|October 16, 1963|
|Place of Birth|
|Actor, director, writer|
Élie Semoun (born Élie Semhoun on 16 October 1963) is a French comedian, actor, director, writer and singer of Moroccan origin.
Élie Semoun was born in France to a Jewish family of Moroccan and Algerian origin. In 1980 at the age of 17, Semoun wrote two collections of poems and two plays. Beginning in 1988, he had regular appearances on the television series Vivement lundi! on TF1, where he played a horse mounted on rollers.
His comedy career began in 1990 with his partner Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, with whom he wrote and performed daring, skits with scathing takes generally taboo subjects such as racism and poverty, often playing up contrasts between himself and his partner in terms of origin, color, and religion.
Their first show was held at Café de la Gare in 1991. The duo acquired a certain notoriety in 1992 after several appearances on their fellow comedian Arthur's show Emission Impossible, where they were noticed for their particularly corrosive sketches. They followed this up with one success after another at Le Splendid Theater, Paris's Palais des glaces, and at Casino de Paris. Élie and Dieudonné formed one of the most popular comic duos of the 1990s.
|Height||5 ft 7 in / 168 cm|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|