Sofia Boutella

by andrew on March 3, 2015

Sofia Boutella

Place of Birth: Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria

Date of Birth: April 3, 1982

Ethnicity: Algerian

Sofia Boutella is an Algerian-French dancer, actress, and musician.

Sofia was born in Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria, the daughter of an architect mother and Safy Boutella, a jazz musician. In 1992, at the age of ten, she left Algeria with her family and moved to France.



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andrew June 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

her mother’s name is Samia

follers June 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm

Are you sure that’s not a mistaken reference to her first role, a character named Samia?

andrew June 18, 2017 at 1:33 am

It’s written in her Wiki profile in French

follers June 18, 2017 at 4:10 am

I know.

andrew June 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm
follers June 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

I know. It doesn’t seem very definitive. It’s not even a real interview with her.

andrew June 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

That is an interesting article about her background, @stlucas would have quoted it. Her mother, with a name like that, appears to be Algerian too. That was my main interest.

Alyx December 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Is she white? why some people consider middle eastern people as white?

Samiiraa June 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm

In what world Algeria is in the Middle East ? Algeria is in AFRICA, NORTH AFRICA, IN THE MAGHREB REGION, Maghreb means “sunset” means “WEST” , we are not from the EAST BUT FROM THE WEST ! Understood ?
She is North African.

Gurrl September 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm


cwm85 September 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

North africans and west and east afric ans are different. Algeria is a part of africa but there are more arabs, bebers in north african that are different from the Khan, Igob, luo etc people who are Black africans and part of the negriod race.

Gurrl September 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Berbers(North Africans) are Caucasian.
The rest of the inhabitants from other portions of the African continent are sub-Saharan Africans.

cwm85 September 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Not true. Berbers are more closely to arabs. And there are more than other inhabitants than sub Saharans Africans. Arabs, minorities of asian, european and indian groups and mixed race Africans.

Gurrl September 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Arabs are Caucasian also. Caucasian doesn’t only mean European exclusively. It includes South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Also only North Africans in the African Continent are Caucasian.

Somalis/Ethiopians on the other hand have sub-Saharan African roots.

bleachsoda December 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm

actually somalis and ethiopians have a historically mixed linage due to the back to africa migration that occurred in east africa

memphis June 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

Arabs have a variety of shades. I’ve met really dark skinned Lebanese and pale Palestinians. True Caucasians are from the Caucasus (Iran,Turkey,Iraq, Georgia,Armenia and a bunch of Stan countries), they are really Central Asians and are often darker complected. Amazigh are not from the Caucasus.

memphis June 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Ethiopia was once an empire called Abyssinia that lasted from around 95 B.C. until 1974. Abyssinia also included parts of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Yemen. Ethiopia was never colonized by Europe.

bablah June 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Bunch of Stan countries in the Caucasus? Like Hayastan, Gürcistan?

andrew June 20, 2017 at 2:33 am


It might not count to you since you stated that Italian-Americans look like ‘African-Americans’ and Puerto Ricans (we can agree about the ones of Spanish descent), but Ethiopia was colonized by Italy.

fuzzybear44 June 21, 2017 at 12:27 am


Quote(Ethiopia was colonized by Italy.)

True, but only partially and for a short time

andrew June 21, 2017 at 3:32 am

Yes, Italy’s colonialism was poor. On the other hand, they’re colonizing Italy (and Europe), starting from Sicily. I hope you watch what’s happening down there.

Samiiraa June 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

We are not Caucasians, we are North Africans. We are genetically closer to East Africans actually. North Africans are a lighter version of’East Africans, period. Don’t try to white wash us, we are not white.

fuzzybear44 June 19, 2017 at 12:50 am

@ samiiraa

interesting response from you

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:09 am

Because we aren’t. It still doesn’t make us black though :)

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

And I am trolling and exaggerating sometimes because I hate people who perceive the world in black or white. Black nationalists claiming anyone who has some African dna, or White nationalists thinking that the world has only 3 races of Humans.

fuzzybear44 June 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm


Quote(It still doesn’t make us black though :) )

I didn’t say you were. I did say the original North Africans were. Also up to about 1900 something North Africans were still being referred to as Negroes

fuzzybear44 June 21, 2017 at 12:01 am


Quote(Black nationalists claiming anyone who has some African dna)

Who exactly are they claiming

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:59 am

North Africans are not Caucasians. Most North Africans especially Moroccans and Algerians have an AFRICAN haplogroup.
African doesn’t equal black.
Like East Africans, North Africans are the result of a back to Africa migration.

Indians are considered Caucasians because the share a common ancestor with Europeans, but Dravidians are not considered Caucasians. However, the Caucasian theory has been challenged with modern research. It’s completely outdated, we are in 2017. This theory is centuries old, like the theory that states that there are only 3 human races. Science and genetics prove it’s not that simple.

It’s also simplistic to divide Africa in 2, North Africa (supposedly Caucasian and Subsaharan Africa supposedly Negroid). A lot of so called Subsaharan African are not “Negroid”. In East Africa, and even West Africa (the Tuaregs, the Fulani people) but also in Madagascar which is considered part of Subsaharan Africa, Malagasy people are of Asian descent.

fuzzybear44 June 21, 2017 at 12:23 am


Quote(African doesn’t equal black.)

Well not anymore

Quote(Like East Africans, North Africans are the result of a back to Africa migration)

this is just my opinion here, but I think it’s more to it than that. There’s been multiple waves into North Africa. You said yourself that North Africans are lighter East Africans .I think you’ve inherited both pale skin genes from those multiple waves, with the last wave coming from the Middle East about 70yrs ago

Quote(It’s also simplistic to divide Africa in 2, North Africa (supposedly Caucasian and Subsaharan Africa supposedly Negroid). A lot of so called Subsaharan African are not “Negroid”. )

Interesting response again, I mean I agree with, but still interesting for me that you said it.

Quote(Malagasy people are of Asian descent.)

They are a combo of African and East Asian, with a little something else

bleachsoda March 20, 2015 at 7:05 am

She looks amerindian

California July 15, 2015 at 8:34 pm

No she doesn’t. I swear to god some people on this site are fucking stupid and blind.

Zatm81 July 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

True. They can’t see for shit. Every single celeb listed under African American you have people saying they don’t look truly Black….Like what?!?

bleachsoda September 9, 2015 at 10:39 am

yes she does you fucking blind idiot go to central and south american countries and you’ll find many people that look like her

anen87 February 26, 2016 at 9:29 pm

uhmn no

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