Who is Lambert Wilson?

Lambert Wilson is a renowned French actor. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Lambert Wilson is known for his work in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections. In addition, Lambert Wilson appeared in the 1977 American film Julia, and he made his feature film debut at the age of 22 in the 1981 film Five Days One Summer. A fluent English speaker, Lambert Wilson is also a singer and activist.

Lambert Wilson
Lambert Wilson Biography

Lambert Wilson quick facts

Full nameLambert Wilson
BirthdayAugust 3, 1958
Age64 years old
Sun signLeo
TraitsPositive: Loyal, kind, and confident
Negative: Self-centered, lazy, and possessive
BirthplaceNeuilly-sur-Seine, France
Currently residingUSA
NationalityFrench
EthnicityHalf Irish and Half French
EducationHe studied acting at the Drama Centre London.
ParentsGeorges Wilson (father)
Nicole Mulon Wilson (mother)
SiblingsJean-Marie Wilson (brother)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseUpdating soon
ChildrenNone
ProfessionActor
Net worthUSD 1 million (approx.)
Social mediaLambert Wilson Twitter

Fun Facts

  • Lambert Wilson is the son of French film and Tv actor Georges Wilson.
  • He attended London’s Drama Centre from September 1975 to December 1977. He quit his acting course midway to prepare for his professional theatrical debut.
  • Lambert Wilson is also a singer. He has recorded two albums called “Musicals” and “Demon e & Merveilles”.
  • Wilson is completely fluent in English. For his role of The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Wilson had to exaggerate his French accent. In fact, many fans were surprised upon meeting him and finding out that his accent is much less pronounced in real life.
  • After playing the role of The Merovingian in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the Ediety tie knot became widely popular. It is now, commonly known as “The Merovingian”.

Lambert Wilson Bio/wiki

Birthday and personality traits

Lambert Wilson was born on August 3, 1958. He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Since Wilson was born on August 3, his horoscope is Leo. People having this zodiac sign are known for their smart, caring, and honest nature. However, they also tend to be impatient, short-tempered, and overly competitive at times.

Lambert Wilson Height and Appearance

Lambert Wilson is not only recognized for his acting abilities but is also known for his undeniable good looks. The French actor stands tall at an impressive height of 6 feet and 2 inches.

In addition to this, Lambert Wilson has beautiful green-colored eyes. The Hiver 54 actor has gray hair and he usually likes to maintain some facial hair.

Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religion

Since Lambert Wilson was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France, his nationality is French. When it comes to his ethnicity, Wilson is half Irish and half French.

Although Lambert Wilson describes himself as someone not particularly religious, the actor became deeply interested in religion after appearing in the Cannes Grand Prix-winning film Des Hommes et des Dieux. Based on real-life events, the film revolves around the mysterious kidnapping and beheading of seven monks in 1996.

Early life and Family

Lambert Wilson is the son of prolific French film and Tv actor Georges Wilson. Georges Wilson was a César Award-nominated and a BAFTA Film Award-nominated actor. He is known for his work in films such Fruits of Passion, Portrait of a Woman, Nude, A Captain’s Honor, Itinéraire bis, Tangos, the Exile of Gardel, and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One.

Lambert Wilson’s father, Georges Wilson, was the theatrical manager and director of the Théâtre National Populaire. He passed away at the age of 88 in Rambouillet in 2010. Lambert Wilson’s mother is former photo model Nicole Mulon. Lambert Wilson has a brother named Jean-Marie Wilson when it comes to siblings.

Even though Lambert Wilson’s father was an actor, he never forced his son to pursue a career in acting. In fact, Lambert Wilson himself wasn’t much interested in the French theatre scene.

Despite his celebrity status, Georges Wilson, in order to protect his wife and children’s privacy from the paparazzi, used to tell the journalists that he lived alone. As a result, Lambert Wilson enjoyed a normal childhood.

Quite early on in his life, Lambert Wilson decided that instead of just limiting himself in the world of French cinema, he would become an “American actor” and try his luck in Hollywood. Since his mother tongue was French, Lambert Wilson studied acting at the Drama Centre London to improve his acting skills and become fluent in English, but he quit his acting course midway to prepare for his professional theatrical debut.

Relationships and Dating History

Lambert Wilson is a married man. However, the actor has not disclosed much about his wife. Despite this, Wilson’s wife has made several public appearances alongside her famous husband.

The happy pair made headlines when they attended the “Plaidoiries” Theater Play at “Le Comedia – Theatre Libre” on December 06, 2018, held in Paris, France. Although Wilson has managed to keep information about his married life under wraps, it is rumored that the popular actor and his less famous wife were in a serious relationship for several years.

After enjoying a long-term partnership, the couple got hitched in an intimate morning ceremony at a secret location. The pair exchanged wedding vows in the presence of close friends and family members. Shortly after the wedding, Wilson was spotted flaunting his wedding ring.

