Jérémie Elkaïm

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Jérémie Elkaïm
Jérémie Elkaïm Césars 2012 2.jpg
Elkaïm in 2012
Born Jérémie Elkaïm
(1978-08-29) 29 August 1978 (age 36)
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Film director
Years active 1998–present

Jérémie Elkaïm (born 29 August 1978) is a French actor, screenwriter and film director best known for his role in Presque rien (US title: Come Undone, 2000). In the film, he plays Mathieu, a troubled, emotionally fragile teen who finds himself in a whirlwind romance with Cédric (played by Stéphane Rideau). His performance in the film garnered him much critical acclaim.

Other notable films starring the actor include the comedy teen flick Sexy Boys (2001), which is touted to be the French version of American Pie, À cause d'un garçon (U.S. title: You'll Get Over It, 2002), where he plays yet another gay teenager, and Mariées mais pas trop in which he plays an insurance investigator. His latest project is a role in the upcoming film, Lisa et le pilote d'avion, set for release in 2007.

He also plays 30-year old Paul Delorme in the TV series Le Bureau (2006), the French version of The Office currently seen on Canal+. Paul often plays pranks on officemate Joël Liotard (Benoît Carré), and shows a level of attraction towards receptionist Laetitia Kadiri (Anne-Laure Balbir). His character is the French equivalent of the British version's Tim Canterbury (played by Martin Freeman) and the American version's Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski). A second season is in the works, and Elkaïm is likely to reprise this role.

Personal life[edit]

Jérémie Elkaïm has a child with the actress Valérie Donzelli. He was born in a Moroccan Jewish family.




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