charming timothée chalamet
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Facts
  • Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City. He is the son of Marc Chalamet, a UNICEF editor, and Nicole Flender, a dancer and real estate broker.
  • His father is French and his mother is American. Timothée’s mother is Jewish (of half Austrian Jewish and half Russian Jewish ancestry).
  • Timothée’s uncle (mother’s brother) is director Rodman Flender. Timothée’s maternal grandfather was writer and screenwriter Harold Flender.
  • He was one of the final candidates for the role of Spider-Man in 2017, but Tom Holland was cast instead.
  • Timothée is the French form of Timothy. In the French version of the Bible, Timothée is the companion of St. Paul. It is a masculine name. The name is pronounced in French as tim-o-tay.
  • Plays the piano and guitar, the former of which he played for the role of Elio in Call Me by Your Name (2017).
  • Speaks French fluently and learned how to speak Italian while shooting Call Me by Your Name (2017).
  • Brother of actress Pauline Chalamet and nephew of writer, producer, and director Amy Lippman.
  • In 2017, became the youngest winner of the NYFCC’s Best Actor prize, for Call Me by Your Name (2017).
  • His maternal grandfather Harold Flender wrote for The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) in the 1950s, along with Woody Allen. When Allen later cast Timothée in his film A Rainy Day in New York (2018), he was initially unaware of the family relation.
  • He and Ansel Elgort attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at the same time. He maintains when he auditioned for school plays he didn’t get the roles because Ansel did, so he was relegated to the talent shows.