Charles Berling is a French actor, director, scenario writer and producer born on April 30, 1958 in Saint-Mandé in Val de Marne (France).
Son of a marine physician, he is also the nephew of the literary critic Raymond Picard. His mother, Nadia, "only daughter of (French) settlers in Morocco" was born in Meknes (Morocco); she died in 2004.
When he was two years old he left Paris for Brest, then Toulon, then, at seven, Tahiti.
He studied acting at the Belgian university INSAS, in Brussels. He is the father of the actor Émile Berling.