Career path of Lambert Wilson

Lambert Wilson Filmography:

YearTitleRoleDirector
1977JuliaWalter FranzFred Zinnemann
1978Gaston PhébusYvainBernard Borderie
1979The Gendarme and the Extra-TerrestrialsAn alienJean Girault
1979New GenerationJean-CharlesJean-Pierre Lowf Legoff
1979Lady OscarCocky soldierJacques Demy
1979From Hell to VictoryPatriceUmberto Lenzi
1980Cinéma 16: Les filles d’AdamGilbertÉric Le Hung
1980Au feu le préfetPatrick CallaghanAlain Boudet
1980L’Inconnue d’ArrasThe grandfatherRaymond Rouleau
1981Quatre femmes, quatre vies: La Maison bleueJean-Paul TaillandierRobert Mazoyer
1981La dernière nuitThe assistant executionerDidier Decoin
1981Chanel SolitaireGeorge Kaczender
1981Histoire contemporaineHenri de BrèceMichel Boisrond
1981The Trojan War Will Not Take PlaceParisRaymond Rouleau
1982Five Days One SummerJohann BiariFred Zinnemann
1982La Boum 2Félix MaréchalClaude Pinoteau
1983“Sahara_(1983_film)”Sheikh Ahmed Al JaffarAndrew V. McLaglen
1983La CaravaneÉricRoger Gillioz
1984The Blood of OthersPaulClaude Chabrol
1984The Public WomanMilan MliskaAndrzej Żuławski
1985Rendez-vousQuentinAndré Téchiné
1985L’Homme aux yeux d’argent VillainPierre Granier-Deferre
1985Red KissStéphaneVéra Belmont
1985AbandonsPierre-Jean de San Bartolomé
1986Bleu comme l’enferNedYves Boisset
1986Corps et biensMichel SauvageBenoît Jacquot
1986La StoriaCarlo Vivaldi / Davide SegreLuigi Comencini
1986La Forêt noireBéatrice Jalbert
1987The Belly of an ArchitectCaspasian SpecklerPeter Greenaway
1988The PossessedNikolaj StavroginAndrzej Wajda
1988Chouans!Tarquin LarmorPhilippe de Broca
1988El DoradoPedro de UrsúaCarlos Saura
1988Margot et le voleur d’enfantsMichèle Reiser
1989La VouivreArsène MuselierGeorges Wilson
1989Suivez cet avionRémi CerneauxPatrice Ambard
1989Hiver 54, l’abbé PierreAbbé PierreDenis Amar
1991Un homme et deux femmesDoctor Paul BaudoinValérie Stroh
1991ShuttlecockJohn PrentisAndrew Piddington
1992StrangersThe GuyJoan Tewkesbury
1992Warsaw – Year 5703AlekJanusz Kijowski
1992FrankensteinDr. Henry ClervalDavid Wickes
1993L’Instinct de l’angeHenryRichard Dembo
1994Une qui prometFerdinandMarianne Lamour
1994Les Caprices de MarianneOctaveJean-Daniel Verhaeghe
1994Rage and Outrage: The Dreyfus AffairRaoul Sangla
1995Jefferson in ParisMarquis de LafayetteJames Ivory
1995Pour une vie ou deuxNoël GregorioMarc Angelo
1996Les Caprices d’un fleuveMonsieur de la MalèneBernard Giraudeau
1996Le Secret d’IrisPierrotÉlisabeth Rappeneau
1996The Leading ManFelix WebbJohn Duigan
1997MarquiseJean RacineVéra Belmont
1997Same Old SongMarc DuveyrierAlain Resnais
1997Quand le chat souritSabine Azéma
1998Too Much (Little) LovePaulJacques Doillon
1999The Last SeptemberHugo MontmorencyDeborah Warner
2000Don QuixoteDukePeter Yates
2000Jet SetArthus de PoulignacFabien Onteniente
2000Love Torn in a DreamSebatolRaúl Ruiz
2000Les globulyssVoice
2001HS – hors serviceFrancisJean-Paul Lilienfeld
2001Far from ChinaJean-PierreC. S. Leigh
2001Le divin enfantFather Marc AubrayStéphane Clavier
2002Les tombalesJosephChristophe Barratier
2003It’s Easier for a Camel…AurelioValeria Bruni Tedeschi
2003The Matrix ReloadedThe MerovingianThe Wachowskis
2003Enter the MatrixThe Merovingian (voice)The Wachowskis
2003DédalesBrennacRené Manzor
2003The Matrix RevolutionsThe MerovingianThe Wachowskis
2003TimelineLord ArnautRichard Donner
2003Not on the LipsEric ThomsonAlain Resnais
2004Colette, une femme libreHenry de JouvenelNadine Trintignant
2004PeopleBrother ArthusFabien Onteniente
2004CatwomanGeorge HedarePitof
2005The Matrix OnlineThe Merovingian (voice)The Wachowskis
Nathan Hendrickson
2005SaharaYves MassardeBreck Eisner
2005Mort à l’écranDaniel BrullmannAlexis Ferrebeuf
2005Good GirlPhilippeSophie Fillières
2005L’AnniversaireRaphaëlDiane Kurys
2005Palais royal!Prince ArnaudValérie Lemercier
2006Private Fears in Public PlacesDanAlain Resnais
2007FlawlessFinchMichael Radford
2007Go West! A Lucky Luke AdventureLucky Luke (voice)Olivier Jean-Marie
2008Dante 01Saint-GeorgesFrench
2008The Great AlibiPierre CollierPascal Bonitzer
2008Comme les autresEmmanuel François Xavier BernierVincent Garenq
2008Babylon A.D.Dr. Arthur DarquandierMathieu Kassovitz
2008The Lazarus ProjectAveryJohn Glenn
2009The PhilanthropistYves MoehringerDuane Clark
2009VictorJérôme CourcelleThomas Gilou
2010Imogène McCartherySamuel TylerAlexandre Charlot
Franck Magnier
2010The Princess of MontpensierFrançois de ChabannesBertrand Tavernier
2010Of Gods and MenChristianXavier Beauvois
2012Blind ManNarvikFrench
2012HOUBA! On the Trail of the MarsupilamiGeneral PocheroAlain Chabat
2012You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetLambert WilsonAlain Resnais
2012Ernest & CelestineErnest (voice)Stéphane Aubier
Vincent Patar
Benjamin Renner
2012The Hollow CrownCharles, King of FranceThea Sharrock
2013Bicycling with MolièreGauthier ValencePhilippe Le Guay
2013ManipulationsFranck BarrotLaurent Herbiet
2013ReWinedThe ProfessorFerdinando Vicentini Orgnani
2014BarbecueAntoine ChevalierÉric Lavaine
20145 to 7Valéry PierpontVictor Levin
2014The NostalgistThe ManGiacomo Cimini
2014PosthumousDaniel S. VolpeLulu Wang
2015Suite FrançaiseViscount de MontmortSaul Dibb
2015Sins of a FatherAndrew Piddington
2015Rabid DogsThe FatherÉric Hannezo
2016The OdysseyJacques-Yves CousteauJérôme Salle
2016One Man and His CowPhilippeMohamed Hamidi
2016The Jungle BookBaloo (voice in French dub)Jon Favreau
2016Tout de suite maintenantBarsacPascal Bonitzer
2016The ConfessionsRoché’s loverRoberto Andò
2017Baby BumpsMarcNoémie Saglio
2017CorporateStéphane FroncartNicolas Silhol
2017The Royal ExchangePhilippe VMarc Dugain
2018Au bout des doigts (In Your Hands)Pierre GeithnerLudovic Bernard
2018VolontaireRivièreHélène Fillières
2019The TranslatorsÉric Angstrom
2020BenedettaThe NuncioPaul Verhoeven
2020De GaulleCharles De GaulleGabriel Le Bomin
2021The Matrix 4The MerovingianLana Wachowski
TBAMrs. Harris Goes to ParisMarquis de Chassagne

