Born in Paris in 1987, Niels Schneider first followed a theatrical training before getting in 2008 his very first role in cinema in the drama Everything Is Fine by Yves-Christian Fournier.
The following year he played in Canada, in the debut feature of Xavier Dolan, I Killed My Mother. In 2010 he collaborated a second time with the Canadian director Xavier Dolan in Heartbeats. For this movie, he won the Trophée Chopard Award for Male Revelation of the Year at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Since 2013, he played in several movies : You and the night, Disorders, Black Diamond and Sleeping Beauty by Ado Arrietta which premiere this year at Entrevues.