Marc-André Grondin took the movie world by storm with his heart-wrenching performance as the troubled son in the acclaimed coming-of-age film C.R.A.Z.Y..
Having developed a great friendship with director Jean-Marc Vallée - who had cast him almost 12 years ago in his short film Les Fleurs Magiques, Grondin landed his pivotal role in C.R.A.Z.Y., for which he earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Lead Actor, won the Best Canadian Lead Actor at the Vancouver Film Critic Circle Awards, and Best Lead Actor at the Jutra Awards (Quebec Film Awards).
In 2009, Grondin made history in becoming the first Canadian actor to win the prestigious César Award (France’s Academy Awards) for Best Male Newcomer for the film The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.
Marc-André recently starred in the hockey comedy, Goon, opposite Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott and Liev Schreiber. He also starred in the lead role of the French Canadian film, L’Affaire Dumont, which opened in Québec this past September to which his performance garnered him critical praise. He also plays the title role in the French film L'Homme qui rit (The Man who Laughs) opposite Gérard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Seigner which was selected as this year’s Closing Film at the Venice Film Festival.
He can next be seen in the French Canadian indie Vic et Flo ont vu un ours directed by Denis Cote. The film made it’s world premiere at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival and won the Silver Bear Award.
He continues to reside in Montreal, Quebec.