Timothée Hal Chalamet was born in Manhattan, to Nicole Flender, a real estate broker and dancer, and Marc Chalamet, a UNICEF editor. His mother, who is from New York, is Jewish, of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.
His father, who is from Nîmes, France, is of French and English ancestry. He is the brother of actress Pauline Chalamet, a nephew of director Rodman Flender, and a grandson of screenwriter Harold Flender.
He grew up in an artistic family, appearing in commercials and the New York theatre scene, and attending the LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts, where his classmate and friend was actor Ansel Elgort (the two later received their first Golden Globe nominations in the same year, 2017). For a time, Timothée also attended Columbia University.from IMDB.
He started his acting career in short films, and then starred in the TV series “Homeland” in 2012. Two years later, he made his debut in the TV series “Men, Women and Children”, and then appeared in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction movie Interstellar.
In 2017, Chalamet portrayed Elio Perlman in Luca Guadagnino’s romantic play “Call Me by Your Name” After gaining wide recognition, he starred in the adult films “Hot Summer Night” and “Mrs. Bird” and Western rivals. His performance in “Call Me by Your Name” won him the Oscar nomination for Best Actor, making him the third youngest nominee in the category.
Then, he played a drug addicted teenager in the TV series “Beautiful Boy” (2018), for which he was nominated for the supporting role of the British Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2019, Chalamet played King Henry V and Theodore “Laurie” Lawrence in the period dramas “King” and “Little Woman” respectively.