Gilles Lellouche is a french actor, director, and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than fifty films since 1995 and has been nominated for multiple awards.
Lellouche was born on Wednesday, July 5, 1972 (age 50 years; as of 2022) in Savigny-sur-Orge, France. His zodiac sign is cancer. He studied at the Jeanne-d’Arc college in Fontainebleau. He went on to join Cours Florent.
Height (approx): 5′ 10¾” (1.8 m)
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Black
Family and ethnicity
Parents, Brothers, and Sisters
The names of his parents are unknown but his mother was of Irish descent. She was a singer. His father was an Algerian. He was a builder, jeweler, and chief accountant. Philippe Lellouche (French playwright and comedian) is his brother.
Relationships/ Affairs, Wife, Children
He married Mélanie Doutey (french actress) and the couple has a daughter Ava (b. September 5, 2009, Paris.) The couple got divorced in 2013 and now shares the custody of their daughter.
He then dated Marie Gillain (a Belgian actress.)
As of 2022, he is dating Alizée Guinochet (a French actress.)
His vocation for the theater began at the age of twelve when his French teacher, Patricia Brassem, asked him to play the main role in Molière’s comedy Les Fourberies de Scapin. He actually began his film career not as an actor but as a director of short films (2 minutes 36 de bonheur (1996), Pourkoi… passkeu (2001), the latter being part of the program “Zéro un” produced by Luc Besson). As a young actor, he played a few small roles, including Michel Hazanavicius’ first film, Mes Amis (1999). Guillaume Canet gave him a supporting role in his first feature film as a director, Mon idole (2002). In 2005, he made his film debut in the thriller Anthony Zimmer by Jérôme Salle. He played a role of a cumbersome best friend in the comedy Ma vie en l’air, an acclaimed romantic comedy by Rémi Bezançon. It was a huge success. Guillaume Canet produced three feature films in 2006: the romantic comedy On va s’aimer, written and directed by Ivan Calbérac, and the thriller Tell No One. In 2007, he played in two choral films: the dramatic comedy Ma place au Soleil, by Éric de Montalier, and the drama Paris, by Cédric Klapisch.
In the 2010s, he managed to escape playing only in the comic supporting roles. The decade began with the adventure film Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec directed by Luc Besson. In addition, he had another big success with Guillaume Canet, Les Petits Mouchoirs. It even earned him a nomination for the 2011 Césars in the Best Supporting Actor category.
In 2015, he returned to the humor with the detective comedy Les Gorilles, his third feature film. Subsequently, he was part of the cast of the choral comedy Belles Familles, by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Finally, he did the third leading role in the independent film Sky, directed by Fabienne Berthaud. By playing his own role in Guillaume Canet’s satire Rock’N’Roll, he confirmed his return to comedy. He also did a theatrical performance in the historic international co-production HHhH, by Cédric Jimenez.
The choral comedy Le Grand Bain was his first film as a solo director in 2018. It also got selected for the Cannes film festival.
- César 2006: Nomination for the César for best male hope for Ma vie en l’air
- César 2011: César nomination for best supporting actor for Les Petits Mouchoirs
- 2011: Patrick-Dewaere Prize for Les Petits Mouchoirs
- César 2018: César nomination for best actor in a supporting role for Le Sens de la fête
- Caesar 2019:
César nomination for best director for Le Grand Bain
César nomination for best original screenplay for Le Grand Bain, with Ahmed Hamidi and Julien Lambroschini
César nomination for best actor for Pupille
- Honorary citizen of the City of Fontainebleau (2016)
- President of the Jury of the 12th edition of the Nikon Film Festival
Facts / Anecdotes
- The Nutty Professor was Gilles Lellouche’s favorite movie as a child.
- His best friends are Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet.
- He starred in four films with Marion Cotillard: Boomer (2001), Love Me If You Dare (2003), Ma vie en l’air (2005), and Little White Lies (2010).
- He has been on the covers of many magazines including Psychologies, GQ France, etc.
- His first picture on Instagram was on June 3, 2016. It was a picture of a beautiful sunset from the beach.