Place of Birth: Casablanca, Morocco
Date of Birth: 19 April, 1971
Ethnicity: Moroccan Jewish, including Berber Jewish
Gad Elmaleh is a French stand-up comedian and actor.
Gad was born in Casablanca, Morocco, to Jewish parents, Régine and David Elmaleh. Gad’s brother is actor Arié Elmaleh. He has said that his father has Berber Jewish ancestry.
Gad holds Moroccan, French and Canadian citizenship. He is fluent in Moroccan Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.
Gad has a son with his former partner, French actress Anne Brochet; and a son with his former partner Charlotte Casiraghi, a member of the House of Grimaldi.
In 2022, Gad converted to Catholicism.
Gad’s paternal grandfather was named Judah Elmaleh.
Gad’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Bensmihan. Joseph was born in Essaouira, Mogador, Morocco.
Gad’s maternal grandmother was named Simy. Simy was born in Essaouira.
Source: Genealogy of Gad Elmaleh – https://www.geni.com