Marc-André Grondin displayed range and intensity in each of the varied roles that he played, most notably in complex dramas such as "C. R.A.Z.Y." (2005) and the mind-bending thriller "5150 Rue des Ormes" (2009). He was born on March 11, 1984 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Grondin started acting at age three, appearing in a commercial for Minute Maid orange juice before landing small parts on television serials such as "Ma sœur, mon amour" (Cinéma Libre, 1992) and "Les super mamies" (2002) in his native country. Grondin's breakthrough role was in the critically acclaimed family drama "C.R.A.Z.Y.," in which he portrayed a young gay man dealing with homophobia while growing up with a strict father in 1970s Quebec. The part earned him a Jutra award for Best Actor the following year. Grondin then had a recurring role on the drama series "Nos étés" (Groupe TVA, 2005-08), followed by starring roles in feature films such as "The Beautiful Beast" (2006), "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" (2008), and the comedy "Bouquet final" (2008). In 2009, Grondin delivered a memorable performance in the psychological thriller "5150 Rue des Ormes" ("5150 Elm's Way"), based on a 1994 novel of the same name by Patrick Senécal. He played a young man who unwittingly becomes a literal pawn on the board of a demented chess master (Normand D'Amour). Grondin also received praise for his earnest portrayal of a notorious French serial impostor in "The Chameleon" (2010).