Ingrid Chauvin was born in Argenteuil in the department of Val-d'Oise, located the outer suburb of Paris, to a master lifeguard father and a documentalist and painter mother, who opposed her daughter to become an actress. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old, and her mother married four years later a computer technician seven years younger than her. They had a son Jérémy, who is now a tenor. Ingrid began her acting career in 1997 on television playing guest roles in series and television films. She later portrayed main roles in many series like Ladies of the Law (2000) and Dolmen (2005). She is also well known for portraying the main role of a chef in the series Les toqués (2009) and the spin-off Week-end chez les Toquées (2011).