After a childhood spent in Strasbourg, Pascal Elbé begins his acting career in theater. He co-writes with two of his friends two comic plays which had a great success at the Splendid and at the Cafe de la Gare: Charité bien ordonnée (1992) and Tout baigne (1999). Simultaneously he appears on screen in the Gerard Jugnot comedy Fallait pas (1996).
Pascal Elbé becomes successful in 2003 thanks to the sweet comedy of Michel Boujenah, Pere et Fils, in which he plays the role of one three sons of Philippe Noiret. Co-starring with Charles Berling and Bruno Putzulu, he is the revelation of this film that he co-wrote, which grants him a nomination for the “Best Male Newcomer” Cesar.
He then works on a succession of tandem comedies: L’amour aux trousses with Jean Dujardin, 2004, Le cactus with Clovis Cornillac, 2005. The same year, he also makes a great prestation in the thriller Les Mauvais joueurs. Heartthrob in some role – Tout pour plaire, 2002 of Cecile Telerman, who also directed him in Quelque chose à te dire in 2009 – best buddy in others – Mes amis mes amours (2006) – he plays with his image of handsome man in the gay comedy Comme les autres (2008) where he is Lambert Wilson’s partner.
Co-starring with Sandrine Bonnaire in the TV drama Un coeur simple (2007) and with Sandrine Kiberlain in the light comedy Romaine par moins 30 (2009), Pascal Elbé, trustful friend, meets again with the directors of his debut: Ariel Zitoun (Le dernier Gang in 2007) or Michel Boujenah (Trois amis (2007). When he decides to direct his first film (La Tête de turc) in 2009, he gives the lead role to Roschdy Zem who directed him in Mauvaise foi (2006).