Originally a literature major, Christian Lagadec decided to take up acting eight years after getting off the plane from his native France. He figured that living through a second language was a bit of a daily performance and thought that starting an acting career was a logical step.

If asked “Have you always wanted to be an actor?” he can only tell you that maybe he has, although as a child he knew he also wanted to be a waiter, a bartender, a park ranger, a secret agent, a sociopath, a sculptor, an athlete, a cartoonist, a writer, a knight, a pianist, a singer, a dancer, a victim, a magician, a physicist, a thief, a teacher, a therapist, and a translator.

Everything considered, he chose acting as a professional shortcut.