Joséphine Jobert

Joséphine Jobert – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival – “Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” Premiere – Arrivals – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France, 2013 -Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 24 April, 1985

*father – French, Sephardi Jewish, Spanish
*mother – Martiniquais, Spanish, African, and likely Chinese

Joséphine Jobert is a French actress and singer. She stars on the show Death in Paradise. She is the daughter of Véronique Mucret Rouveyrollis, a photographer, musician, writer, actor, and director, and Charles Jobert, a camera operator and director of photography. Her aunt is actress, singer, and author Marlène Jobert. Joséphine’s cousins are actress and model Eva Green and singer and actress Elsa.

Joséphine’s father was born in Algeria, of French, Sephardi Jewish, and Spanish background (considered to be Pied-Noir), with roots in Birkhadem. Her mother is from Martinique, and Joséphine has stated that she has Martiniquais and Spanish ancestry. She is also said to have Chinese ancestry from her mother.

Joséphine’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Jobert (the son of Augustine Jobert). Charles was born in Dijon, Côte-d’Or, France, and was in the French army. Augustine was the daughter of Madeleine Jobert, who was of French background.

Joséphine’s paternal grandmother was Éliane/Andrée Azoulay/Azulay (the daughter of Abraham Azulay and María Joaquina Blanca de la Santísima Trinidad García Martín). Éliane was born in Birkhadem, Algiers. Abraham was Sephardi Jewish, from Algiers, and was the son of Josúe Azulay and Mazaltob Dahan. María Joaquina was Spanish, from Bonares, Huelva, Andalucia, and was the daughter of Joaquín García and Josefina Martín.

A picture of Joséphine’s paternal grandmother can be seen here. She is seated in the center of the first row.

Sources: Genealogies of Joséphine’s mother –

10 Responses

  1. Blahby says:

    Leans more towards Latin; the Chinese cancels out the African.

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    Well thats obviusly not her natural skin colour i can tell.

  3. Akwaba says:

    Her paternal grandfather was in the French army, he was abandoned by his own mother :

  4. andrew says:

    the correct second link is this (Genealogy of her father):

    Her mother is black/mixed-race, likely a African/French mix. Spanish-Martiniquais? I doubt it.

    • madman says:

      It doesn’t say that her mother is Spanish-Martiniquais, it says that she is of Martiniquais and Spanish descent. The Martiniquais part probably includes African to some degree.

    • Mixed Kidd says:

      Well if you want to be precise, most people who are French, have origins do have Spanish/Portuguese from ancestry considering how France and Spain are next to each other. It could be Basque, Catalan, etc. or she has Spanish ancestry from elsewhere of Spain.

      • andrew says:

        Not in that sense.

        France and Spain are separated by the Pyrénées, and unless it’s from immigrants post 1939 (when Franco took power), the French have no Iberian ancestry.

        However there’s a cultural continuum between the Basque Country of Spain and the part under French flag.
        Also the French town of Perpignan has a strong Catalan identity.

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