Marc-Andre Grondin was steeped in the audiovisual universe from a very young age. At 3, he was already appearing in TV spots. His father, Denis Grondin was a renowned radio commentator. Marc-Andre had a double penchant for music and acting, pursing both and mixing television and film appearances.
At 7, he obtained his first part in a feature film entitled Nelligan (1991) by Robert Favreau. The child star went from role to role where his angel-like features were coveted for many different Quebecois productions. In 1992, he had a role in "Gaetan et Rachel en toute innocence" (aka: "Ma soeur, mon amour") directed by Suzy Cohen. The film was released in France 16 years later (May 2002). He plays in Marquise Lepage's "La Fête des rois" (1994), and Alain in the dramatic comedy "La Fenêtre" (1992) by Monique Champagne.
The public became acquainted with Marc-Andre Grondin in the audience and critical success of C.R.A.Z.Y. (released in France in 2006). This first important role had him incarnate Zachary Beaulieu, a teenager and big fan of Rock n' Roll, especially David Bowie, who had problems finding his place among his four brothers, dominant father and god-fearing loving mother. This young man in an identity crisis fit Grondin like a glove; his talent was rewarded with two Best Actor prizes from the Jutra Awards (Montreal) and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Furthermore, he wrote one of the songs from the soundtrack of C.R.A.Z.Y. The young Quebecois actor and director Jean-Marc Vallee had previously worked together on the short film "Les Fleurs magiques" (1995) in which he was a DJ whose home life was that of violent disputes between an alcoholic father and conciliating mother.
Marc-Andre has since been working on both sides of the Atlantic, in Canada in "The Beautiful Beast" (Karim Hussain), and in France in Remi Bezançon's second film (after "Love Is in the Air") "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" starring Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman and Deborah François. And again opposite Didier Bourdon, Berenice Bejo and Gerard Depardieu in the first feature by Michel Delgado, "Final Arrangements".
In 2008, his career took yet another twist when Steven Soderbergh cast him to play Regis Debray in "Che - Part 2: Guerrilla", presented in the Official Selection at Cannes 2008 and for which Benicio Del Toro won the Best Actor Award for his performance as Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Marc-Andre Grondin then had a lead role in Jean-Paul Salome's, "Le Caméléon", recounting the true story of Frederic Bourdin.