Birth Place Matching "Morocco" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Jean Reno

Actor | Léon

Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. ...

2. Sofia Pernas

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Sofia Pernas was born in Fes, Morocco, and saw a lot of the world before finally settling in Los Angeles. With a mind initially geared towards reporting, Pernas' life took an unexpected turn when she was approached by a modeling scout and later an acting agent who put her career into motion. Her ...

3. Michel Qissi

Actor | Kickboxer

When he was seven years old Michel Qissi began training in boxing. He soon met and befriended a young Jean-Claude Van Varenberg (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who was studying Shotokan Karate, and the two traded techniques in their systems. They grew up together and shared the same love of action films ...

4. Mourad Zaoui

Actor | The Blacklist

Mourad Zaoui was born on April 23, 1980 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is an actor, known for The Blacklist (2013), Al Massira: la Marche Verte (2016) and The Gospel of John (2014).

5. Gad Elmaleh

Actor | Hors de prix

Gad was born in Morocco in April 1971. His father was a mime. He was a student at Georges Bizet school and Lycée Lyautey in Casablanca but didn't like school much. In 1988, Gad left Casablanca to go to Montreal. He stayed there for 4 years, during which he was a political science student for one ...

6. Morjana Alaoui

Actress | Martyrs

Morjana Alaoui (born November 30, 1982) is a Moroccan-French actress. She appeared in Marock (2005) and Pascal Laugier's horror film Martyrs (2008).

Alaoui spent her early life in the Arfa neighborhood of Casablanca, Morocco, and studied at the Casablanca American School. At 18, Alaoui moved to ...

7. Nadia Farès

Actress | Les rivières pourpres

Nadia Farès was born on December 20, 1968 in Marrakech, Morocco. She is an actress, known for The Crimson Rivers (2000), Wasabi (2001) and War (2007). She has been married to Steven Chasman since July 2002. They have two children.

8. Macha Méril

Actress | Profondo rosso

Macha Méril was born on September 3, 1940 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco as Marie-Madeleine Gagarine. She is an actress and producer, known for Deep Red (1975), Belle de Jour (1967) and Vagabond (1985). She was previously married to Michel Legrand and Gian Vittorio Baldi.

9. Nathalie Delon

Actress | Le samouraï

Nathalie Delon was born on August 1, 1941 in Oujda, French Protectorate Morocco as Francine Canovas. She is an actress, known for Le Samouraï (1967), They Call It an Accident (1982) and Frantic (1988). She was previously married to Alain Delon and Guy Barthelemy.

10. Abdel Qissi

Actor | Lionheart

Imposingly large, 6' 2" Abdel Qissi was born in Morocco on 20 January 1960 and he is best known for playing some of the leading bad guys to Jean-Claude Van Damme.

He grew up in Brussels, where he was trained in boxing at sports center in Ixelles, there he also met Jean-Claude Van Damme. Van Damme, ...

11. Michel Galabru

Actor | Subway

Michel Galabru was born on October 27, 1922 in Safi, French Protectorate of Morocco as Michel Louis Edmond Galabru. He was an actor and writer, known for Subway (1985), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). He was married to Claude and Anne Jacquot. He died on January ...

12. Yaacov Cohen

Actor | Abba Ganuv

Yaacov Cohen was born on September 27, 1958 in Meknes, Morocco. He is an actor, known for Abba Ganuv (1987), Scaffolding (2017) and Sh'Chur (1994).

13. Soumaya Akaaboune

Actress | Green Zone

Soumaya Akaaboune was born on February 16, 1974 in Tangier, Morocco. She is known for her work on Green Zone (2010), Playing for Keeps (2012) and Lovelace (2013).

14. José Luis Alcaine

Cinematographer | La piel que habito

Jose Luis Alcaine has a theory that the Frank Borzage movie A Farewell to Arms (1932) after a story by Ernest Hemingway, was the main and total inspiration for Pablo Picasso in the creation of the "Guernica", one of the most important painting of the 20th century. He believes that several images of...

15. Aharon Ipalé

Actor | The Mummy

Aharon Ipalé was born on December 27, 1941 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971). He died on June 27, 2016 in Tel Hashomer, Israel.

16. Amidou

Actor | Spy Game

Little known by the general public, Moroccan-born Amidou can nevertheless boast an onstage and on screen career spanning almost five decades. Appearing in French films most of the time, he also worked in Morocco, in Tunisia and in American action movies like William Friedkin's 'The Sorcerer' and '...

