Jean Reno

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Reno in 2008, photo by

Birth Name: Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez

Place of Birth: Casablanca, French Morocco (now Morocco)

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1948

Ethnicity: Spanish

Jean Reno is a French actor. His roles include Léon (The Professional), The Crimson Rivers, and Mission: Impossible, among many other films across both sides of the Atlantic.

He was born in Casablanca, French Morocco, now Morocco, to Spanish parents. His father was from Sanlúcar de Barrameda and his mother was from Jerez de la Frontera, both in Andalusia, Spain. They left to escape the Franco regime. Jean moved to France when he was seventeen.

Jean was raised Catholic.

He is married to Zofia Borucka, a model and actress, who is of Polish descent. He has two children with his former wife Geneviève, two children with his former wife, Polish model Nathalie Dyszkiewicz, and two children with Zofia.


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Ardor says:

    Doesn’t look Spanish, nor French. Ironically looks more like Moroccan, the place where he was born in! I hate it when he is typecast as a f—-ng Frenchie when he doesn’t look European to begin with, let alone French!

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    Wow that was a surprise

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