Hugo Becker (born 13 May 1987) is a French actor and director. He is known for his roles as Louis Grimaldi in the American drama television series Gossip Girl and Romain in the French thriller series Chefs. Becker attended the Conservatory of dramatic art in France, the court Florent (Olga Hörstig Prize) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art of London. He was part of the promotion of Young Talents Cannes in 2010. That same year, he made his debut on screen in a variety of roles. He played a young politician in LAssaut, directed by Julien Leclercq, an alcoholic hitchhiker in La Proie, directed by Eric Valette, a student in Marie-Castille Mention Schaar’s Ma Première Fois and a young businessman in La Croisière, by Pascale Pouzadoux. In 2010, he made his debut in Hollywood, playing Louis Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco, in the CW drama Gossip Girl. Initially, he signed on for two episodes in the fourth season. Later, his role was extended for another eighteen episodes. In 2011, he played Xavier in the American film Damsels in Distress, directed by Whit Stillman (Oscar nominated for his film Metropolitan). The film closed the 68th Venice Film Festival and was selected at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2012, Becker starred as Antoine Lavoisier in the American docufiction Mystery of the Matter, directed by Mr.