Lasse Hallström was born on June 2, 1946 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Lars Hallström. He is a director and writer, known for Chocolat (2000), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009). He has been married to Lena Olin since March 18, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to Malou Hallström.