Alain Chabat

Chabat in 2005, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Place of Birth: Oran, French Algeria (now Algeria)

Date of Birth: 24 November, 1958

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, Mizrahi Jewish

Alain Chabat is a French actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, producer, and television presenter. He is known for acting in comedies in France, including La Cité de la peur, French Twist, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, and Le Goût des autres, among many others.

He was born in Oran, Algeria, to Jewish parents, Renée and Maurice Chabat.

Alain’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Chaâba/Chabat (the son of Joseph Chaâba/Chabat and Semha/Simha Benichou). Benjamin was born in Oran, Oran Province. Joseph was the son of Moise Chabat, who was born in Egypt, and of Mazaltov Melka. Semha was the daughter of Liaou Benichou/Ben Ichoua and Esther Benhamou.

Alain’s paternal grandmother was Djohra/Djoar Perle Bendrihan/Ben Drihan (the daughter of Abraham Ben Driham/Ben Drahim and Zahra Ben Teboul). Djohra was born in Oran, Oran Province. Abraham was the son of Éliaou/Liaou Bendrihan/Ben Driham and Esther Bendhjian/Djian. Zahra was the daughter of Aaron Teboul/Touboul and Djohra/Djohar Cohen.

Alain’s maternal grandfather was Habib Bittoun (the son of Abraham Bittoun and Mazaltob Ben Dadoun). Habib was born in Rabat, Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Morocco.

Alain’s maternal grandmother was Djemila Touboul (the daughter of Rabbi Haïm Touboul and Messaouda Cohen-Scali). Djemila was born in Oran, Oran Province. Rabbi Haim was the son of Joseph Touboul and Meriem Laskar/Lachkar. Messaouda was born in Mascara, the daughter of Jacob Cohen-Scali and Djmila Kasby.

Source: Genealogy of Alain Chabat –

1 Response

  1. Dar says:

    Add Egyptian Jewish and change to
    Ethnicity: Mizrahi Jewish

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