Samuel Le Bihan is a French actor and is best known for his role as Prince in Brotherhood of the Wolf.
Samuel Le Bihan was born on born Tuesday, November 2, 1965 ( age 57 years; as of 2022.) His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He grew up in a modest environment in Plougastel-Daoulas (Brittany). He always had the desire to become an actor, but he also considered becoming a painter. He spent a year and a half at the Cours Florent before following a course in Commedia dell’arte which led him to do street performances, a mixture of clowning and burlesque mime mixing juggling and “spitting fire”. In order to enrich his theatrical experience, he decided to study classical texts at the Ecole de la rue Blanche and then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD). Allo Cine Leaving for New York after a year of study, he took free classes at the Actors Studio during his stay.
- Height (approx): 6ft 2in / 187cm
- Weight: 185 lbs / 84 kg
- Eye color: Brown
- Hair color: Black
Family and Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Relationships/ Affairs, Wife, Children
From his marriage to actress Patricia Francino, he has a son named Jules, born in 1995. He was engaged to Cameroonian-Gabonese model and fashion designer Daniela Beye from 2002 to 2015; they had a daughter, Angie, who is autistic, born in December 2011.
It was reported in 2016 that he started dating Angie Vu Ha, a Vietnamese-born DJ, model, actress, and producer. The couple has a daughter named Emma-Rose born on August 13, 2018.
As of 2022, he is dating Stefania Cristian, a french model.
Back in France in 1994, Samuel Le Bihan joined the Comédie-Française company. During his four years of debates, he defended the texts of Corneille, Racine, Hugo, Kleist, Feydeau, and many others. Catherine Tasca, then French Minister of Culture, conferred on him the honorary title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. It was also at this time that directors such as Régis Wargnier, Bertrand Tavernier, Alain Corneau, and Tonie Marshall introduced him to the cinema. Finally, he left the Comédie-Française but returned soon after to play Stanley Kowalski in the play A Streetcar Named Desire with a partner, Caroline Cellier, directed by Philippe Adrien. Following this performance, he was nominated for the Molières in the “Young Hope” category. His career as a filmmaker began when he landed the role of Norbert, the reasonable officer of Captain Conan, a role for which he was nominated for the César and won the prize. This was followed by Vénus Beauté (Institut), for which he received the Jean-Gabin prize, and Le Pacte des Loups, which established him as a leading artist.
His filmography includes successful comedies such as Restons grouped, Jet Set, Trois Zéros, auteur cinema with Catherine Breillat, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Laëtitia Masson, Émilie Deleuze, Anne Le Ny and many others. Other genre films such as Total Western, The Wolf Pact and Fureur also showed its influence, as did thrillers like Le Cousin.
In 2004, he collaborated with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Kathy Bates in the American production Le Pont du Roi Saint-Louis, as well as with Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth in The Last Sign.
The former Marseille policeman joined the cast of the Alex Hugo series on France 2 in 2014, in which he plays the title character, a former chef who decides to live alone in the mountains.
Alongside the creation of his own production company, Frelon Productions, he discovered and produced several shows by François-Xavier Demaison, with whom he is also associated as one of their authors.
“November in Childhood”, a French charity serving children, is one of Samuel’s main sponsors. He also supports the international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger.
- 1999: Jean Gabin Prize
- Carthage International Festival 2008: Best Supporting Actor for El hombre de arena
- AdamiCitizen Artist Award 2019
- Cesar 1997: Cesar for Most Promising Male Actor for Captain Conan
- Molières 1999: Molière of the theatrical revelation for A tramway named Desire
- Knight of the Legion of Honor (2021)
Facts / Anecdotes
- Samuel Le Bihan received 56 kisses from his wife for his 56th birthday on November 3, 2021.
- He enjoys surfing (an activity that he shares with his father,) biking, rock climbing, and hiking in his free time.
- His favorite city is Nice.
- He became involved with Action Against Hunger as a director, traveling to Darfur, Liberia, Haiti, and Mongolia, and returning with written or video reports each time explaining the state of emergency. With the photographer Richard Aujard, he traveled for 12 days in Mongolia as part of the program Envoyé Spécial de France 2 in 2008. His commentary appears in a documentary entitled Nomad’s Land, in which he provides voice-overs that he himself even wrote. The purpose of this documentary is to raise awareness about poverty in this country.
- With the former leaders of Action Contre la Faim, he created “Earthwake”, an association that tackles the spread of plastic pollution on the continents and oceans, and for which he will speak in December 2015 during the COP 21. Awaiting the arrival in force of New Energies, Samuel Le Bihan explores the transformation of plastic bags into petroleum products at this week’s TEX 2016 conference.
- Father of an autistic child as well as the founder of numerous associations, he founded with Florent Chapel in 2018 the Autism Info Service platform which aims to inform and support people with autism and the whole of society on autism. He also published at the same time a book entitled “A Happiness I Wish Nobody,” in which he describes his relationship with his autistic daughter.
- He has spoken about his daughter Angie on various occasions and has even appeared with her in magazines like Paris Match.
- Samuel often likes to draw and paint and even posts about it on his Instagram.
- His first picture on Instagram was on September 9 2015 when he posted a picture about his visit to France 2 studio for an interview.