Benjamin Gérard Biolay is a French actor, multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter, born on January 20, 1973 in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France. He grew up in a musical universe (his father was an amateur clarinettist) & was interested. He played violin & tuba in a symphonic orchestra. Then, at 17, he changed & founded a pop music band. In 1992, Benjamin made his first demos thanks to one of Liane Foly's lyricists, but they stayed in maquettes. After touring with many bands, Benjamin released his first single "La Révolution" in 1996 & "Le Jour Viendra" the following year, but none of them got successful. In 2001, Benjamin released his first album Rose Kennedy & became one of the most talented songwriters. In May 2002, he married actress Chiara Mastroianni (daughter of Catherine Deneuve & Marcello Mastroianni) & in April 2003, their daughter Anna was born. In 2003, Benjamin wrote songs for some French artists & released his second album Négatif. After a soundtrack & the duet-album Home with his wife in 2004, he came back in 2005 with his autobiographical album À L'Origine, sometimes heavy, sometimes crude but still beautiful. In September 2007, Benjamin released Trash Yéyé, another beautiful album. In April 2009, he left Virgin & signed to Naïve, followed by his double album La Superbe. On October 10, 2012, French Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti decorated Benjamin "Officier des Arts et des Lettres".
Filmography Pourquoi (Pas) Le Brésil ? (Lætitia Masson) - 2004 (himself) Didine (Vincent Dietschy) - 2008 C'Est Pour Quand ? (Katia Lewkowicz) - 2008 Stella (Sylvie Verheyde) - 2008 La Meute (Franck Richard) - 2010 Qui A Envie D'Être Aimé ? (Anne Giafferi) - 2011 Pourquoi Tu Pleures ? (Katia Lewkowicz) - 2011 Mariage À Mendoza (Édouard Deluc) - 2013 Au Bout Du Conte (Agnès Jaoui) - 2013 Doutes (Yamini Lila Kumar) - 2013 Gaby Baby Doll (Sophie Letourneur) - 2014 L'Art De La Fugue (Brice Cauvin) - 2015 La Dame Dans L'Auto Avec Des Lunettes Et Un Fusil (Joann Sfar) - 2015 Encore Heureux (Benoît Graffin) - 2016 Vicky (Denis Imbert) - 2016 Irréprochable (Sébastien Marnier) - 2016 Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) - 2016 Fleur De Tonnerre (Stéphanie Pillonca) - 2017 Numéro Une (Tonie Marshall) - 2017 La Douleur (Emmanuel Finkiel) - 2018 Chambre 212 (Christophe Honoré) - 2019 Divorce Club (Michaël Youn) - 2020
Television Sang Froid (Sylvie Verheyde) - 2008 Petite Fille (Lætitia Masson) - 2011 Capitaine Marleau (Josée Dayan) - 2019 (Episode "Une Voix Dans La Nuit") The Eddy (Damien Chazelle, Alan Poul) - 2020