17. Pedro Casablanc

Actor | Policías, en el corazón de la calle

Pedro Casablanc was born on April 17, 1963 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is an actor and director, known for Policías, en el corazón de la calle (2000), B (2015) and Isabel (2011).

18. Nawal Bengholam

Actress | Code Black

Made in Morocco, and shaped by unquenchable wanderlust, Nawal is a multi-hyphenate actress/producer/acting studio director/teacher/coach, etc. by day (and night, really) and a multi-charity group member/philanthropist/traveler at heart. She credits her formidable mother with her nurtured altruistic...

19. Bibiana Fernández

Actress | Remando al viento

Bibiana Fernández was born on February 13, 1954 in Tánger, Morocco as Manuel Fernández Chica. She is an actress, known for Rowing with the Wind (1988), High Heels (1991) and Law of Desire (1987). She was previously married to Asdrúbal Ametller.

20. French Montana

Soundtrack | Deadpool 2

Karim Kharbouch (born November 9, 1984), better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper, singer , songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Born and raised in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He is the founder of Coke ...

21. David L. Ross

Actor | Star Trek

David L. Ross was born on April 24, 1939 in Morocco as David Lee Ross. He is an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), Rocky II (1979) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). He has been married to Malynda since January 12, 1980. They have four children.

22. Laïla Marrakchi

Director | Rock the Casbah

Laïla Marrakchi was born on December 10, 1975 in Casablanca, Morocco. She is a director and writer, known for Rock the Casbah (2013), Deux cents dirhams (2002) and L'horizon perdu (2000). She is married to Alexandre Aja.

23. Robin Campillo

Writer | Eastern Boys

Robin Campillo was born on August 16, 1962 in Mohammédia, Morocco. He is a writer and editor, known for Eastern Boys (2013), BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) and The Class (2008).

24. Ahmed Boulane

Actor | Ali, Rabiaa et les autres

Ahmed Boulane was (and is proud to have been) born in the former pirates' republic of Sale, Morocco. He was expelled from school three times, and was only 15 when they threw him out for good. However, this didn't stop him from learning to speak four languages fluently.

Boulane was an actor with the ...

25. Hicham Hajji

Producer | Redemption Day

After graduated from the Montreal Film School and a year working on famous artists' music videos, Hicham decided to go to Morocco where he was called to work on a lots of national and international feature films as a first assistant director. After many productions, he always felt very close to the...

26. Omar Berdouni

Actor | United 93

Omar Berdouni was born on July 20, 1979 in Tangier, Morocco. He is an actor, known for United 93 (2006), Captain Phillips (2013) and Extraordinary Rendition (2007).

27. Malika Kinison

Actress | Searching for Bobby D

Malika Kinison was born in 1965 in Rabat, Morocco as Malika Souiri. She is known for her work on Searching for Bobby D (2005), The Arrogant (1988) and The Dangerous (1995). She has been married to Paul Borghese since September 10, 1995. She was previously married to Sam Kinison.

28. Myriem Roussel

Actress | Je vous salue, Marie

Myriem Roussel was born on December 26, 1962 in Rabat, Morocco. She is an actress, known for Hail Mary (1985), The Devils of Monza (1987) and The Venus Trap (1988).

29. Younes Afroukh

Stunts | The Mummy Returns

Younes Afroukh stuntman Professional in Morocco began filming in the films since 1992 he acquired a solid competence when he showed on stage in the big shootings He set out to offer a better team of stuntmen, horses and animals, He built reliable and professional stunt teams that meet the needs of ...

30. Monique Vermont

Actress | The Music Man

Monique Vermont was born on April 17, 1950 in Casablanca, Morocco. She is an actress, known for The Music Man (1962), Don't Call Me Charlie (1962) and Wagon Train (1957). She was previously married to Henry Frantz.

31. Raoul André

Director | Mission spéciale à Caracas

Raoul André was born on May 24, 1916 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco. He was a director and writer, known for Mission spéciale à Caracas (1965), The Village of Wrath (1947) and Good Enough to Eat (1951). He was married to Louise Carletti. He died on November 4, 1992 in La ...

32. Sandra Mozarowsky

Actress | Ángel negro

Sandra was one of the foremost "Lolitas" of the co-produced Spanish Genre and/or "exploitation" cinema of the late seventies. At the time of her death, she was only 18 years old.

33. Giselda Volodi

Actress | Hudson Hawk

Giselda Volodi was born on September 28, 1959 in Tangier, Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco as Giselda Mazzantini. She is an actress, known for Hudson Hawk (1991), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).