Lambert Wilson Awards and nominations:

César Awards, France

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
2021Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)De Gaulle (2020)Nominated
2011Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)Des hommes et des dieux (2010)Nominated
2001Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)Jet Set (2000)Nominated
1998Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)On connaît la chanson (1997)Nominated
1990Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)Hiver 54, l’abbé Pierre (1989)Nominated
1986Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)Rendez-vous (1985)Nominated
1985Best Supporting Actor (Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle)La femme publique (1984)Nominated

Lambert Wilson Globes de Cristal Awards, France

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
2017Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)L’odyssée (2016)Nominated

Lambert Wilson Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

YearCategoryStatus
2015European Silver RibbonWinner

Lumiere Awards, France

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
2007Best Actor (Meilleur comédien)Coeurs (2006)Nominated

Lambert Wilson Monte-Carlo TV Festival

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
2013Television Films – Best Performance by an ActorManipulations (2012)Nominated

Lambert Wilson Prix Jean Gabin

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
1990Prix Jean GabinHiver 54, l’abbé Pierre (1989)Winner

Razzie Awards

YearCategoryNominated WorkStatus
2005Worst Supporting ActorCatwoman (2004)Nominated

Lambert Wilson Charitable Work and Activism

Wilson Lambert is passionate about environmental protection. The actor supports Greenpeace and Agir pour l’Environnement.

In April 2013, Wilson was invited by United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti to assist with several UN-backed environment and cultural programs. In early 2018, Wilson worked with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in communications to end world hunger and poverty.

Continuing his commitment to eradicating hunger and poverty, the actor has also been long associated with the Fondation Abbé-Pierre and the Mouvement Emmaüs in France. Likewise, Wilson is an ambassador for Les Toiles Enchantées.

He is Chevalier and Officier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier and Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. In 2017, President Emmanuel Macron raised him to Commandeur de l’Ordre du Mérite.

Lambert Wilson Net Worth, Lifestyle, and Income

Owing to his successful career as an actor and singer, Lambert Wilson has accumulated quite an impressive net worth. The French actor has a remarkable net worth ranging between USD 500,000 to USD1 million as of 2021. Due to such astounding net worth, there is no doubt that Lambert Wilson leads quite a luxurious lifestyle.

Social Media

Lambert Wilson Twitter

On Twitter, Lambert Wilson is active under the username @LWILSONOFF. The Same Old Song actor joined the social networking site in September 2015. Wilson has 2,853 followers on Twitter. However, he follows only 26 accounts.

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