Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet ethnicity

Chalamet in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Timothée Hal Chalamet

Place of Birth: Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 27, 1995

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

Timothée Chalamet is an American actor. He is the first person born in the 1990s to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Call Me by Your Name; he played an Italian Jewish character in the film. He is also known for his roles in the films Men, Women & Children, Interstellar, One & Two, The Adderall Diaries, Love the Coopers, Miss Stevens, Hot Summer Nights, Lady Bird, Hostiles, Beautiful Boy (2018), A Rainy Day in New York, The King, Little Women (2019), The French Dispatch, the 2020s Dune films, Don’t Look Up, Bones and All, and Wonka, and on television’s Loving Leah, Royal Pains, and Homeland. His fashion style has elicited considerable media coverage.

Timothée is the son of Nicole Flender and Marc Chalamet. Timothée’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. Timothée’s mother, who is American, is Jewish, of Austrian Jewish, Belarusian Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Russian Jewish descent. Timothée was raised celebrating Jewish holidays.

His sister is actress Pauline Chalamet. Timothée’s uncle, his mother’s brother, is director Rodman Flender, and his aunt is television producer and writer Amy Lippman, who is Rodman’s wife.

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

Preceding Chalamet in that sense, Lucas Hedges and Dev Patel are the first males born in the 1990s to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting (they in the Supporting Actor category), both in 2016.

Timothée’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 Timothée’s grandmother. Timothée’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Dupré Henry Chalamet and Fanny Peyrard. Timothée’s great-grandmother Marguerite was the daughter of Raoul Coulet and Noële Florine Bouillard.

Timothée’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 Timothée’s grandfather. Timothée’s great-grandfather Richard was the son of Abell Allen Ashworth and Ann Broughton/Broughlan. Timothée’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.

Timothée’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.

Timothée’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.

One of Timothée’s most distant traceable maternal ancestors is Herschl Bisam, who was born c. 1760.

Sources: Genealogy of Timothée Chalamet – https://www.geneastar.org

Obituary of Timothée’s paternal grandmother, Jean Elisabeth/Elizabeth (Ashworth) Chalamet – http://yourlifemoments.ca

Marriage record of Timothée’s paternal great-grandparents, Richard Ashworth and Mary Ann Cartwright/Crawley – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Timothée Chalamet (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Timothée’s maternal grandfather, Harold Flender, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Timothée’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Hershel/Herschel/Harry Kasner and Chana/Annie Frankel – https://www.geni.com

Timothée’s maternal grandmother, Enid S. Rodman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Timothée’s maternal grandmother, Enid S. (Rodman) Flender – https://www.legacy.com

Death record of Timothée’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Max Rodman – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Timothée’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Celia (Kantrowitz) Rodman – https://www.familysearch.org

15 Responses

  1. rockymountaintroy says:

    50% Ashkenazi Jewish
    25% French
    18.75% English
    3.125% Irish
    3.125% Scottish

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