Niels Schneider

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 13: Schneider arrives at the ‘Habemus Papam’ premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 13, 2011 in Cannes, France, Denis Makarenko/

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 18 June, 1987

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – French

Niels Schneider is a French and Canadian actor. His roles include the films Everything Is Fine, I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats (2010), 2 Frogs in the West, The Howling: Reborn, You and the Night, Quantum Love, Voice Over, Gemma Bovery, The Art Dealer, Dark Inclusion, Polina, Dalida, The Black Book (2018), An Impossible Love, Curiosa, A Brother’s Love, Sybil, Sympathy for the Devil (2019), Love Affair(s), and Coup de Chance, and the series Of Money and Blood.

Niels is the son of Isabelle Schneider, a model, and Jean-Paul Schneider, a theatre actor and director and classical dancer, who founded a theatre school in Montréal. He is the brother of actors Vadim Schneider, Aliocha Schneider, Vassili Schneider, and Volodia Schneider. Aliocha and Volodia are also musicians. He was raised partly in Québec, Canada, and is a French and Canadian citizen.

Niels has a son with his partner, Belgian actress Virginie Efira.

Niels’s paternal grandfather was surnamed Schneider.

Niels’s paternal grandmother was named Arlette. Arlette was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Niels’s maternal grandfather was Michel Guillot (the son of Pierre Valère Guillot and Catherine Marie Joseph Côte). Michel was born in Lyon. Pierre was the son of Marie Victor Guillot and Eugénie Angélique Berthon. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Marie Victor Côte and Marthe Antoinette Dugoujon.

Niels’s maternal grandmother was Françoise Marie Simone Rajon (the daughter of Louis Michel Armand Rajon and Marie Thérèse Emilie Gilibert). Niels’s grandmother Marie was born in Lyon.


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Genealogies of Niels Schneider (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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