Moroccan

Find out more about the greatest Moroccans, including Ibn Battuta, RedOne, Michel Qissi, Hicham El Guerrouj and Muhammad al-Idrisi.

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 1 Jean Reno

Jean Reno
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
French-Moroccan actor Jean Reno is best known for his roles in Godzilla, The Pink Panther, and Mission Impossible. He has also been part of French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish films, and was nominated for a European Film Award for his role in Les Rivières pourpres, or Crimson Rivers.

 2 Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Scholar
Birthdate: February 24, 1304
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco
Died: 1369 AD

Ibn Battuta was a Berber-Moroccan explorer and scholar who traveled extensively, visiting most of the Old World over a period of three decades. He is one of the most traveled explorers in history. After returning home, Ibn Battuta dictated an account of his journeys, which is simply referred to as The Rihla.

 3 Pokimane

Pokimane
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: Gamer
Birthdate: May 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Morocco

Pokimane is an award-winning Twitch streamer and an important member of an online social entertainment group called OfflineTV. An inspiration to gamers across the world, Pokimane is part of an online gaming revolution which is likely to have a major impact in future. Her popularity as a Twitch streamer and YouTuber earned her a cameo in the film Free Guy.

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 4 French Montana

French Montana
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Moroccan-American rapper French Montana is best known for his tracks Unforgettable and Choppa Choppa Down. He was initially an independent artist and founded Coke Boys Records and Cocaine City Records. He later joined the labels of Puff Daddy and Rick Ross. He is also known for dating Khloe Kardashian.

 5 Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarcelles, France

Riyad Mahrez is a professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Algerian national team. He began his youth career playing for French club AAS Sarcelles and turned professional in 2009. He represented Algeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the 2015–16 season, he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year.

 6 Achraf Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer right wing-back or right-back posiition
Birthdate: November 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 7 Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer attacking midfielder or winger
Birthdate: March 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dronten, Netherlands
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 8 Badr Hari

Badr Hari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moroccan-Dutch kickboxer Badr Hari, also known as Bad Boy and The Golden Boy, has won the K-1 Heavyweight and Showtime Heavyweight championships. He represented the Netherlands until his loss to Stefan Leko, after which he began playing for Morocco, due to aggressive criticism from his Dutch fans.

 9 Mohammed VI of Morocco

Mohammed VI of Morocco
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Famous As: King of Morocco (Since 1999)
Birthdate: August 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

Mohammed VI of Morocco is the present King of Morocco. He ascended to the throne in 1999. His father was King Hassan II. Hailing from the Alaouite dynasty, Mohammed VI well-educated man with a Ph.D. in law with distinction. It is alleged that corruption is rampant in his court, and he is criticized for his extravagant lifestyle.  

 10 Sofia Pernas

Sofia Pernas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco

 11 Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France

 12 Moncef Slaoui

Moncef Slaoui
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Famous As: Who served as the Head of Operation Warp Speed
Birthdate: July 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agadir, Morocco

 13 Faouzia

Faouzia
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 14 Gad Elmaleh

Gad Elmaleh
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Gad Elmaleh is a Moroccan-Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He studied drama at Cours Florent under the tutelage of prominent coach Isabelle Nanty. He began his career with one-man shows and eventually ventured into TV and cinema as well. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. 

 15 Hicham El Guerrouj

Hicham El Guerrouj
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Middle-distance runner
Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkane, Morocco

Moroccan former middle-distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj is a four-time 1500m world champion. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador became the second athlete to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles in the same Olympics. He won the IAAF World Athlete of the Year thrice and holds many indoor and outdoor records.

 16 Jamel Debbouze

Jamel Debbouze
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

 17 RedOne

RedOne
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetouan, Morocco

RedOne is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is credited with founding his own record label, RedOne Records. Over the years, he has collaborated with popular personalities like Lady Gaga, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez among many other high-profile artists. He has several prestigious awards under his belt, including three Grammy Awards.

 18 Hassan II of Morocco

Hassan II of Morocco
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Died: July 23, 1999

 19 Saad Lamjarred

Saad Lamjarred
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

 20 Nathalie Delon

Nathalie Delon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
Died: January 21, 2021

 21 Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane Boufal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

 22 Michel Qissi

Michel Qissi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco

Michel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor who achieved fame for his portrayal of Tong Po in the popular 1989 American martial arts film, Kickboxer. An exponent of boxing, Shōtōkan Karate, kickboxing, and Muay Thai, Qissi is known for his collaboration with Jean-Claude van Damme, whom he befriended at an early age.

 23 Younès Belhanda

Younès Belhanda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: French-Moroccan Footballer
Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avignon

 24 Nordin Amrabat

Nordin Amrabat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer winger
Birthdate: March 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naarden, Netherlands

 25 Romain Saïss

Romain Saïss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bourg-de-Péage

 26 Mohammed V of Morocco

Mohammed V of Morocco
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Famous As: Sultan of Morocco
Birthdate: August 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: February 26, 1961

 27 Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer winger
Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

 28 Yassine Bounou

Yassine Bounou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Goalkeeper
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 29 Ismail Ibn Sharif

Ismail Ibn Sharif
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Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Rissani, Morocco
Died: March 22, 1727

 30 Jamal Ben Saddik

Jamal Ben Saddik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: October 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

 31 Lartiste

Lartiste
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco

 32 Nabil Dirar

Nabil Dirar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer winger
Birthdate: February 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 33 Leila Slimani

Leila Slimani
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

 34 Samira Said

Samira Said
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer who won a World Music Award in 2003
Birthdate: January 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

 35 Sofyan Amrabat

Sofyan Amrabat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer midfielder
Birthdate: August 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huizen, Netherlands

 36 Adam Masina

Adam Masina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player- Defender
Birthdate: January 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khouribga, Morocco

 37 Ali B

Ali B
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper known for the albums Ali B vertelt het leven van de straat and Petje Af.
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaanstad, Netherlands

 38 Mbark Boussoufa

Mbark Boussoufa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 39 Adel Taarabt

Adel Taarabt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fes

Adel Taarabt is a Moroccan football player who currently plays for the Morocco national team and the popular Portuguese club Benfica. He has also played for other popular teams like Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham, and AC Milan.

 40 Audrey Azoulay

Audrey Azoulay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France

 41 Namika

Namika
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 42 Joe Mimran

Joe Mimran
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Canadian designer
Birthdate: December 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morocco

 43 Ayoub El Kaabi

Ayoub El Kaabi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer forward or winger position
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 44 Lubna Azabal

Lubna Azabal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Lubna Azabal is a Belgian actress best known for her portrayal of Suha in the 2005 critically acclaimed political thriller film Paradise Now. Lubna Azabal achieved international fame after playing Nawal Marwan in the 2010 Canadian drama film Incendies which earned her several awards including the 2012 Magritte Award.

 45 Frank Stephenson

Frank Stephenson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Designer ||| Automotive designer ||| Car designer
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 46 Jan Janszoon

Jan Janszoon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pirate
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: 1641 AD

 47 Juju

Juju
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 48 Soumaya Akaaboune

Soumaya Akaaboune
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco

 49 Aḥmad al-Manṣūr

Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
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Famous As: Ruler of Morocco
Birthdate: 1549 AD
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: August 25, 1603

 50 Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco