Sofia Essaïdi

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Sofia Essaïdi
Sofia Essaïdi NRJ Music Awards 2012 - 3.jpg
Essaïdi in January 2012 at the NRJ Music Awards ceremony
Background information
Native name
صوفيا السعيدي
Born (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 34)
Casablanca, Morocco
OriginMoroccan
GenresFrench pop
R&B
Occupation(s)Singer
Dancer
Actress
Years active2003–present
LabelsMercury
Universal Music
Associated actsStar Academy
Kamel Ouali
WebsiteSofia-Web.com

Sofia Essaïdi (Arabic: صوفيا السعيدي‎, born 6 August 1984) is a French-Moroccan singer and actress. She was born in Casablanca, to a Moroccan father and a French mother.

Career[edit]

From 30 August to 13 December 2003, she participated in the show Star Academy France's third season, becoming a semi-finalist. She eventually finished second to Elodie Frégé.[1] From 12 March to 7 August 2004, she participated in the Star Academy tour, going to Morocco, and Papeete, Tahiti, where she celebrated her 20th birthday. She released her first album called Mon cabaret. Later, she starred in the musical Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte [fr] choreographed by Kamel Ouali which opened in "le Palais des Sports" in Paris on 29 January 2009. She recently starred in the French version of Dancing with the Stars. She placed as the runners up with her partner, Maxime Dereymez.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Information Charts position
FR SWI BEL
2005 Mon cabaret
41
100
46
2008
Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte
  • Soundtrack
  • Released : 25 August 2008
11
25
32

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts position Album
FR SWI BEL
2004 "Roxanne" 20 34 13
Mon Cabaret
2005 "Mon cabaret"
"Après l'amour"
(Digital single only)
2008 "Femme d'aujourd'hui" (Musical comedy Cléopâtre) 8 94 27 Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte
"Une autre vie" (& Florian Etienne) (Musical comedy Cléopâtre)
2009 "L'accord" (& Christopher Stills) (Musical comedy Cléopâtre) 7
2009 "Bien après l'au-delà" (Musical comedy Cléopâtre)

Guest Vocals[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 – NRJ Music Awards : Francophone Group/Duo of the Year ( She was one of the artists who starred in the musical Cléopâtre)
  • 2010 – NRJ Music Awards : Francophone Female Artist of the Year
  • 2010 – Les jeunes talents de l'année: On 12 February 2010 she won Best Actress at Les jeunes talents de l'année 2009 (Young Talents of the Year 2009)[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Iznogoud Belbeth Patrick Braoudé
2009–2012 Aïcha Aïcha Yamina Benguigui TV Series (4 Episodes)
2012 La clinique de l'amour! Jennifer Gomez Artus de Penguern & Gábor Rassov
2014 Mea Culpa Myriam Fred Cavayé
2015 Up & Down Leïla Ernesto Oña TV Movie
2017 Murders in Auvergne Aurélie Lefaivre Thierry Binisti TV Movie
2018 Insoupçonnable Leila Baktiar Christophe Lamotte & Frédéric Garson TV Series (9 Episodes)
2019 Kepler(s) Alice Hadad Frédéric Schoendoerffer TV Series (6 Episodes)

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Location Notes
2009-2010 Cléopâtre, la dernière reine d'Égypte Cleopatra Palais des Sports National / Belgium / Switzerland Tour
2018-2019 Chicago Velma Kelly Théâtre Mogador First French-language production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Et-Tayeb Houdaifa (19 December 2003). "Sofia ? Star sûrement, mais... cela n'a pas suffi". La vie éco (in French). Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Aïcha : le téléfilm de France 2 reçoit le prix Européen Civis à Berlin". Première (in French). 11 May 2010.

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