Raphaël Quenard


Born in 1991, Raphaël Quenard is a French actor and producer from Échirolles, a suburb south of Grenoble. Prior to his acting career, Quenard pursued a science-oriented academic path, earning a degree from the Paris Technical Institute of Chemistry, PSL University, in 2014. After six months working as a parliamentary assistant to Bernadette Laclais, deputy for Savoie’s 4th constituency, Raphaël Quenard joined Jean-Laurent Cochet’s drama class in Paris. Between 2019 and 2022, the young actor began to make a name for himself through appearances in short films and TV series, but the real turning point in his career came when he landed the starring role in Élie Girard’s short film Les Mauvais Garçons, which won the César for best fiction short film. From then on, his career took on new heights. In 2023, his performances in Jean-Baptiste Durand’s feature-length debut film Junkyard Dog, and Quentin Dupieux’s Yannick, won him international recognition and numerous accolades, including three nominations at the César Awards and a win for Best Male Revelation.