M’Barek in Wien, Austria, at the Austrian premiere of What A Man in 2011.
(1982-05-29) 29 May 1982 (age 34)
Elyas M’Barek (born 29 May 1982) is an Austrian actor who was born in Munich.
1 Early life
5 External links
M’Barek was born in Germany, to an Austrian mother and a Tunisian father. His younger brother Yousef (Joseph) is also an actor, who lives in Germany. At the age of 18 he quit school.
He began acting in 2001 in Dennis Gansel’s sex comedy Mädchen, Mädchen. The pinnacle of success in Europe gets the lead role with the sitcom Türkisch für Anfänger where he plays the role of Cem Öztürk, a young guy of Turkish origin. Also on the side of Arnel Taci (who in “Türkisch für Anfänger” was his best friend), also will star in the TV series “Abschnitt 40”. In 2008, he also appeared in Gansel’s acclaimed film thriller-drama Die Welle, in the role of Sinan, a student that embraces fascism. In 2012 he reunites with Mädchen, Mädchen and Die Welle co-star Max Riemelt in the drama film Heiter bis Wolkig opposite Jessica Schwarz and Anna Fischer and will play a lead in the “Türkisch für Anfänger” feature film. He played a vampire in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).
In 2013 he had the leading role in Fack ju Göhte, which was seen by three million people in 17 days and became the most successful German film of the year. The same year he had a supporting role in the adventure film The Physician, which was also an immediate box-office hit in Germany.
2001: Mädchen, Mädchen
2001: Epsteins Nacht
2008: Morgen, ihr Luschen! Der Ausbilder-Schmidt-Film
2008: Die Welle
2010: Zeiten ändern dich
2011: What a Man
2012: Türkisch für Anfänger – Der Film
2012: Fünf Freunde
2012: Heiter bis Wolkig
2013: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
2013: Fack ju Göhte
2013: The Physician
2014: Who Am I – No System is Safe
2015: Fack ju Göhte 2
2016: Willkommen bei den Hartmanns
2017: Dieses bescheuerte Herz
2002: Ich schenk dir einen Seitensprung
2002: Die Stimmen
2009: Die ProSieben Märchenstunde: Kalif Storch
2009: Nachtschicht – Wir sind die Polizei