Leading Arab male actors

by heidela | created - 24 Oct 2013 | updated - 24 Oct 2013 | Public

1. Saïd Taghmaoui

Actor | Wonder Woman

Saïd Taghmaoui was born July 19th 1973 in Villepinte, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He has 9 siblings. He dropped out of school at a young age and became a boxer; at one point ranking number 2 in France in his category. He met Mathieu Kassovitz with whom he co-wrote the ...

2. Anas El Baz

Actor | Casanegra

Anas El Baz was born in Rabat to a leading Moroccan Economist father and a teacher mother.

In 2003, he entered the prestigious "Cours Florent" and started a four years training with Mélissa Broutin, Christian Croset, George Becot and Helene Marthy.

El Baz earned critical notice for his starring role ...

3. Kal Naga

Actor | Vikings

Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a heart-throb pan-Arab movie star from Egypt, based in Los Angeles, California. He is considered one of the new wave generation making International groundbreaking Award winning Cinema. He is a multi-Award winning Actor/Producer of feature films, also he is a ...

4. Assaad Bouab

Actor | Kandisha

Assaad was born in July 1980 in Aurillac (France). His mother is French, and his father is Moroccan. He grew up in Rabat ( Morocco ) and, in 1998 he left his home town and familly to go to Paris and start acting lessons in " Le Cours Florent ". In 2006, Assaad graduated from the prestigious ...

5. Peter Macdissi

Actor | The Losers

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, of Lebanese and Armenian heritage, Macdissi graduated from the Institut De Beaux Arts before moving to Europe. After relocating to the US at the age of 22, he enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angles. In addition to his acting skills Macdissi speaks ...

6. Sami Bouajila

Actor | Drôle de Félix

Sami Bouajila was born on May 12, 1966 in Échirolles, Isère, France. He is an actor, known for The Adventures of Felix (2000), The Siege (1998) and Les témoins (2007).

7. Tahar Rahim

Actor | Un prophète

Tahar Rahim was born on July 4, 1981 in Belfort, Territoire de Belfort, France. He is an actor, known for A Prophet (2009), Le passé (2013) and Day of the Falcon (2011). He has been married to Leïla Bekhti since 2010.

8. Mohammad Bakri

Director | Min Yum Mahrucht

Mohammad Bakri was born on November 27, 1953 in Bi'ina, Israel. He is an actor and director, known for Min Yum Mahrucht (2005), American Assassin (2017) and Private (2004).

9. Roschdy Zem

Actor | The Cold Light of Day

Roschdy Zem was born on September 28, 1965 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Cold Light of Day (2012), Chocolat (2016) and La fille de Monaco (2008).

10. Sayed Badreya

Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day.

Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the ...