Pauline Chalamet

Chalamet in 2018, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Pauline Hope Chalamet

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 25, 1992

*father – half French, half British Isles [English, Scottish, Irish]
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Pauline Chalamet is an American actress, writer, and director. She is known for her roles on the show The Sex Lives of College Girls and in the film The King of Staten Island. She co-founded production company Gummy Films.

She is the daughter of Nicole Flender and Marc Chalamet, and the sister of actor Timothée Chalamet. Pauline’s father, who is from a Protestant background, was born in Nîmes, France, to a French father and a Canadian mother, who herself was of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Pauline’s mother, who is American, is Jewish, of Austrian Jewish, Belarusian Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent. Pauline was raised celebrating Jewish holidays. She has lived in Paris for at least several years.

Pauline’s uncle, her mother’s brother, is director Rodman Flender, and her aunt is television producer and writer Amy Lippman, who is Rodman’s wife.

A picture of Pauline’s brother Timothée with their parents can be seen here. A picture of Pauline’s maternal grandfather can be seen here, and a picture of Pauline’s maternal grandmother can be seen here. Pictures of her uncle Rodman can be seen here.

Pauline’s paternal grandfather was The Rev. Roger Jacques Chalamet (the son of Charles Chalamet and Marguerite Claire Coulet). The Rev. Roger was a French Protestant minister. He was from Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a historically Protestant and Huguenot town. It is one of two towns collectively honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, as the town’s residents helped save Jews during the Holocaust. Roger was a teenager there during WWII. He studied to be a minister in Ontario after WWII, where he met Pauline’s grandmother. Pauline’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Dupré Henry Chalamet and Fanny Peyrard. Pauline’s great-grandmother Marguerite was the daughter of Raoul Coulet and Noële Florine Bouillard.

Pauline’s paternal grandmother was Jean Elisabeth/Elizabeth Ashworth (the daughter of Richard Ashworth and Mary Ann Cartwright/Crawley). Jean was born in Canada, of English, and some Scottish and Irish, descent. She was from Brantford, Ontario. She moved to France, where she lived with Pauline’s grandfather. Pauline’s great-grandfather Richard was the son of Abell Allen Ashworth and Ann Broughton/Broughlan. Pauline’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of Edmund Cartwright and Jeannette/Jeanette/Janet A. Doyle, whose father was from Ireland or England, and whose mother was from Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

Pauline’s maternal grandfather was Harold Flender, a writer and screenwriter of several films (the son of Jacob “Jack” Flender and Sadie Kasner/Kassner). Harold was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Jacob was born in Kraków, Poland, and was the son of Elias Moritz/Mojzesz/Marus Flender and Mariem/Miriam Kempler, who was from Łapanów, Poland. Sadie was the daughter of Hershel/Herschel/Harry Kasner, who had family in Kraków, and of Chana/Annie Frankel, who was from Tarnow.

Pauline’s maternal grandmother was Enid S. Rodman (the daughter of Philip Rodman and Rose Levine). Enid was born in New York, to Jewish parents from the Russian Empire, specifically Minsk. Philip was the son of Max Rodman and Celia Kantrowitz. Rose was the daughter of Yehuda/Julius Melakhovitzki/Levine and Yetta/Etta/Esther Yurzelnski/Abrajonsky.

Sources: Genealogy of Pauline Chalamet –

Obituary of Pauline’s paternal grandmother, Jean Elisabeth/Elizabeth (Ashworth) Chalamet –

Marriage record of Pauline’s paternal great-grandparents, Richard Ashworth and Mary Ann Cartwright/Crawley –

Genealogy of Pauline Chalamet (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Pauline’s maternal grandfather, Harold Flender, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Pauline’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Hershel/Herschel/Harry Kasner and Chana/Annie Frankel –

Pauline’s maternal grandmother, Enid S. Rodman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Pauline’s maternal grandmother, Enid S. (Rodman) Flender –

Death record of Pauline’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Max Rodman –

Death record of Pauline’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Celia (Kantrowitz) Rodman –

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