The creative biography of Jamel Debbuz seems to consist of ups and downs alone. Participation in the first French improvisation championship led to the final, at the age of 19 he already led a daily column on Radio Nova. The debut on television brought the loyal love of Canal +, and subsequently its own personal show, then cinema and even musical art were subdued. And all the most tragic happened in the personal life of the actor.
Childhood and youth
The oldest of six children of the Moroccan family Debbuz spent her childhood in the Parisian suburb of Trapp, where she settled in 1979. The boy was enthusiastically engaged in the theater studio of Alain Degua, admired the stand-up performances of comedians Eddie Murphy and Albert Dupontel, prepared to become a performer of exclusively comedic roles. But at age 14, life has changed dramatically.
An accident occurred on the subway railways, as a result of which a friend died under the train, and a hand was atrophied near Jamel (on the photo from the carpet paths it is noticeable that it is always hidden in your pocket). This was followed by an accusation of manslaughter, a complete justification, depression, the main teacher and the head of the Declik Theater, who persuaded not to quit what was started, and a rehabilitation center helped to get out of it.
“I saw people there who only moved their eyes. It was then that I felt that I was really full of energy. I was just glad that I was living, and stopped feeling like an invalid. ”
In 2004, the story continued – the family of the deceased staged a rally against his speech, which even had to be canceled. In the same year, despite the troubles, the actor carried the Olympic flame in Paris.
Attention to the memorable bright appearance of Jamel Debbouz continues. The actor recalls the Brazilian footballer Dani Alves, who also played in France.
Films and Creativity
In 1995, the “comedian without a hand” was invited to Radio Nova, then to the Paris Premiere program and Nowhere Elsewhere on Canal +, where he became a universal favorite in a short time. At the same time, the first personal show was created.
A career in cinema began in the 90s with a short meter, in 1998 continued in the drama “The Zone”, in 1999 – in the comedy “Sky, Birds and … Your Mother.” In 2001, the titled “Amelie” was released, in which Jamel Debbouz received the Best Supporting Actor nomination for the Cesar Award, as well as Asterix and Obelix: Cleopatra’s Mission, where his role was third after Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu.
In 2004, filming Spike Lee’s film “She Hates Me,” in 2005, collaborating with Luke Besson in the romantic comedy Angel-A. Here, the director skillfully played on the difference in the growth of the main characters: Jamel Debbouz was 1.65 m tall and 64 kg weight, Ri Rasmussen – 1.78 m. In 2006, the Patriots produced by him won an Oscar nomination for Best foreign film, and “Asterix at the Olympics.”
In 2006, the film “Days of Glory” was awarded the Cannes Film Festival for the best ensemble of male roles. In 2010, the actor directed the cartoon “Evolution”, two years later the work in the adventure film “The Jungle is Calling!” Was added to the filmography. In search of Marsupilami ”and in the melodrama“ Kaleidoscope of Love ”, in 2012 -“ Why I (not) ate my father ”and“ Since we were born ”.
Not left aside and musical creativity, as well as football. In 2009, the Belgian singer Stromae “ripped” the charts with the single Alors on Danse, which later became his calling card and won the hearts of many European countries and listeners. Jamel Debbuz starred in the video along with the rapper. The duo later released an additional video telling how the hit was born. Indifferent viewers gave a flattering assessment and even called it “a separate masterpiece”.
In 2007, Debbouz participated in a charity football match in which a team of Zidane’s friends played with a team of Ronaldo’s friends, and even scored a goal. The French then won with a score of 6: 2.
In 2015, he attended the first match of the Champions League 1/8 finals in the company of famous guests: former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his son DJ and musician Pierre Sarkozy, UEFA President Michel Platini, PSG owner Nasser Al-Helaifi, who does not need to be introduced by David Beckham.
On May 7, 2008, the wife of the actor, who is now considered the most in demand in his country, became journalist and TV presenter Melissa Terio. Not only Debbuz could not resist the attractiveness and charm of a woman.
Readers of American Maxim called her the sexiest TV presenter of the world, French FHM – the most beautiful woman in the world in 2007, and the Daily Mail dubbed
“The most beautiful and coolest news story.”
The couple has two children. Son Leon was born on December 3, 2008, three years later, daughter Leela (September 30, 2011).