Daniel Desjardins was born to a farming family in Mont-Laurier in 1969. He became an actor and graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1995. He acted in the plays Territoire by Patrice Dubois and Le Long de la Principale by Steve Laplante and in film in Full Blast by Rodrigue Jean and Les Fils de Marie by Carole Laure. As a playwright, two of his plays have been staged : Les Pamphlétaires and L'escalier. In 2001, Desjardins wrote and directed his first short film, entitled Le Lien, followed by Solstice d'été in 2004-05. He is currently working on his third short film, L'Être et l'ennui.