Cesar Award-winning actor for his role in the 2012 film The Intouchables who also makes up one-half of the comedy duo Omar et Fred with Fred Testot. Popular American titles he was cast in include X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World and Inferno.
He met his comedy partner Testot after high school in 1996 with Radio Nova. He began his professional acting career with an appearance on the show Le Cinéma de Jamel and even created a show called Le Visiophon.
He provided his voice for the French version of the Tomb Raider Legend video game.
He was the fourth of eight children born in Trappes to immigrant parents from Africa. He and his wife Helene have two children together.
He starred in the film Micmacs, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.