Gaspard Ulliel Biography

Gaspard Ulliel was an aspiring and renowned French actor. He died in an accident on 19th January 2022. He was 37 at the time of his death. Ulliel was known for portraying a few of the significant roles like Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (2007) and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent (2014) and many more. He was the face of the Chanel men’s fragrance called Bleu de Chanel. He was also cast for a few other roles like Anton Mogart / Midnight Man in the Disney+ series Moon Knight (expected date of release is in 2022).

Early Life

Gaspard Ulliel was born on 25th November 1984, and as of 2021, he was 37 years old. He was brought up in Boulogne-Billancourt to a Christine family and the runway show producer Serge Ulliel who was also a stylist by profession. Gaspard had a scar on his left cheek. The scar was produced in an attempt when he was attacked by a Doberman while he was on the ride with a dog whom he was treating or riding with like a horse at the age of six. He once claimed that the scar increased his emotion for the acting because the scar looked like a dimple. Gaspard was also described in a newspaper called Libération where he was listed under the title of “most famous scar in French cinema”. He went to the University of Saint-Denis from where he received a degree in Cinema.

Gaspard Ulliel Career

Gaspard Ulliel began acting when he was still in school. For the first time, he appeared for the film Une Femme En Blanc which was about to be telecast on French television. Later, he performed at the Cours Florent where his acting and skills were noted by the famous and most astonishing director of that time André Téchiné, known for the film Les égarés. Gaspard started getting regular roles in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He soon began to be known as an aspiring actor in France. He also starred in the movie Hannibal Rising, which was the first English language film.

In 2014, Gaspard portrayed the role of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic film called Saint Laurent. His performance in the film made him earn the Lumières Award for Best Actor and nomination for Cesar and Globe de Cristal best actor awards. Later in 2016, he got two roles in the two films. One of the roles was in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World and another one was in Stéphanie Di Giusto’s The Dancer. He also got a lead role for the film Les Confins du Monde where he appeared opposite Gérard Depardieu.


Gaspard was nominated for a Cesar Award for the category of the promising actor in 2002 and 2003. He received an award for a role in “A Very Long Engagement”. In 2017, he won the Cesar Award for being the best actor for his particular role in the movie It’s Only the End of the World. In 2017, Ulliel was nominated for the Jury Prize for Best Actor Riviera International Film Festival. He was given the nominations for the film It’s Only the End of the World which was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture.

The film made Gaspard earn a second Cesar Award for the best actor and second-time nomination for both the Lumières and Globe de Cristal awards. Gaspard became the face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company. In July 2021, he was given a lead role in the upcoming superhero series Moon Knight which is all set to premiere in 2022.

Gaspard Ulliel Biography

Real Name Gaspard Ulliel
Birth Date 25 November 1984
Died Date 19 January 2022
Aged 37 Years
Birth Place Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Nationality French
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Serge Ulliel
Mother Christine Ulliel


College University of Saint-Denis

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Gaëlle Piétri
Children One

Personal life

Gaspard Ulliel first came into a love relationship with the actress Cécile Cassel. The couple dated each other for a few years from 2005 to 2007. Later, he dated briefly with Charlotte Casiraghi in 2007 and then with Jordane Crantelle from 2008 to 2013. After 2013, he came into a relationship with the French model and singer named Gaëlle Pietri. On 9th November 2015, it was announced that the couple is pregnant with their first child. Later, a son was born on 12th January 2016. He died in a skiing accident on 19th January 2022 at La Rosière resort in Savoie, France.

Cause of Death

Gaspard was enjoying skiing in the Savoie region on Tuesday when a tragedy happened. He met with an accident with another person and due to this, he suffered serious injuries. According to reports, he had severe brain trauma and was airlifted to the hospital in Grenoble for further treatment. As he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, his injuries were critical and he lost the battle of life the very next day. His death was announced just a day after releasing Marvel’s upcoming series “Moon Light” where he was playing the role of Midnight Man.

Gaspard Ulliel Net Worth

Ulliel got a few famous roles in films and television series like Bonnes Vacances, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Alias, Julien l’apprenti, Hannibal Rising, It’s only the end of the world, A very long engagement, and Saint Laurent. In July 2021, he was cast with a significant role in the upcoming series called Moon Knight which is all set to premiere on 30th March on Disney+. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ulleil was having a net worth of around $8 million before the date of his demise.

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