Elyas M'Barek

Elyas M'Barek (Arabic: إلياس مبارك‎, born 29 May 1982) is a German-speaking actor of Austrian and Tunisian descent who lives and grew up in Germany.[1]

Elyas M'Barek
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M'Barek at the Romy in 2016
Born (1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 38)
Years active2001–present

Early lifeEdit

Elyas M'Barek was born in Munich, to an Austrian mother and a Tunisian father. His younger brother Joseph is also an actor and lives in Germany. At the age of 22 he finished 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),[2] 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).[3]

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.[4] The same year he had a supporting role in the adventure film The Physician,[5] which was also a box-office hit in Germany.[6] The same year he voiced Art in the German version of Monsters University.



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  1. ^ M'Barek's Bio
  2. ^ Inc.(tm), Website Brands. "Elyas M'Barek". Coolspotters. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  3. ^ "German Star Elyas M'Barek Cast as Vampire in 'Mortal Instruments'".
  4. ^ FACK JU GÖHTE knackt die 3 Mio-Besuchermarke asapissimo, retrieved 25 November 2013
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (2014-12-06). "Film Review: 'The Physician'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  6. ^ "Excellent box-office start for Der Medicus (The Physician)". RTL Group. 2014-06-01.

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