Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 26, 1995) is an American actor.
He was born in New York City, to a French father and an American Jewish mother. Chalamet's professional career began on television, appearing in the cable dramas USA Network's Royal Pains and Showtime's Homeland in 2012. During this time, he also guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
In 2017, Chalamet starred in two coming-of-age dramas that both received major critical acclaim. For his main role in Call Me by Your Name, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him the youngest person in that category to be nominated since Mickey Rooney's nod for Babes in Arms at nineteen in 1944. He also received attention for his supporting role in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird. All this acclaim has labeled the media to dub him as the new Daniel Day-Lewis.
- Royal Pains (2012) as Luke
- Homeland (2012) as Finn Walden
- Men, Women & Children (2014) as Danny Vance
- Interstellar (2014) as young Tom Cooper
- Call Me by Your Name (2017) as Elio Perlman
- Lady Bird (2017) as Kyle Scheible
- Beautiful Boy (2018) as Nic Sheff
- Little Women (2019) as Laurie Laurence
- Dune (2020) as Paul Atreides
Timothée Chalamet's works provides examples of the following tropes:
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": The pronunciation (and spelling) of his first name comes from his French father. His mother is American Jewish.
- Old Shame: Despite (allegedly) being under contract, it's heavily implied that this is the case with his upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York, as he donated his salary to charity following the controversy surrounding Woody Allen.
- What Could Have Been: He was among the final contenders to play Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Tom Holland was cast.