Meet Timothée Chalamet – American Actor and Academy Award Nominee

By | June 1, 2024

Timothée Chalamet is an American actor of mixed descent. He is known for his role of Paul Atreides in the science fiction film Dune and its sequel Dune: Part Two. He has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Film Awards, and one Academy Award.

Early Life

Timothée was born on December 27, 1995. He was raised in New York, which is not surprising considering his parents had thriving careers in the arts. As of May 2024, he is 28 years old and under the young adult category.

He and his only sibling, Pauline Chalamet, had a happy childhood, growing up in what was referred to as an artist colony. This was a multi-story skyscraper where several artists lived in relatively small spaces but practiced their art together.

The building, New York's Manhattan Plaza, was home to Timothée Chalamet and his family during his childhood. Despite the building being in a prime area, Chalamet's parents could afford the rent because it was subsidized.

Timothee Chalamet is an American French actor

Timothee Chalamet is an American French actor

The Manhattan Plaza is fondly known as 'Broadway's Bedroom' because almost three-quarters of the occupants are performing artists. Famous performers, such as Alicia Keys and Patrick Dempsey, lived in the building at some point in their careers.

Timothée and his sister socialized with other children at the plaza, around 50 or more of them, most of whom were from artist families. They enjoyed the common amenities available to them, which included a swimming pool and some tennis courts.

Witnessing and hearing the artists practice their skills must have influenced Timothée Chalamet's love for performing. Soon, his admiration for the performing arts began to show. As a young boy, he would assume and act like various characters.

Fortunately, his parents were supportive of his passion. They enrolled him at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and he began acting while still a student.

Later, Timothée Chalamet proceeded to Columbia University. However, the demands of his acting career interfered with his degree course, and he dropped out of college before he could graduate.


Timothée Chalamet grew up in a family of four, comprising his parents, his sister, and himself. Like his parents, Timothée is fluent in English and French.

Timothée's parents met in New York when his father, Marc Chalamet, was working for the French newspaper, Le Parisien. At the time, his mother, Nicole Flender, was a professional dancer.

About Timothée's Father

Marc Chalamet is a journalist by profession. He was born in France' city of Nimes in 1953, a place sometimes given the term, 'French Rome.' This reference emanates from the way the city has preserved ancient Roman architecture, making it a preferred destination for tourists.

Marc Chalamet grew up in a family of five children, he being the firstborn. His father, Timothée's grandfather, was a preacher known as Roger Jacques. His mother's name was Jean Ashworth.

Timothee Chalamet with parents, Marc and Nicole

Timothee Chalamet with parents, Marc and Nicole

Marc Chalamet speaks English and French. After all, he is not only a native of France, but also an American citizen. Besides working with newspapers, Marc Chalamet has worked with the United Nations. At one point in time, he had a news agency known as News of America.

About Timothée's Mother

Chalamet's mother, Nicole Flender, also speaks English and French. She is not only a dancer, but also an actress and real estate entrepreneur.

Like her son, Timothee Chalamet, Nicole Flender attended New York's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. However, dance was her major.

She later won a scholarship to study ballet dancing at Yale University, but ended up studying French and musical theater.

She is also a versatile artist. At one time, when in Paris, she taught English to the French. She also wrote newspaper articles based on personal experiences as an artist. One of the papers that published her work was The Boston Herald.

As for performances, Nicole Flender has danced as a member of the New York City Ballet and as part of Broadway musicals. Among her famous performances are Fiddler on the Roof and Hello Dolly.

While bringing up her young family at the Manhattan Plaza, Nicole Flender's mother, or Timothée's maternal grandmother, was very helpful. She lived on a different floor of the same building. Hence, it was convenient for her to care for Timothée and Pauline whenever their parents were busy.

Timothée's father is French by birth, but his mother is American. Nevertheless, his parents are American citizens, and they brought their children up in America.

About Timothée's Sister

Pauline Chalamet, Timothée's sister, was born in January 1992, in New York just like her brother. She is an accomplished actress mostly recognized for her roles in The King of Staten Island and The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Timothee Chalamet with his parents and sister

Timothee Chalamet with his parents and sister

During interviews, Pauline Chalamet expresses her pride in her brother's accomplishments.


Timothée Chalamet has had a very enriching acting career. He was only 17 when he took up his first serious acting role in Homeland, a TV drama series. Two years later, he made his first film appearance, as a teenage actor in Men, Women and Children, a comedy drama.

From then on, Chalamet got other acting roles quickly, some of them as the lead actor. He had a role in the science fiction, Interstellar, and won an Academy Award nomination for his role in the romance film, Call Me by Your Name.

He also worked as an actor in Lady Bird, Little Women, Beautiful Boy, and Bones and All, which were all successful movies. In recent years, Timothée has become a recognized actor in big-budget movies. Such movies include Dune, Part 1 and 2, and Wonka, which was released in 2023.

Timothee Chalamet in different acting roles

Timothee Chalamet in different acting roles

Other Timothée shows include Dancing with Jo, Cornfield Chase; Parking Lot; and more.

His fans are looking forward to 2026, to see Chalamet's performance in Dune Part 3. Timothée has earned significantly well from the Dune series, a movie that has taken the lead in box office revenues in 2024. This makes his net worth over $25 million.

As for his earnings from Stranger Things, they are expected to increase with the series' new season. Meanwhile, Chalamet's social media accounts earnings also continue to soar. Currently, he has 20 million followers on Instagram.

Personal Life

At 28, Timothée is 5'10" tall. He weighs around 150 pounds (68 kg). His natural hair is wavy and black, and his eyes have glow that almost always depict a smile.

In 2020, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp were rumored to be in a relationship and were even spotted enjoying a trip to Italy.

However, as of 2023, there were talks of a romantic relationship between Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner. Although it is unclear how solid the relationship is, the two are seen close in public.

Timothee Chalamet-Kylie Jenner romantic relationship

Timothee Chalamet-Kylie Jenner romantic relationship


Based on the list of movies Timothée has done, it is evident that he is a versatile actor. Considering his career is on an upward trajectory, any upcoming Timothée Chalamet movie is likely to be successful. Hence, Timothée can catch up soon in earnings, with some of the best actors in Hollywood.

Online Links

Instagram - @tchalamet
Twitter - @RealChalamet
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