Gad Elmaleh

Elmaleh in 2011, photo by

Place of Birth: Casablanca, Morocco

Date of Birth: 19 April, 1971

Ethnicity: Moroccan 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.

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.

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 –


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