Jamel Debbouze

Jamel Debbouze

Highest Rated: 89% Amélie (2001)

Lowest Rated: 19% She Hate Me (2004)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1975

Birthplace: Paris, France

With his hilarious take on everything from pop culture to politics, Jamel Debbouze established a renowned comedic career in his native France. Born on June 18, 1975 to Moroccan immigrants, Debbouze was raised in a one-room flat in Paris along with 15 siblings. At age 15, he lost use of his right arm after a train hit him while he was playing near a railroad track. Debbouze entered show business by performing stand-up comedy at local cafes and theaters, before going on to work as a radio host. He parlayed his success on the radio into a television career, appearing on the comedy series "H" (Canal +, 1998-2001) and the talk show "Tout le monde en parle" (1998-2006). He made his film debut in "Two Dads and One Mom" (1996), but it was the hit romantic comedy "Amélie" (2001) that gave the actor his first taste of international recognition. Debbouze played the bullied grocer's assistant Lucien opposite Audrey Tautou. He further made his mark in French cinema by playing a hapless architect in "Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra" (2002) and its 2008 sequel. He landed his first U.S. film role in 2004 with a bit part in Spike Lee's "She Hate Me." Debbouze often showcased his dramatic side, including playing a small-time crook in Luc Besson's "Angel-A" (2005) and a war hero in "Days of Glory" (2006). In 2012, he returned to his comedic roots in the adventure film "HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami."

Highest rated movies

Amélie
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre
Days of Glory
Outside the Law
Let's Talk About the Rain
Chicken With Plums
Angel-A
360

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Biz in the Hood Producer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alad'2 Shah Zaman / Marco (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 21% The Brand New Adventures of Aladdin (Alad'2) Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 79% One Man and His Cow Hassan (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 67% Animal Kingdom: Let's Go Ape Édouard (Character),
Director
- 2015
No Score Yet 38% Pourquoi j'ai pas mangé mon père Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homeland Le cousin (Character),
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 36% Houba! On the Trail of the Marsupilami Pablito Camaron (Character) - 2012
74% 71% Chicken With Plums Houshang/The Beggar (Character) $253.7K 2011
20% 32% 360 Algerian Man (Character) $97.8K 2011
No Score Yet 30% Hollywoo Farres (Character) - 2011
76% 65% Outside the Law Saïd (Character) - 2010
76% 42% Let's Talk About the Rain Karim (Character) $106.1K 2007
83% 79% Days of Glory Saïd (Character) $317.6K 2006
45% 74% Angel-A André (Character) $202.2K 2005
19% 60% She Hate Me Doak (Character) $365.1K 2004
86% 79% Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre Numérobis (Character) $2.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Weight Le maton malien (Character) - 2002
89% 95% Amélie Lucien (Character) $33.2M 2001
No Score Yet 42% Boys on the Beach Youssef (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zonzon Kader (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Jamel Comedy Club Unknown (Character) 2018