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List of famous people from Morocco, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Morocco, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Morocco you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Morocco, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List features Houda Echouafni, Mohamed Timoumi and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Morocco?" or "Which celebrities were born in Morocco?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Philippe Perrin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Philippe Perrin age 54 - Philippe Perrin is a French test pilot and former CNES and European Space Agency astronaut.

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Alber Elbaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Alber Elbaz age 54 - Alber Elbaz is an Israeli fashion designer. Elbaz has worked for the Paris fashion house Lanvin since 2001.

Fatema Mernissi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Fatema Mernissi age 77 - Fatema Mernissi is a Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist.

Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi Died at 81 (1882-1963) - Abd el-Krim was a Riffian political and military leader. Together with his brother Mhemmed, he led a large-scale revolt by a broad coalition of major Rif tribes against French and Spanish ...more

Mordechai Vanunu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Mordechai Vanunu age 61 - Mordechai Vanunu, also known as John Crossman, is a former Israeli nuclear technician who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons ...more

Daniel Pennac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Daniel Pennac age 72 - Daniel Pennac is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'école. After studying in Nice he became a teacher. He began to write for children and then ...more

Alain Badiou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Alain Badiou age 78 - Alain Badiou is a French philosopher, formerly chair of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure. Badiou has written about the concepts of being, truth and the subject in a way ...more

Anna Maria Monticelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Anna Maria Monticelli age 65 - Anna Maria Monticelli is an Actress.

Richard Virenque is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Richard Virenque age 47 - Richard Virenque is a retired French professional road racing cyclist. He was one of the most popular French riders with fans for his boyish personality and his long, lone attacks. He was a ...more

Chalom Messas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Chalom Messas Died at 90 (1913-2003) - Shalom Messas was born in Meknes, Morocco in 1913. He was the son of Rabbi Mimoun Messas and his wife, Rachel. Shalom Messas attended an Alliance Israélite Universelle school. He was a ...more

Samuel Hadida is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Samuel Hadida age 63 - Samuel Hadida, born December 17, 1953, in Casablanca, Morocco, is a film producer. Hadida studied in Paris. In 1978, Hadida co-founded the company Metropolitan Filmexport with his brother ...more

Shatha Hassoun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Shatha Hassoun age 36 - Shatha Amjad Hassoun Alshamery, better known as Shatha Hassoun, is an Arabic singer from both Iraqi and Moroccan ancestry, who rose to fame as the winner of the 4th season of the pan-Arab ...more

Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Alain Souchon age 72 - Alain Souchon is a French singer, songwriter and actor. He has released 15 albums and has played roles in seven films.

Jose Luis Alcaine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Jose Luis Alcaine age 77 - José Luis Alcaine is a Spanish born cinematographer. Educated in Tangier's French Lycee Regnault and in the Spanish Institute, he was the first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as ...more

Fatima Houda-Pepin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Fatima Houda-Pepin age 64 - Fatima Houda-Pepin was a Quebec politician and a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. She represented the La Pinière electoral district between 1994 and 2014, and was a ...more

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Ahmed El-Maanouni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ahmed El-Maanouni age 72 - Ahmed El Maanouni is a screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer born in Casablanca. His films include one of the most emblematic title of Moroccan cinema ALYAM ALYAM, ...more

Nadia Ejjafini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Nadia Ejjafini age 38 - Nadia Ejjafini is a Moroccan-born long-distance runner. She switched nationality from her birth country to Bahrain in 2003, and later became an Italian citizen by marriage in 2009.

Titouan Lamazou is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Titouan Lamazou age 61 - Titouan Lamazou is a French artist, author, navigator, photographer and poet, born in 1955 in Casablanca (Maroc). He officially changed his given name to Titouan, from Antoine, in 1986. A ...more

Hamza Driouch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Hamza Driouch age 21 - Hamza Driouch is a Qatari track and field athlete. He was born in Guelmim, Morocco. The Qatari mid-distance runner is a promising athlete with a good record in athletics competitions. He proved ...more

Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi Died at 65 (1256-1321) - Ibn al‐Bannāʾ al‐Marrākushī al-Azdi, also known as Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Azdi. [29 December 1256 – c. 1321, was a Moroccan mathematician, astronomer, Islamic scholar, ...more

Sidney Taurel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Sidney Taurel age 66 - Sidney Taurel is a Moroccan-born American businessman. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company. He became chief executive officer in July 1998 and chairman ...more

Helene Hagan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Helene Hagan age 76 - Helene E. Hagan, born Helene Coll, is an American anthropologist and Amazigh activist.

Ariel Wizman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ariel Wizman age 54 - Ariel Wizman is a French musician, DJ, journalist and actor born in Casablanca, Morocco.