34. Arié Elmaleh

Actor | L'école pour tous

Arié Elmaleh was born on January 7, 1975 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is known for his work on L'école pour tous (2006), Molière (2007) and Persepolis (2007).

35. Victor Drai

Producer | Weekend at Bernie's II

Victor Drai was born on July 25, 1947 in Casablanca, French Protectorate in Morocco. He is a producer and actor, known for Weekend at Bernie's II (1993), Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and The Man with One Red Shoe (1985). He has been married to Loryn Locklin since 1990. They have one child. He was ...

36. Samuel Hadida

Producer | Criminal

In 1978, on graduating from the University of Paris, Samuel Hadida founded Metropolitan Filmexport through which he has distributed over 100 films in France and French-speaking territories including David Fincher's Se7en (1995), the number one box-office hit in France in 1996. In 1990, Hadida set ...

37. Karim Debbagh

Producer | Men in Black: International

Karim Debbagh was born on January 25, 1972 in Tangier, Morocco. He is a producer and production manager, known for Men in Black: International (2019), A Hologram for the King (2016) and Blackline: The Beirut Contract.

38. Anna Maria Monticelli

Writer | Disgrace

Anna Maria Monticelli was born in 1952 in Tangiers, Morocco. She is an actress and writer, known for Disgrace (2008), Nomads (1986) and Silver City (1984). She is married to Steve Jacobs. She was previously married to Richard Jemison.

39. Miguel Rellán

Actor | Vergüenza

Miguel Rellán was born on November 7, 1943 in Tetuan, Morocco as Miguel Ángel Rellán García. He is an actor, known for Vergüenza (2017), Paco y Veva (2004) and Tango (1992).

40. Ben Affan

Actor | Beirut

Ben Affan was born on May 25, 1980 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is an actor, known for Beirut (2018), Damascus Cover (2017) and 13 Hours (2016).

41. Soufiane El Khalidy

Actor | NCIS: Los Angeles

In 2018, He is listed by the Magazine MoodMag as one of the Top 5 movie talents born in Africa and Morocco, alongside international stars, Gad El Maleh and Said Taghmaoui. Next to the Grammy Award winner, Redone, Soufiane was ranked the 4th most important Moroccan Artist in the world according to ...

42. Fernando Arrabal

Writer | Viva la muerte

Fernando Arrabal was born on August 11, 1932 in Melilla, Spanish Protectorate of Morocco, Spain. He is a writer and actor, known for Long Live Death (1971), The Tree of Guernica (1975) and Odyssey of the Pacific (1982). He has been married to Luce Moreau since February 1, 1958.

43. Moshe Ivgy

Actor | Spartan

Some say he is the best Israeli actor since Shaeyke Offir, Moshe Ivgi exteblished himself as a serious, professional, talented actor. Since finishing acting school, Moshe made several films until his break in "under the nose" ("Mitahat La'af), when he played a tough young criminal. Moshe kept doing...

44. Marion Game

Actress | Au théâtre ce soir

Marion Game was born on July 31, 1938 in Casablanca, French Protectorate in Morocco as Madeleine Game. She is an actress, known for Au théâtre ce soir (1966), Commissaire Moulin (1976) and The Tiger Brigades (1974).

45. África Pratt

Actress | El segundo poder

África Pratt was born on September 18, 1946 in Larache, Tetuán, Morocco as África Ruiz Pratt. She is an actress, known for The Second Power (1976), Cebo para una adolescente (1974) and ¿Dónde estará mi niño? (1981).

46. Philippe Faucon

Director | Amin

Philippe Faucon was born in 1958 in Oujda, Morocco. He is a director and writer, known for Amin (2018), Fatima (2015) and Samia (2000).

47. Mohcine Nadifi

Actor | Mogadischu

Mohcine Nadifi was born in Casablanca on September 23, 1988. He started as an actor at the age of twelve and actively pursue his dream of finding work as an actor in foreign feature films before to go also behind the camera with his first short film shot in 2008, he decided by then to study film ...

48. Alain Souchon

Soundtrack | On connaît la chanson

Alain Souchon was born on May 27, 1944 in Casablanca, French Protectorate of Morocco.

49. Ze'ev Revach

Actor | Mita Tova

Ze'ev Revach was born on August 15, 1940 in Morocco. He is an actor and director, known for The Farewell Party (2014), Beitar Provence (2002) and A Bit of Luck (1992).

50. Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni

Actor | The Four Feathers

Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni was born in Morocco. He is an actor, known for The Four Feathers (2002), The Physician (2013) and The Bible (2013).

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