Still little known to the public, this young actor has received two César nominations. He was born June 17, 1986 in Evry, in Essonne. He was raised by his mother after his parents separated when he was a young child. His father died when he was aged 13. As a schoolboy, he took acting classes displaying an early interest in comedy. It was a chance casting at age 15 for the main role of the Devils (2002) that brought him to notice. His performance gained him a number of other roles playing teenagers. In 2007 he earned his first César nomination for Best Male Newcomer in The Passenger opposite Julie Depardieu. He has made 30 feature films in 12 years from a variety of genres. His second César nomination for Best Hope was for his performance in I’m Glad My Mother is Alive (2009), which is based on a true story. He has more recently been cast in the latest feature film from Jacques Audiard, Deephan (2015), which was in official competition at Cannes.