List of Famous people born in Morocco

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Sofia Pernas

First Name Sofia
Born on July 31, 1989 (age 33)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

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.

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Abde Ezzalzouli

Abdessamad "Abde" Ezzalzouli is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish team Barcelona B.

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon
First Name Jean-Luc
Born on August 19, 1951 (age 71)

Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon is a French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône since 2017.

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Gad Elmaleh

First Name Gad
Last Name Elmaleh
Born on April 19, 1971 (age 51)

Gad Elmaleh is a French-Moroccan-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor who achieved notoriety in France, Morocco and United States. He is most famous in the French-speaking world and more recently in the United States.

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French Montana

Karim Kharbouch
First Name French
Last Name Montana
Born on November 9, 1984 (age 38)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is a Moroccan-American rapper managed by SAL&CO. Born and raised in Morocco, he emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. After years of independent material, he was signed as joint-venture record deal with Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records and Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group in 2012.

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Philippe Rebbot

First Name Philippe
Last Name Rebbot
Born on November 30, 1964 (age 58)

Philippe Rebbot is a French actor. He appeared in more than eighty films since 1998 and starred in several films including The Aquatic Effect, Une famille à louer and Northern Wind.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika

First Name Abdelaziz
Last Name Bouteflika
Born on March 2, 1937
Died on September 17, 2021 (aged 84)
Born in Morocco, Oriental

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who served as President of Algeria for almost 20 years, from 1999 to his resignation in 2019.

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Sofia Essaïdi

First Name Sofia
Born on August 6, 1984 (age 38)

Sofia Essaïdi is a French-Moroccan singer and actress. She was born in Casablanca, to a Moroccan father and a French mother.

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Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

First Name Najat
Born on October 4, 1977 (age 45)
Born in Morocco, Oriental

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem is a former French lawyer and politician of the Socialist Party (PS) who was the first French woman to serve as Minister of Education, Higher Education, and Research in the governments of successive Prime Ministers Manuel Valls and Bernard Cazeneuve from 2014 until 2017. Since 2020, she has been the director of the One Campaign in France.

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Jean Reno

Juan Moreno y Herrera–Jiménez
First Name Jean
Last Name Reno
Born on July 30, 1948 (age 74)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Juan Moreno y Herrera–Jiménez, known as Jean Reno, is a French-Moroccan actor of Andalusian Spanish descent. He has worked in French, English, Japanese, Spanish and Italian productions; Reno appeared in films such as Crimson Rivers, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Ronin, Les Visiteurs, Wasabi, The Big Blue, Hector and the Search for Happiness and Léon: The Professional.

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Mohammed VI

First Name Mohammed
Last Name VI
Born on August 21, 1963 (age 59)

Mohammed VI is King of Morocco. He belongs to the Alaouite dynasty and ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II.

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Alain Souchon

Alain Edouard Kienast
First Name Alain
Born on May 27, 1944 (age 78)

Alain Souchon is a French singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.

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Aziz Akhannouch

First Name Aziz
Last Name Akhannouch
Born on January 1, 1961 (age 62)
Born in Morocco, Souss-Massa

Aziz Akhannouch is a Moroccan businessman and current Minister of Agriculture since 2007.

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Born on March 10, 1966 (age 57)

Arthur is a TV presenter, producer and comedian.

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Bibiana Fernández

First Name Bibiana
Last Name Fernández
Born on February 13, 1954 (age 69)

Bibiana Manuela Fernández Chica, better known as Bibiana Fernández and also known as Bibi Andersen, is a Spanish actress, singer, TV presenter and model.

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Macha Méril

Мария-Магдалина Владимировна Гагарина
First Name Macha
Last Name Méril
Born on September 3, 1940 (age 82)

Macha Méril is a French actress and writer.

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Myriam El Khomri

First Name Myriam
Last Name Khomri
Born on February 18, 1978 (age 45)

Myriam El Khomri is a former French politician of the Socialist Party (PS) who served as Minister of Labour in the government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls from 2015 to 2017.

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Just Fontaine

Just Louis Fontaine
First Name Just
Last Name Fontaine
Born on August 18, 1933 (age 89)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Just Louis Fontaine is a French retired professional footballer. A prolific forward, he is best known for scoring the most goals in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup, with 13 in six matches in 1958. In 2004, Pelé named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony.

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Moncef Slaoui

First Name Moncef
Born on July 27, 1959 (age 63)
Born in Morocco, Souss-Massa

Moncef Mohamed Slaoui is a Moroccan-born Amazigh Belgian-American researcher and former head of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccines department. He worked at the company for thirty years, retiring in 2017. On May 15, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that Slaoui would manage the U.S. government's development of a vaccine used to treat coronavirus disease in Operation Warp Speed; Slaoui resigned on January 12, 2021.

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Dominique de Villepin

Dominique Marie François René Galouzeau de Villepin
First Name Dominique
Last Name Villepin
Born on November 14, 1953 (age 69)

Dominique Marie François René Galouzeau de Villepin is a French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 31 May 2005 to 17 May 2007 under President Jacques Chirac.

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