Who is Jean-Marc Vallée's ex-wife? Director shared 2 children with Canadian writer

Jean-Marc is survived by his sons, Alex and Émile, whom he shares with his ex-wife Chantal Cadieux


                            Who is Jean-Marc Vallée's ex-wife? Director shared 2 children with Canadian writer
Jean-Marc Vallée and his ex-wife Chantal Cadieux (Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW, IMDB)
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Fans of Jean-Marc Vallée, the Emmy-winning Canadian writer, director, editor, and producer, who is best known for 'Big Little Lies,' 'Dallas Buyers Club,' and 'Sharp Objects,' were shocked to learn about the 58-year-old's death, the cause of which was not immediately apparent. 

According to Deadline, he passed away at his cabin outside Quebec City, Canada. Nathan Ross, his producing partner said, “Jean-Marc stood for creativity, authenticity and trying things differently. He was a true artist and a generous, loving guy. Everyone who worked with him couldn’t help but see the talent and vision he possessed. He was a friend, creative partner and an older brother to me. The maestro will sorely be missed but it comforts knowing his beautiful style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on.” Apart from his siblings Marie-Josée Vallée, Stéphane Tousignant and Gérald Vallée, Jean-Marc is is survived by his sons, Alex and Émile, whom he shares with his ex-wife Chantal Cadieux. Some of the other celebrities who died recently include Roger Michell, John Lafia, Richard Donner and Sally Ann Howes

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Director Jean-Marc Vallee attends HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

 

Who is Chantal Cadieux?

Jean-Marc Vallée dated Canadian writer Chantal Cadieux in the late 1980s. The couple got married in 1990. However, they divorced in 2006. The cause behind their divorce is not clear. Cadieux was born in Richmond and went on to receive a diploma in playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1990. She was one of a group of young authors who contributed to the show '38,' based on works by Shakespeare, at the Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui.

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Cadieux's novel 'Longueur d'ondes' received the Prix Communication-Jeunesse. She was also was awarded the Prix Yves-Sauvageau twice for her play 'Parfums divers' in 1990 and for 'Urgent besoin d'intimité' in 1991. She has also written scripts for various television series including 'Annie et ses hommes,' 'Tribu.com,' 'Hommes en quarantaine,' 'Un gars, une fille, Zap' and 'Ent'Cadieux.' She also wrote scripts for the television series 'Providence' which was nominated several times for the Prix Gémeaux.

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Vallée was born in Montreal. He studied film at the Université du Québec, after which he started making music videos and short films. He made his first feature called “Black List.” His 2005 acclaimed Quebec film, 'C.R.A.Z.Y.,' was partially based on his own life. He also directed 'The Young Victoria,' which garnered three Academy Award nominations. His other films included Cafe de Flore, “Los Locos,” a Western written by and starring Mario Van Peebles, “Loser Love” and “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Vallée's 'Dallas Buyers Club,' which won Oscars for Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey, earned him an Oscar nomination for best editing. The next year, he directed “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon. He also worked with the actress on the HBO series 'Big Little Lies,' for which he won the Emmy for directing for limited series, movies or specials. 

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