Pierre Coffin - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Pierre Coffin
Profession: Animator, Voice actor
Best Known For: Despicable Me (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 15, 1967 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin
Birth Place: France
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Yves Coffin
Mother's Name: Nh. Dini
Siblings: 1

Marie-Claire Lintang (sister)

University: Gobelins animation school
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (French, Indonesian)
Nationality: French


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2


Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Dark Brown
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Who is Pierre Coffin?

Pierre Coffin is an animator, voice actor, and film director by profession, and French by nationality. He is well known for co-directing Despicable Me films and voicing Minions in the franchise.

Pierre Coffin (Image: The Guardian)

Pierre Coffin – Age, Parents, Siblings

Pierre Coffin was born on 15 March 1967 in France. His full name is Pierre-Louis Padang Coffin. His mother Nh. Dini is an Indonesian novelist and his father Yves Coffin is a French diplomat. His parents raised him alongside his sibling, a sister named Marie-Claire Lintang.

Education, Ethnicity

Coffin trained at the Gobelins animation school located in Paris. Other educational details are not known. His ethnicity includes French and Indonesian.

Pierre Coffin – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Pierre Coffin is a happily married man. He has two children with his wife, a son, and a daughter. However, the date of his wedding and his wife’s name is not known. Also, details of his past relationship(s) and girlfriend(s) are not shared publicly.

Pierre Coffin with wife and children (Image: Zimbio)

Pierre Coffin – Career

Early Days

Following graduation Coffin went on to work at the 2D London-based facility Amblin. While there he worked on We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. After his short career at Amblin, he went on to work as a freelance animator in the French CGI studio Ex Machina. He eventually began to work as an animator and eventually animation supervisor for the company.

Pierre Coffin’s directorial debut was with the 1997’s Pings.

Films, Series

Over the years he has worked in the films We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993), and short films Gary's Day (2003), Home Makeover (2010), Orientation Day (2010), Banana (2010), and Brad & Gary (2011). Coffin is best known for directing the animated movies Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me 3 (2017), Minions (2015), and Minions: The Rise of Gru  (2021). He also voiced minions in the franchise.

Moreover, Pierre Coffin has also credited and directed the animated TV series Pat & Stan (2004-2010).

Pierre Coffin (Image: Super Stars Bio)

Films, Series

On the set of Despicable Me, Pierre Coffin has worked with Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, and Jack McBrayer.

Pierre Coffin – Awards, Nominations

For voicing Minions, Coffin won the Kids Family Award at the 10th Seiyu Awards.

Pierre Coffin – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Coffin is estimated at around $10 million while the rough figures on his salary are not known.

Pierre Coffin – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Pierre Coffin is absent from social media platforms Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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