Elyas M'Barek

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Elyas M'Barek
Elyas M'Barek (2011).jpg
M'Barek in Wien, Austria, at the Austrian premiere of What A Man in 2011.
Born (1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 35)
Munich, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Elyas M'Barek (born 29 May 1982) is a Tunisian and Austrian actor who was born in Munich.[1]

Early life[edit]

M'Barek was born in Germany, to an Austrian mother and a Tunisian father. His younger brother Yousef (Joseph) is also an actor and lives in Germany. At the age of 18 he quit school.


He began acting in 2001 in Dennis Gansel's sex comedy Mädchen, Mädchen. He is best known for playing Cem Öztürk, a young Turk, in Türkisch für Anfänger. Alongside Arnel Taci (who in "Türkisch für Anfänger" was his best friend), he acted in the TV series "Abschnitt 40". In 2008, he appeared in Gansel's acclaimed drama film Die Welle, in the role of Sinan, a student who embraces fascism. In 2012 he reunited with Mädchen, Mädchen and Die Welle co-star Max Riemelt in the drama film Heiter bis Wolkig opposite Jessica Schwarz and Anna Fischer and played a lead in the "Türkisch für Anfänger" feature film. He played a vampire in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).[2]

In 2013 he starred in Fack ju Göhte, which was seen by three million people in 17 days and became the most successful German film of the year.[3] The same year he had a supporting role in the adventure film The Physician, which was also an immediate box-office hit in Germany.[4]



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