Who is Pauline Chalamet? Yes, Timothée's sister is also an actor

You know her superstar brother, but Pauline Chalamet is plenty worthy of your attention, too

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You know her brother, but who is Pauline Chalamet?

The actress is reprising her role as Kimberly in season two of The Sex Lives of College Girls, Mindy Kaling's big-sis equivalent to Never Have I Ever. While on campus, the reserved Kimberly is gearing up to participate in her cohort's "striptacular" extracurricular activities, particularly at Omega Pi’s Winter Underland.  

Behind the camera, though Pauline Chalamet's adventures are just getting started.

Who is Pauline Chalamet, 'The Sex Lives of College Girls' star?

The French-American actor (and, yes, Timothée Chalamet's older sister) has creativity flowing in her bloodstream. 

Having grown up in an artist colony in New York City, she went on to attend the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and Bard College. But if you asked her if she was drawn to follow her brother's footsteps...well, she wasn't entirely certain. 

"I did and I didn't, I went about it in many different ways," Chalamet revealed to Julie Bowen on Ellen (opens in new tab) about her start in acting. "I had a long path to getting where I am." 

Consider it one of her many titles. Pauline, a writer, former ballet dancer and piano player—to name just a few—has had many other creative experiences at her ripe age of 30. 

"I was a copy editor. I loved it. I love grammar. I’m obsessed. I was a bartender. I worked in a café. I was a dog walker. I was a babysitter. I was a tutor," she told Harper's Bazaar (opens in new tab). "Once I was asked to half-babysit, half-bartend. The parents were like, 'Set up all the alcohol there on that table, you can bartend, but also watch these eight kids running around.'"

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Though she landed roles in French shorts such as Entre Deux and En Ville, her American debut role was alongside Saturday Night Live funnyman Pete Davidson in The King of Staten Island. Then, she landed the role of Kimberly in Kaling's buzzy HBO Max series. Despite what the name suggests, Pauline told Harper's Bazaar that the show is not just focused on college hookups. 

"It’s about everything that happens before, after, and because of it [sex]. For so long, shows that deal with sexuality—especially female sexuality—have been about what happens under the sheets. So if there’s a gap the show is trying to fill, it’s being about more than that," she said. 

And yes, she's gotten her baby brother's approval...but don't expect her to watch the series alongside her family any time soon. 

"My brother loves it," the actress told E! News (opens in new tab). "You'll have to get the story from him, because I believe he did watch it with one of my parents. So that is that."

Pauline Chalamet age: how old is she?

Born on January 25, 1992, Pauline is 30 years old, four years older than her famous bro. (That also makes her an Aquarius.)

Pauline Chalamet boyfriend: is she dating anyone?

Sources say that Pauline is not currently seeing anyone, but perhaps the actor is just keeping her love life under wraps and out of the spotlight—and understandably so.

Pauline Chalamet movies and TV shows

Per IMDB (opens in new tab), Pauline Chalamet is currently working on two projects—a short titled After Dark and a film, What Doesn't Float, both of which ask the actor to return to her New York roots. 

Kimberly has reeled us in on The Sex Lives of College Girls—anything Pauline does next, you can guarantee we'll be watching.

See Pauline Chalamet in The Sex Lives of College Girls, hitting HBO Max on November 17, with two episodes airing weekly until the finale on December 15.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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