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