Birth Name: Alain Chabat
Alain Chabat's comic timing and natural charisma endeared him to French audiences and across the pond. He was born on Nov. 24, 1958 in Oran, French Algeria to Sephardic Jewish parents. Chabat's family moved to Massy, located in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. He initially wanted to be a cartoonist and singer, but eventually found his passion in acting. Chabat made his acting debut on the French sci-fi spoof "Objectif: Nul" (1987, Canal +) opposite Bruno Carette, Dominique Farrugia, and Chantal Lauby, with whom Chabat formed the comedy group Les Nuls ("The Dummies") in the late 1980s. Following Carette's death in 1989, the remaining trio starred on the sketch comedy series "Les Nuls, l...
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