Place of Birth: Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Date of Birth: 10 April, 1973
Guillaume Canet is a French actor, film director, screenwriter, and show jumper. His roles include Joyeux Noël, Love Me If You Dare, The Beach, La Belle Époque, and Tell No One, the latter of which he also wrote and directed.
He was born near Paris, to a family of horse breeders. Guillaume’s father is of French descent. Guillaume’s mother’s family is from Algeria (known as Pied-Noir), and are of Spanish descent, from Valencia. He has two children with his partner, actress Marion Cotillard.
Guillaume’s paternal grandfather was Jean Pierre Camille Canet (the son of Jean Canet and Marie Josephine Guillemet). Guillaume’s grandfather Jean Pierre was born in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, Nièvre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Guillaume’s great-grandfather Jean was the son of Jean Canet and Marie Michel. Guillaume’s great-grandmother Marie Josephine was the daughter of Michel Camille Guillemet and Eleonore Dessolin.
Guillaume’s paternal grandmother was Marie Suzanne Jeanne Graillot (the daughter of Julien Alphonse Graillot and Marthe Caroline Gomant). Marie was born in Paris, France. Julien was the son of Jeanne Graillot. Marthe was the daughter of Jean Gustave Gomant and Marie Caroline Dupre.
Guillaume’s maternal grandfather was Raphael Cano (the son of Juan Antonio Cano and Maria Del Carmen Gonzales). Raphael was born in Saida, Oran, Algeria, and was of Spanish descent. Juan was the son of Antonio Cano and Maria Del Carmen Guirado. Guillaume’s great-grandmother Maria was the daughter of Juan Gonzales and Antonia Lozano.
Guillaume’s maternal grandmother was Marguerite Jeanne Franco (the daughter of Celestin Franco and Josefa Orosco). Marguerite was of Spanish origin. Celestin was the son of Manuel Franco and Juana Perez. Josefa was the daughter of Salvador Orosco and Felippa Fuster.
Source: Genealogy of Guillaume Canet – https://gw.geneanet.org
His Spanish ancestors were all from Valencian Community.
correction: Canet parents are from Algeria but they’re French, to be clear.