Didier Bourdon Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

French actor, screenwriter, director, composer, film producer and occasional singer, Didier Bourdon was born on January 22, 1959 in Algiers (Algeria). The actor began his career at the café-théâtre in 1982, then created the comic trio Les Inconnus with Pascal Légitimus and Bernard Campan, notably with the television series La Télé des Inconnus, which enjoyed immense success in the 90s.

Since this decade, Didier Bourdon has multiplied projects on screen, on TV, and in the theatre, mainly in the register of comedy, with or without his comrades from Les Inconnus.


Didier Bourdon was born on January 22, 1959 in Algiers to a father who worked for EDF and a mother who stayed at home. He has an older brother and a younger sister.

Many Pieds-noir families were repatriated to France in 1962, including the Bourdon family. After having lived in Paris, Mulhouse, Biarritz and Saint-Germain-en-Laye following the professional transfers of Didier Bourdon’s father, he ended up settling in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

His college friends staged a play by Courteline when he was 11 years old in 1970. At 20, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in 1979 (class of 1981) with Christophe Lambert as classmate 3.

Settled in Paris in 1982, he made his debut at the Petit Théâtre de Bouvard. The meeting was where he met Bernard Campan, Pascal Légitimus, Smain, as well as Seymour Brussel. A trio of “Inconnus” was formed between 1986 and 1988, consecrated in 1991 by Molière du rire.

His immense critical and commercial success was confirmed on the big screen in Les Trois Frères, which he co-directed with Bernard Campan and won the César for best first film. In 1997, they released Le Pari; in 2000 they released The Extraterrestrial; and in 2001, they released Les Trois Frères.

Three Brothers poster

Three Brothers Poster

Physical appearance

  • Height: 5 ft 12 in / 182 cm
  • Weight: 209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Eye colour: Brown
  • Hair color: Brown

Didier Bourdon

Family and ethnicity

Father, mother and siblings

Didier Bourdon’s father worked at EDF and his mother was a housewife. He has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister.

Relationships/Affairs, Wife, Children

His wife is Marie-Sandra Badini Duran. The couple have two children, Clélia Bourdon and Olivier Bourdon.

Didier Bourdon with his wife, Marie Sandra Badini Duran

Didier Bourdon with his wife, Marie-Sandra Badini Duran


Solo artist career (2000s)

In this year of emancipation, he played Louis XV in Fanfan la Tulipe, a swashbuckling comedy by Gérard Krawczyk, before performing and directing Seven Years of Marriage, a comedy about a couple, whom he shares with Catherine Frot.

If in 2005 his satire Vive la vie, by Yves Fajnberg, went unnoticed, his contribution to the staging of Madame Irma, where he plays a licensed businessman who turned to clairvoyance, won a lively success. The same year, he appeared in the country comedy-drama A Great Year, directed by Ridley Scott.

Madam Irma

Madam Irma

He failed with the film, the Final Bouquet in 2008. From then on, he tried to return to comedy about the couple in 2009 with Bambou, which he directed and shared this time with Anne Consigny. The film, however, did not do well critically or commercially.

On June 13, 2005, he released a song dedicated to freedom of expression, entitled On peuplu rien dire.

Diversification followed by reunion (2012–2014)

He moved away from the sets for a while, to return in 2012 to participate in an offbeat musical comedy broadcast by Arte, “Like an air on the highway”. Surprisingly, he also accepts a dramatic role, that of an exhausted executive in the TV movie ’15 Jours Ailleurs’ by Didier Bivel. Chemla is his partner in the film.

The poster of 15 Days Elsewhere

The poster of 15 Days Elsewhere

She was given the role of Jacky in “Royaume des Filles” from Riad Sattouf’s second feature film. His release was scheduled for 2014. But this year was especially marked by his reunion with Bernard Campan and Pascal Légitimus for Les Trois Frères: le retour. He turned down an offer to appear in the low-budget comedy “Babysitting” to star in this sequel to their 1995 hit.

The same year, he also played the main male role in a TV movie, Le Voyage de Monsieur Perrichon, a play by Eugène Labiche adapted by Éric Lavaine. Finally, he appeared in a short film for Amnesty International on the prevention of domestic violence.

Acting in supporting roles for popular comedies (since 2015)

He then chose to play supporting roles in popular comedies: in 2015, he appeared in a remake of Un village almost perfect, by Stéphane Meunier, and in ‘Suite de Profs’, by Pierre-François Martin-Laval. He was also a member of Alexandra Leclere’s Grand Partage choir.

Philippe Lacheau was his first collaboration with a writer-director-actor, and Alibi.com was a great success. In addition, he returned to parody for the needs of Lionel Steketee’s “New Adventures of Cinderella”, which did not experience either critical or commercial success.

Towards the end of the year, he embarked on two very different projects: he returned to the theater in Romain Gary’s adaptation of La Promise à l’aube, directed by Éric Barbier. In the film, he adds a beneficial comic dimension to his character. He then tried his hand at comedy again, this time under the direction of Alexandra Leclère, for a feature film entitled ‘Garde alternée’ in which he had Valérie Bonneton as his wife and Isabelle Carré as his mistress. The film had mixed results.

Her 2017 television role was in the TV movie ‘Death in the Soul’, a psychological thriller directed by Xavier Durringer.

He also counted on Philippe Lacheau: in 2019, he offered him the reply in the adaptation of ‘Nicky Larson and Cupid’s Perfume’.

He appeared in the clip of the singer-rapper Soprano: Near the stars.

At the same time, he announces the release of an album of humorous songs on June 11: Le Bourdon.


  • The Three Brothers: César for best first film
  • Madame Irma: Grand Jury Prize – Sarlat Film Festival
  • Grand Prize of the Monte-Carlo European Film Festival
  • Best Actor Award at the Cosne sur Loire Festival
  • 15 Days Elsewhere: Best Actor Award at the 2013 Luchon Television Film Festival


Didier Bourdon

Autograph of Didier Bourdon

Net value

Didier Bourdon net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.


  • He first rose to prominence in France when his comedy trio Les Inconnus, which he formed with Bernard Campan and Pascal Légitimus, became hugely popular in the 1990s.
    The Strangers poster

    The Strangers poster

  • The zodiac sign of Didier Bourdon is Aquarius.

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