Marc Chalamet: Distinguished in UN and Media, Father of Hollywood Star Timothée Chalamet

by Rosemarie Hardison
Marc Chalamet Distinguished in UN and Media, Father of Hollywood Star Timothée Chalamet

While we all can’t seem to get enough of the brilliant charm and acting prowess of Timothée Chalamet, not many of us know much about his father, Marc Chalamet.

As a French-American writer and editor, Marc has lived a rich life. His accomplishments, both in his professional and personal lives, reflect his dedication and exemplary work ethic, which he’s passed on to his children.

If you’re a diehard Timothée fan or are simply interested in finding out more about his father, then you’ve come to the right place.

Marc Chalamet: Early Life

Marc Chalamet

Marc Chalamet was born in 1953 in the quaint little town of Nimes. Located in the south of France, Nimes lies between the Mediterranean Sea and Cévennes. However, I was unable to find any information on the exact month or date of his birth.

His father, Roger Jacques Chalamet, was a French Protestant minister. His mother, Canadian-born Jean Ashworth, was a stay-at-home mom.

Marc and his four brothers grew up in a picturesque French village steeped in rich culture and vibrant history called Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. There, he completed his elementary and secondary school education at one of the most prestigious schools in the area called Collège de Cévenol, which was later named Le Collège-Lycée Cévenol International.

When he finished his secondary school education, March left his family to study in Lyon. He attended the Université Lumière Lyon 2 where he found his love for literature and languages. He graduated in 1976, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon.

Marc Chalamet: Career

Marc Chalamet Career

Marc’s career path is a testament to his emphatic ability to adapt to new cultures, industries, and roles. It also reflects his wide-ranging skill sets that span several countries and niches.

Upon graduating, Marc moved to New York where he took advantage of his ability to speak fluent French and English and applied to a company known as the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). There, he worked as a French teacher from early 1977 until mid-1980.

After that, he worked as a photo and news editor for Association Press (AP). The job, which lasted from 1980 until 1983, took him back and forth between New York and France, which was extremely hectic, but Marc enjoyed bridging the gap between the two cultures.

Yet, he soon grew weary of the constant traveling and tiring work schedule. So, he decided to settle in the US and pursue his passion for entrepreneurialism.

This is when Marc decided to launch his own news media firm, “News of America” where he worked from September 1987 until August 2000. During that time, the company became a popular and reliable news outlet that focused on the myriad of events happening in America.

It was aimed at French-speaking Americans and the many people living in various Francophone countries around the world. The news outlet also served a variety of French-language press, including Quebecois, Swiss, and Belgian.

While he was operating at “News of America,” Marc also collaborated with multiple French regional newspapers, such as “Le Progrès de Lyon” and “Dépêche du Midi.”

Timothée Chalamet

Furthermore, he was involved with various magazines like “L’Équipe-Magazine,” for which he was the correspondent, and “VSD.” Being the multi-media talent he is, Marc capitalized on his bilingualism by working for the BBC French service, Europe 2, and Radio Canada.

Then, starting in September 2000 until early 2016, Marc was employed by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) as a full-time writer. He was soon given additional responsibilities, together with working as the editor in charge of French publications at the UNICEF Headquarters and Regional offices.

After leaving his job at UNICEF, he began working as a freelance journalist for several renowned organizations. A couple of examples include the United Nations Population Fund (UNFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In addition to his freelancing, Marc is currently working as a writer, editor, and translator for the distinguished United Nations, given that he’s fluent in both English and French.

Even though Marc’s wife and both of his children have primarily found work in the entertainment industry, he’s mainly focused on his writing career throughout his life.

This could be because he generally dislikes being in the public eye. In fact, even his social media posts are few and far in-between. The only exception is when he posts about his work via his LinkedIn account.

Marc Chalamet: Net Worth

There’s not much information out there regarding the 70-year-old freelancer’s net worth. All details of his assets and net worth are kept away from the public eye, unlike his famous children.

That said, I was able to find a source that claims Marc’s annual salary to range between $72,000 and $90,000, which he earns from his career as a writer and editor.

Marc Chalamet: Family Life

Here’s an insider look at Marc Chalamet’s family life.



Marc met Nicole Flender sometime around the 1980s, but I was unable to find any more details as to how they met or when they got married.

Furthermore, I found quite a few sources that claim Nicole was born in 1958, but I couldn’t find either the date or month.

Nicole is a third-generation New Yorker who’s half Russian-Jewish and half Austrian-Jewish. She graduated from Yale University where she received a bachelor’s degree in French.

The New York-born and bred also has a background in both dance and musical theater. She even worked briefly as a dancer and performed in a couple of Broadway productions, such as Gypsy, The Chorus Line, and Hello Dolly.

She stepped away from the limelight early on and has since then moved on to a different career path. She currently works as a real estate agent with the Corcoran Group, which is made up of a network of residential real estate services.

Children: Pauline and Timothée

Children Pauline and Timothée

Marc and Nicole’s first child, Pauline, was born on January 25, 1992. She’s made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She’s currently a successful actress known for her roles in the Sex Lives of College Girls and The King of Staten Island.

In addition, Pauline seems to enjoy other roles in entertainment like writing and directing short films including Je Suis Mes Actes as well as Between Fear and Laughter, which she wrote and directed herself.

Like her parents, she’s also bilingual.

Pauline’s younger brother, Timothée, was born on December 27, 1995. The young actor has reached a staggering level of success in his acting career. He’s enthralled us with his charming looks and refined style of acting.

Even though Timothée is considered to be still in the prime of his career, he’s managed to accomplish plenty in a short time. Most of the roles he’s played are unforgettable, such as Dune, Wonka, Little Women, and more.

Timothée also prides himself on being fluent in French.

Final Thoughts

Marc Chalamet’s life is a fascinating tale of inspiration, hard work, passion, and devotion. His contributions as a professional writer, editor, and translator can’t be overstated.

Moreover, he and his wife, Nicole, have built a wonderful life together for themselves and their children.

It’s true that heartthrob and top-quality actors Timothée Chalamet and Pauline may be stealing the spotlight on the silver screen. However, Marc is the one who has provided his children with guidance, inspiration, and unwavering support. It’s what has helped them grow as individuals, flourish in their professional lives, and become the amazing talents they are today.

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