Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967) is a French director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and actor. Kassovitz is also the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company.
Kassovitz was born in Paris, the son of Chantal Rémy, a film editor, and Peter Kassovitz, a director and writer. His mother is French and Catholic and his father is a Hungarian Jew who left Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (Mathieu Kassovitz has described himself as "not Jewish but I was brought up in a world of Jewish humor").
Kassovitz was married to French ex-actress Julie Mauduech, whom he directed and acted alongside in his 1993 film Métisse (Café au lait, English title) and who made a brief appearance in La Haine (during the scene in the Parisian art gallery). They have a daughter, Carmen. Mauduech is now a costume designer for films.