Karim Alami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Karim Alami age 42 - Karim Alami is a tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990. The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996, and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of ...more

Arnaud Di Pasquale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Arnaud Di Pasquale age 36 - Arnaud Di Pasquale is a former professional male tennis player from France. Di Pasquale is best remembered for his bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the men's singles event. He beat ...more

Btissam Lakhouad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Btissam Lakhouad age 35 - Btissam Lakhouad is a Moroccan middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. She represented her country at the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012. She was fourth at the World ...more

Mohamad Al-Garni is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Mohamad Al-Garni age 23 - Mohamad Al-Garni is a Moroccan-born Qatari middle-distance runner. He competed in the 1500 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Marc Lasry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Marc Lasry Marc Lasry is a wealthy Moroccan-American hedge fund manager. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Avenue Capital Group and the co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.

Mohamed Boudjenane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Mohamed Boudjenane The New Democratic Party of Ontario is one of three major political parties in Ontario, Canada which ran in the 2007 Ontario provincial election. It has served as a third party in the ...more

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Mohamed Asli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Mohamed Asli age 60 - Mohamed Asli is a film producer, a film director, and a screenwriter.

Baba Sali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Baba Sali Died at 95 (1889-1984) - Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira, known as the Baba Sali was a leading Moroccan Sephardic rabbi and kabbalist who was renowned for his alleged ability to work miracles through his prayers. His burial ...more

Michele Bohbot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Michele Bohbot age 57 - Michele Bohbot is a Moroccan-born American fashion designer and retailer.

Raphael Israeli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Raphael Israeli age 81 - Raphael Israeli, born September 15, 1935), is an Israeli academic, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Chinese history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A research fellow at ...more

Ralph de Toledano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Ralph de Toledano Died at 91 (1916-2007) - Ralph de Toledano was a major figure in the conservative movement in the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century. A friend of president Richard Nixon's, he was a journalist ...more

Adil Charkaoui is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Adil Charkaoui age 41 - Adil Charkaoui is a Morocco-born Canadian citizen who was arrested by the Canadian government under a security certificate in May 2003. Before issuing the certificate, evidence was submitted ...more

Alain J. P. Belda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Alain J. P. Belda age 72 - Alain Belda became chairman of the board of Alcoa on May 8, 2008. Mr. Belda joined Alcoa in 1969 at Alcoa Aluminio, Alcoa's Brazilian affiliate.

Pierre Amzallag is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Pierre Amzallag Died at 36 (1963-1999) - Pierre Amzallag was a casting director and an actor.

Fatima El Allami is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Fatima El Allami age 26 - Fatima-Zahra El Allami is a Moroccan professional tennis player. On 1 November 2010 she reached her highest singles ranking of world number 433.

Mehdi Ballouchy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Mehdi Ballouchy age 32 - Mehdi Ballouchy is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays for the New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

Simon Michaël is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Simon Michaël age 66 - Simon Michaël is a screenwriter and an actor.

Morjana El Alaoui is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Morjana El Alaoui age 34 - Morjana Alaoui is a Moroccan/American actress. She is famous for her roles in Marock and Martyrs. She emigrated to the United States. She is Laïla Marrakchi's cousin. She was born in

Nabil Lahlou is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Nabil Lahlou age 72 - Nabyl Lahlou is a Moroccan theater director, author and actor, known for being an innovative theater and film director, and is considered one of the most influential Moroccan theater directors ...more

Karim el-Mejjati is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Karim el-Mejjati Died at 38 (1967-2005) - A French citizen born in Morocco, Karim Thami el-Mejjati was a Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group militant claimed to have aided the Riyadh compound bombings, the 2003 Casablanca bombings, the ...more

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Hicham Arazi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Hicham Arazi age 42 - Hicham Arazi is a former male tennis player from Morocco. He played professionally from 1993 to the end of 2007. The left-hander reached his career-high ATP Tour singles ranking of World No. 22 ...more

Jaouad Gharib is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Jaouad Gharib age 43 - Jaouad Gharib is a Moroccan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon. Winner of the 2003 World Championships and 2005 World Championships over the distance, he is also notable because ...more

Pinchas Cohen Gan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Pinchas Cohen Gan age 73 - Pinchas Cohen Gan is an Israeli painter and mixed-media artist.

Moses Elias Levy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Moses Elias Levy Died at 72 (1782-1854) - Moses Elias Levy: Proto-Zionist; Abolitionist; Social, Religious and Educational Reformer; American Jewish pioneer; Florida frontier developer; Freemason, Author, Lecturer, Slave Holder. Moses ...more

Sean-Michael Connor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Sean-Michael Connor age 63 - Sean-Michael Connor is a television editor.

Cut Killer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Cut Killer age 45 - Anouar Hajoui better known as DJ Cut Killer or just Cut Killer is a renowned French DJ of Moroccan origin with a versatile repertoire of hip hop and rap. He enjoys international fame and mixed ...more

Charles Laurence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Morocco
Charles Laurence age 86 - Charles Laurence is an actor and playwright who worked in films and television.