Kacey Mottet Klein



“To be a good actor, you have to feed on the per­son­al­i­ty of oth­ers, enrich your­self by watch­ing oth­ers, feed on others.”

Born in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land, to an Amer­i­can father and a French moth­er, Kacey Mot­tet Klein began his act­ing career at only 7. Dis­cov­ered dur­ing an open cast­ing call, he gave his first per­for­mance on the big screen along­side Isabelle Hup­pert in Ursu­la Meier’s Home (2008), earn­ing Best Emerg­ing Actor Award at the Swiss Film Prize 2009. The fol­low­ing year, he played young Serge Gains­bourg in Joann Sfar’s Gains­bourg: A Hero­ic Life. He then act­ed in over ten films and gar­nered numer­ous awards, includ­ing two César Award nom­i­na­tions for Most Promis­ing Actor: in 2013 for Ursu­la Meier’s Sis­ter, and in 2017 for André Téchiné’s Being 17. He will be seen next in Audrey Diwan’s fea­ture film Hap­pen­ing which was select­ed this year in com­pe­ti­tion at the Venice Biennale.

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