Pierre Niney

Pierre Niney

Niney in 2016
Born (1989-03-13) 13 March 1989
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Pierre Niney (born 13 March 1989) is a French actor. He made his acting debut in the two-part television miniseries La dame d'Izieu in 2007, followed by films such as LOL (Laughing Out Loud), The Army of Crime, Romantics Anonymous and Comme des frères. In October 2010, at age 21, he became the youngest member of the Comédie-Française.[1] In 2014, Niney starred as fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic of the same name, for which he won a César Award for Best Actor.[2][3]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Consolation, LaLa Consolation François Short film
2008 Nos 18 ans Loïc
2008 LOL (Laughing Out Loud) Julien
2009 Army of Crime, TheThe Army of Crime Henri Keltekian
2009 Réfractaire Armand
2009 Folie douce Arnaud Television film
2010 L'autre monde Yann
2010 Diamants de la victoire, LesLes Diamants de la victoire Boivin de Bièvre Television film
2010 Romantics Anonymous Ludo
2010 fonte des glaces, LaLa fonte des glaces Gabriel Short film
2011 Snows of Kilimanjaro, TheThe Snows of Kilimanjaro Waiter
2011 18 Years Old and Rising Primo Bramsi Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
2012 Comme des frères Maxime Nominated – César Award for Most Promising Actor
Nominated—Lumières Award for Most Promising Actor
2013 It Boy Balthazar Apfel Cabourg Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2014 Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent César Award for Best Actor
Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Actor
2015 A Perfect Man Mathieu Vasseur
2015 Inside Out Fear French voice
2016 Altamira Paul Ratier
2016 Five Samuel
2016 Frantz Adrien
2016 The Odyssey Philippe Cousteau


Year Title Role Notes
2007 dame d'Izieu, LaLa dame d'Izieu Théo Reis Miniseries; 2 episodes
2010 Marion Mazzano Yann Vérac Main cast; 6 episodes
2013 Casting(s) Himself Main cast; also co-creater and writer

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2012 César Award Most Promising Actor J'aime regarder les filles Nominated
2013 César Award Most Promising Actor Comme des frères Nominated
Lumières Award Most Promising Actor Nominated
2015 Lumières Award Best Actor Yves Saint Laurent Nominated
César Award Best Actor Won
Globes de Cristal Award Best Actor Won


  1. Simon, Nathalie; Lutaud, Lena (26 November 2012). "Pierre Niney, le jeune premier qui ira loin". Le Figaro (in French). Dassault Group. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. Sowray, Bibby (8 January 2014). "Pierre Berge's praise for YSL biopic". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. "Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
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