lead for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee.
ACADEMY AWARDS: Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role in Call Me by Your Name – Nominee.
Timothée Chalamet was equally nominated for several other awards by numerous critics’ associations for his performances in Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird.
Call Me By Your Name was nominated in 4 categories in total for the 2018 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Chalamet, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Song.
Chalamet’s other film Lady Bird from 2017 was also nominated in 5 categories for the Oscars 2018: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Lady Bird was also nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards and 3 BAFTA Awards in the 2018 award season.
In 2012, Timothée Chalamet was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in addition to his home cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a drama series.
Timothée Hal Chalamet is young, talented, and popular, which is a wonderful recipe for the admiration of millions of fans around the world. But as attractive and desirable as Chalamet is, he seems to be single at the moment. The star of “Call Me by Your Name” has given no hints or acknowledgments to anyone he might be in a relationship with.
Even though Chalamet seems to be alone at the moment, he wasn’t always like that. During his time at LaGuardia High School, Chalamet was in a relationship with Lourdes Maria Leon, the daughter of the Madonna. The two of them had met at a dance party where Lourdes Leon’s famous mother Madonna was also present.
Their relationship became public after a photo was published in early 2013 showing the two of them on a date. As they were only in their teens, the relationship was not serious and they ended their relationship in April 2014.
Although the Hollywood star took many trips on the red carpet during the 2018 awards season, he always relied on either his mother or sister to accompany him.
Height and Body Measurements
Timothée Chalamet has been certified by both fans and critics as one to watch in Hollywood. So it would be wise to provide as many details as possible about this new star who has appeared on the Hollywood horizon. So here are the details of his physique.
Height: 5ft 10″
Weight: 154 lbs
Biceps: 13 inches
Chest Size: 38 inches
Waist Size: 30 inches
Shoe Size: 7(US) or 40(EU)