Place of Birth: Algiers, French Algeria
Date of Birth: 24 January 1950
Daniel Auteuil is a French actor and director, one of the biggest French actors. He was born in Algiers, French Algeria, North Africa, to Yvonne (Castellan) and Henri Auteuil, and grew up in Avignon and Nancy, France. People of French and other European ancestry who lived in French North Africa were known as Pieds-Noirs (literally Black Feet). Daniel has two children, including one with his former partner, actress Emmanuelle Béart.
Daniel’s maternal grandparents were Gaston Castellan (the son of Amédée Auguste Castellan and Marie Christine Bezert) and Fernande Riou.
Source: Genealogy of Daniel Auteuil (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
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