Timothée Chalamet is an American actor. Coming from a line of actors and filmmakers, Chalamet obviously had it in his genes. Therefore, from a pretty young age, he got featured in TV commercials and plays. Upon graduation from high school, he started featuring in a number of TV series and small films.
Chalamet made his way into the Hollywood A-list cadre in the year 2017, having featured in 2 of the biggest movies of the year. He had a supporting role as Kyle Scheible in the comedy-drama Lady Bird and the lead role as Elio Perlman in the coming-of-age movie Call Me by Your Name.
When Chalamet got cast in the latter, he was relatively a new kid on the block. But with his stellar performance in the movie, this new kid has proved that he has come to stay. From the movie’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance festival to Berlin to Toronto, to New York, and indeed all over the world, moviegoers were wowed by his ethereal delivery.
His performance not only endeared him to millions of fans, but it also made Chalamet a viable critical-acclaim contender for the 2018 award season. The most notable of these was his nomination for Best Actor at the 90th Academy Awards. The talented actor was only 22 years of age when the announcement was made in January 2018, making him the youngest nominee for that 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 2018 Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Awards. This new kid hasn’t just taken his place in Hollywood’s top echelons but has also cemented his status up there.
Timothée Chalamet Bio, Age
Timothée Hal Chalamet was born on December 27, 1995, to a French father and an American mother. His mother Nicole Flender was a Broadway actress and ballet dancer. His French-born father Marc Chalamet handled publications for the UNICEF office in France.
Chalamet was raised in Manhattan, New York alongside his sister Pauline, who is a ballet dancer and an actress. Apart from his mother and sister who are both actors, Timothée Hal Chalamet certainly had a large pool of creative genes on his maternal 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 started out on TV adverts and roles in small plays, from where he moved on to TV shows and small films. When he came of age, he proceeded to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to hone his skills. Upon his high school graduation in 2013, he headed to Columbia State University.
However, he found it difficult to focus in college as he had only one thing on his mind, to be in movies. Chalamet has since transferred to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Timothée Hal Chalamet made his TV debut in 2009 on an episode of Law & Order where he featured as a murder victim. His presence in Hollywood was announced when he landed a recurring role in the thriller TV series Homeland. His movie debut was on the 2014 drama Men, Women & Children. Shortly after that, he starred alongside Matthew McConaughey on the 2014 sci-fi movie Interstellar.
2017 can be referred to as Chamalet’s breakthrough year as he starred in 2 of the most highly-acclaimed movies of the year: Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name. He landed the lead role in Call Me by Your Name after a casual meeting with the film director Guadagnino, 3 years prior to filming the movie.
As one who was hungry for success, the talented actor put his best into his work. He arrived 6 weeks earlier than other members of the cast for his preproduction preparation for the movie. He spent 4 hours each day on piano, guitar and Italian language lessons to get into character for his role. All that hard work paid off as the movie was not only applauded by moviegoers but it has received several nods from the critics.
Timothée Chalamet is presently 22 years of age, the age at which he has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the youngest nominee of that category since Mickey Rooney in 1939.
Awards and Nominations
As is the case of every successful Hollywood star, a busy work year usually precedes a busy award season. This is the case for Timothée Hal Chalamet who had a wild rise in 2017. Having featured in 2 big movies in 2017, the 2018 award season proved to be equally very busy for him.
Chalamet’s topnotch performances in Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird has so far earned him 11 major award nominations including an Academy Award, 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 2017 movie Lady Bird was also nominated in 5 categories for the 2018 Oscars: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Lady Bird had also been 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 alongside his Homeland cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Timothée Chalamet’s Girlfriend
Timothée Hal Chalamet is young, talented, and popular, which is a wonderful recipe for admiration from millions of fans all over the world. However, attractive and desirable as Chalamet is, he seems to be single at the moment. The Call Me by Your Name star has not made any reference or acknowledgment to anyone with who he may be in a relationship with.
Even though Chalamet seems to be alone at the moment, he hasn’t always been that way. In his days at LaGuardia High School, Chalamet was in a relationship with Lourdes Maria Leon, the daughter of Madonna. The two had met at a dance party in which Lourdes Leon’s famous mother Madonna was also in attendance.
Their relationship became public knowledge after a photo of the two going on a date was released in early 2013. Being that they were just teenage high schoolers, the relationship was not a serious one and in April 2014, they called it quits.
Even though the 2018 award season had the Hollywood star make a lot of red carpet outings, he has always relied on either his mom 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. Therefore it would wise for us to provide as much detail as we can about this new star that has appeared on Hollywood’s 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)