List of Famous people born in Fès-Meknès, Morocco
Sofia Pernas is a Spanish-Moroccan-American actress who currently resides in Los Angeles. She starred in the NBC series The Brave, and currently stars in the CBS series Blood & Treasure.
Ahmed Sefrioui was a Moroccan novelist and pioneer of Moroccan literature in the French language.
Ruth Elkrief is a French-Moroccan television journalist.
Chakib Benmoussa is a former Interior Minister of Morocco and the lead negotiator for the Moroccan side in the Western Sahara conflict.
Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan writer. The entirety of his work is written in French, although his first language is Arabic. He became known for his 1985 novel L’Enfant de Sable. Today he lives in Paris, France, and continues to write. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Mohammad Al-Khamis Ben Youssef Ben Mohammed Al-Alaoui, known as Mohammed V, was Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1953; he was recognized as Sultan again upon his return from exile in 1955, and as King from 1957 to 1961. His full name was Sidi Mohammed ben Yusef, or Son of (Sultan) Yusef, upon whose death he succeeded to the throne. He was a member of the Alaouite dynasty.
Rachid Yazami is a French-Moroccan scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for his critical role in the development of the graphite anode for lithium-ion battery, as the inventor of the graphite anode of lithium-ion batteries. He is also known for his research on fluoride ion batteries.
Lalla Salma is the princess consort of Morocco. She is married to King Mohammed VI, and the first wife of a Moroccan ruler to have been publicly acknowledged and given a royal title.
Adel Taarabt is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Portuguese club Benfica and the Morocco national team.
Guy de Kerimel, born August 7, 1953, in Meknes in Morocco, is a French Roman Catholic, Bishop of Grenoble. He is the current bishop since 2006.