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Famous Moroccans

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

I - J

  • Abdallah Ibrahim former prime minister
  • Abdalaati Iguider Olympic medalist, runner
  • Moshe Ivgy actor, director
  • Elam Jay singer, songwriter, composer, dancer
  • Driss Jettou former prime minister
  • Omar Kabbaj diplomat
  • Mohammed Kaghat writer, director
  • Yasmine Kassari film director
  • Mohammed Khair-Eddine writer
  • Nadir Khayat aka Red One producer, songwriter, music executive
  • Imad Kotbi radio presenter
  • Driss Ksikes journalist


  • Abdellatif Laabi poet
  • Abdelkader Lagtaa film director
  • Brahim Lahlafi Olympic medalist, long distance runner
  • Nabil Lahlou theater director, author, actor
  • Mohammed Karim Lamrani former prime minister
  • Ahmed Laraki former prime minister
  • Azzeddine Laraki former prime minister
  • David Levy politician
  • Ali Lmrabet journalist, diplomat
  • Nabyla Maan singer, songwriter
  • Ahmad al-Mansur former sultan
  • Paul Marciano fashion designer
  • Sofia El Marikh singer
  • Laila Marrakchi filmmaker
  • Omar Metioui classical musician
  • Salaheddine Mezouar politician
  • Mohammad VI former king
  • Rajae El Mouhandiz singer, poet, producer
  • Nawal El Moutawakel Olympic medalist, hurdler
  • Mehdi Nassiri "Mednas" musician, record producer
N - Q
  • Mostafa Nissabouy poet
  • Hakim Noury film director
  • Mimoun Oaissa actor, screenwriter
  • Ahmed Osman former prime minister
  • Saad-Eddine El Othmani politician
  • Fathallah Oualalou politician
  • Zineb Oukach actor
  • Chaim Pinto rabbi
  • Mihel Qissi actor


  • Abdelwahed Radi politician
  • Jean Reno actor
  • Ze'ev Revach comedian, actor, director
  • Mohamed Rouicha singer, songwriter, musician
  • Driss Roukhe actor
  • Samira Said singer
  • Abraham Serfaty militant, political activist
  • Khalid Skah Olympic medalist, track and field
  • Houcine Slaoui singer, composer
  • Moumen Smihi filmmaker
  • Frank Stephenson automobile designer
  • Abdelkarim Tabbal poet
  • Chaibia Talal painter
  • Tahar Tamsamani Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mohammed ibn al-Tayyib linguist, historian, scholar
  • Abdelhadi Tazi scholar, writer, historian, ambassador
  • Heinz Tietjen music producer

U - Z

  • Dominique de Villepin former prime minister of France, diplomat
  • Rachid Yazami inventor
  • Abderrahmane Youssoufi former prime minister
  • Mohamed Zafzaf novelist, poet
  • Hindi Zahra singer, songwriter
  • Malika Zarra singer, composer, producer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.