Millaire was born in Montreal. Soon after completing his studies at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique du Québec, Millaire became prominent on the Quebec theatre scene. He was particularly noted in performances in Alfred de Musset's Lorenzaccio, Molière's Tartuffe and Dom Juan, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Roch Carrier's La céleste bicyclette.
Millaire has worked behind the scenes at Montreal's Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde, and has acted and directed in English at the Stratford Festival of Canada. His notable performances on television include such historical figures as Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as well a noted stage performance as Louis Riel.
He has been chairman of the Académie québécoise de théâtre and the Canadian Council on the Status of the Artist.
Awards and recognition
- Officer, Order of Canada, 1989
- Companion, Order of Canada, 2001
- Knight, National Order of Quebec
- Recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, 2006
- "Albert Millaire biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 10 February 2015.