Biolay at the Casino de Paris, 2011
(m. 2002; div. 2005)
|Vanessa Paradis (2012-2015) |
Anna Mouglalis (2015)
Benjamin Biolay (French pronunciation: [b.?a.m bjo.l?]; 20 January 1973) is a French singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record producer. He is the brother of singer Coralie Clément--whose two albums he wrote and produced--and the ex-husband of Chiara Mastroianni, the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni.
His low-key vocal style is somewhat similar to French pop star Étienne Daho. With the singer Keren Ann, whose first two albums he co-wrote and produced, he contributed several songs to Chambre avec Vue, the successful comeback album of singer Henri Salvador, and has since worked as a writer, arranger or producer for other icons of French music, including Juliette Gréco, Julien Clerc, Françoise Hardy and Vanessa Paradis.
He wrote or performed most of the songs on the 2004 soundtrack to Clara et Moi by Arnaud Viard, and released the album Home with his wife the same year. After two more rock oriented albums in 2005 and 2007 he was dropped by his record company and began working on his first independent release, La Superbe, released on Naïve records in 2009. This was followed by the soundtrack album Pourquoi tu pleures in 2011 and Vengeance in 2012.
Benjamin was married to actress and singer Chiara Mastroianni from 2002 to 2005; they have a daughter, Anna, born 22 April 2003.
|2011||Pourquoi tu pleures?||38||-||54||-||-||-|
|2008||"Qu'est ce que ça peut faire?"||-||-||14|
|"Si tu suis mon regard"||-||-||32|
|"Pas la forme"||-||-||25|
|2012||"Aime mon amour"||60||39||-|
(feat. Vanessa Paradis)
|"Ne regrette rien"
|2014||"Ton héritage" (rerelease)||80||-||-|
|"Pas besoin de permis"
(with Vanessa Paradis)
(with Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas)
|2003||"L'hymne à l'amour"
(Aznavour, Boulay, Eicher, Biolay, Macias,
Maurane, Foly, Fontaine, Mami, Leroy,
Pagny & Badi)
|2008||Stella||Stella's father||Nominated--César Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2010||The Pack||The Spack's son|
|2013||Under the Rainbow||Maxime Wolf|
|2014||The Easy Way Out||Gérard|
|2015||The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun||Michel Caravaille|
|Fleur de tonnerre||Mathieu Verron|
|2017||Number One||Marc Ronsin|
|2017||Memoir of War||2020||The Eddy|