Gad Elmaleh

Elmaleh in 2011, photo by

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 –

1 Response

  1. Dar says:

    He is specifically Moroccan Berber Jewish, which are Mixed berber and Jewish he says his father is berber and gad can speak amazigh. So I would change his his ethnicity from

    Ethnicity: Moroccan Jewish -> Ethnicity: Moroccan Berber Jewish or Ethnicity: Moroccan Jewish, Moroccan Berber

    Also tag: Moroccan, Berber, Berber Jewish, and Mizrahi Jewish


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