Sami Bouajila Biography

Sami Bouajila is a French-Tunisian Actor famously known for his work in a number of films and tv shows. He is one of the most respected French actors and has also been nominated twice for Oscar Award.

Early Life

Sami Bouajila was born on 26th May 1966 in La Tronche, France. He grew up in Echirolles suburban area in Grenoble. He belongs to Libyan and Tunisian ethnic backgrounds as his grandfather was born in Libya. His father emigrated from Tunisia in 1956 and settled in France as a painter. However, there is no information available about his mother. He completed high school education at a local school in Echirolles. He later went on to study theatre and drama in college but has not revealed the name of his institution.

Sami Bouajila Career

Sami started his career in the year 1991 when he got his debut role in the movie La Thune followed by his role in The Hour of the Pig in 1993 and The Silences of the place in 1994. Meanwhile, he also started starring in theatre productions and his first role was in the play Romeo and Juliet in 1993. In the next few years, he appeared in movies like Bye Bye 1995, Anna Oz 1996, Artemisia 1997, The Siege 1998, Our Happy Lives 1999, Dounce France 2000, Political Refugee 2000 and Replay in 2001.

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Further Recognition

He also appeared in tv show Combats de femme in 2001 while his theatre works include Peter Pan 1995, Sallinger 1996, Gagarin way 2004, and Ring in 2013. In 2002, he played the role of Selim in the movie The Nest followed by his role as Leonard in the 2003 movie Playing in the company of men. In 2006, he appeared in the award-winning movie Days of Glory which also gained him a lot of fame and awards. The following year in 2007, he appeared in The Witnesses and in London River in 2009. In 2010, he starred in Outside the Law and in Omar Killed me the next year.

His other works include Divin Enfant, Pattaya, Scribe, The Blessed, The Bouncer, and Through the fire. In 2018, he appeared in the blockbuster movie A Son for which he won the 2019 Venice Film Festival award. Recently, in 2019 he appeared in the role of Mehdi in the movie Paradise beach and in the role of Sami in the 2020 movie Earth and Blood. Both the movies were highly successful and after which he began filming for tv show Ganglands. The show is a Netflix Original series released recently on 24th September 2021 where he plays the role of Mehdi.

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Social Media

Sami is only known to be on Instagram and does not have any other accounts on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Snapchat. He currently has 22.5k followers on his Instagram where he often shares about his career, behind the scenes from shooting, pictures with friends and family, and also about travel.

Sami Bouajila Biography

Real Name Sami Bouajila
Birth Date 12 May 1966
Age (as of 2021) 55 Years
Birth Place Échirolles, France
Nationality French
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 67 kg  –  in Pounds –  147 lbs
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Paul Belmondo
Mother Nathalie Delon
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Conservatoire de Grenoble

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife Alexis Delage Torie
Children Two

Personal Life

Sami has not disclosed anything about his personal life and relationships and is currently believed to be single. There has not been any information or news about his relationships and is also not known to have had any previous relationship. He is known to be a cat lover and to has a pet cat whose name is not disclosed.

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Sami Bouajila Net Worth

Sami Bouajila has been working as an actor for decades and has earned a lot of wealth through his profession. He earns a large sum of income through each successful project and currently his estimated net worth as of 2021 is around $5million. However, the information has not been officially confirmed.


  • He won the Thessaloniki Film Festival award for best actor in the year 1995 for his work in the movie Bye-Bye.
  • In the year 2000, he won the Cabourg Film Festival award in the category of Male Revelation for Drole de Felix.
  • Sami also won the Cannes film festival award for best actor for his role in Days of glory.
  • He has been nominated twice for Cesar Award in 2008 and 2012 but he managed to win the award in 2008 for Best Supporting Actor in The Witness.
  • Sami holds the Dubai International Film Festival Lifetime achievement award of 2015.
  • He was nominated for the Oscar award twice for his movies Days of Glory and Outside the Law.

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