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(CNN Español) -- At 27 years old, New York actor Timothée Chalamet is already an established actor in Hollywood and not just a rising star.

Chalamet is currently promoting his new movie, "Wonka," in which he plays Willy Wonka and which will be a prequel to the famous chocolatier.

The young actor will co-star alongside one of cinema's greatest actors, Hugh Grant, who will play the role of Oompa-Loompa.

However, "Wonka," which premieres Dec. 15, isn't the only major project Chalamet has in the pipeline.

After being postponed due to the actors' strike, "Dune: Part Two" is finally released in 2024, which is the continuation of "Dune", a film that won six Oscars in 2022.


These are only his last two works, but Chalamet began to rise in film from his starring role in "Call Me By Your Name" (2017), in which, at the age of 21, he was nominated for best lead actor at the 2018 Oscars. This film also won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at that edition.

To give you a better understanding of the New York native's career, here are the most important facts.

Timothée Chalamet Movies and Series

Chalamet attended high school at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

In 2011, while still studying, she had minor roles on television and made her off-Broadway New York theater debut in the play "The Talls."

But it wasn't until 2012 and 2013 (the year of his high school graduation) that he began to have more recurring appearances on television and film roles.

After his role in "Interstellar," which won the Oscar for best visual effects in 2015, Chalamet entered college: first he entered Columbia University and then New York University. Nonetheless, Britannica says, she dropped out of college to focus on acting.

Recurring participation in TV series

  • 2012: "Royal Pains", "Homeland"


  • 2014: "Interstellar," "Worst Friends," "Men, Women & Children"
  • 2015: "The Adderall Diaries," "Love the Coopers," "One and Two"
  • 2016: "Miss Stevens"
  • 2017: "Call Me By Your Name," "Lady Bird," "Hostiles," "Hot Summer Nights"
  • 2018: "Beautiful Boy"
  • 2019: "A Rainy Day in New York," "The King," "Little Women,"
  • 2021: "Dune," "The French Dispatch," "Don't Look Up," "A Man Named Scott"
  • 2022: "Bones and All"
  • 2023: "Wonka"
  • 2024: "Dune: Part Two"

Personal data and family

  • Full name: Timothée Hal Chalamet
  • Date of birth: 27 December 1995
  • Place of birth: New York City, United States
  • Height: 1.78 meters
  • Father and Mother: Marc Chalamet and Nicole Flender
  • Sister: Pauline Hope Chalamet

Lourdes Leon, Madonna's daughter, said in a 2021 interview that Chalamet was her first boyfriend. In 2023, Chalamet has been spotted at events with Kylie Jenner, with whom he would be in a relationship.

CNN's Dan Heching and Lisa Respers France contributed to this report.