Ali Baddou is a French actor, screenwriter, director, and television presenter. Born in Paris on August 4, 1978 to a Moroccan father and a French mother, Ali grew up in the Parisian suburb of Bagnolet. He attended the Lycée Professionnel de Bagnolet, where he first began exploring his interest in acting.
After high school, Ali went on to study theater at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique. He graduated in 2001, and soon began appearing in a number of television shows and films. His first major role was in the 2002 television series, La Vie est à nous. He went on to star in such films as Les Hommes du feu, Ma Mère and L'Enfant Secret.
Ali has also made a name for himself in French television hosting. He was the host of the game show Fort Boyard from 2007 to 2009, and has presented a number of other programs, including the children’s show, The Big Challenge. He has also presented a number of awards shows, including the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
As a director, Ali has directed several short films, as well as the feature films Chouchou and Les Monos. He has also written several screenplays, including the feature film L’Autre Monde.
In addition to his work in film and television, Ali is also a successful stage actor. He appeared in the play La Petite Fille du Père Noël in 2011, and has also appeared in several other plays.
Overall, Ali Baddou is an extremely talented and versatile actor, screenwriter, director, and television presenter. He has had tremendous success in his career, and is sure to continue to excel in all of his endeavors.