Marwan Kenzari - Updated Apr 2024

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Marwan Kenzari


Marwan Kenzari is a famous actor from the Netherlands. Marwan Kenzari is widely known for playing in English-language films, The Old Guard (2020), including Aladdin (2019), and Black Adam (2022).

Early Life and Childhood

Marwan Kenzari was born in The Hague, Netherlands on 16 January 1983. He is 41 years old with the zodiac sign Capricorn. Marwan holds Dutch nationality while his ethnicity is not mentioned.

Regarding his family background, Marwan was born to a Tunisian family. He has a father who worked in construction and a mother who stayed at home. He was mostly interested in sports as a teenager until a girl he was seeing joined them to audition for the Dutch version of the musical Chicago.

Marwan Kenzari – Education

Speaking of his educational background, Kenzari received his degree from the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2009. He was engaged by the Toneelgroep Amsterdam soon after graduating, which allowed him to tour with them in Vienna, Moscow, London, and New York City.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Since 2008, Kenzari has performed in movies and TV shows in his native Dutch. For his work in the drama Wolf, he received the Golden Calf for Best Actor at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2013. He put in more than a year of preparation to play kickboxer Majid.

Moreover, He also graced the 2013 cover of Dutch Men’s Health with his toned physique. His portrayal in the movie earned favorable reviews, earning him the title of “International Star You Should Know” in Variety. A Shooting Stars Award went to Kenzari in 2014 at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Caption: Marwan Kenzari in the 2019 film Aladdin source: Everyeye Cinema.

Further, He was listed among The Hollywood Reporter’s “15 International Breakout Talents of 2016” for his performances in the English-language movies Collide, Ben-Hur, and The Promise.

In the 2019 version of Disney’s live-action Aladdin, Kenzari plays the villainous Jafar. He became famous after performing the role and was given the nickname “hot Jafar” by the media.

In July 2020, Kenzari made a cameo as one of the main characters in The Old Guard. Kenzari was hired in February 2021 to play Ishmael Gregor/Sabbac in the 2022 movie Black Adam.

Further, He portrays Raymond Westerling in the 2020 film The East, which was made accessible on Amazon Prime Video. Westerling was a problematic Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) officer.

Marwan Kenzari – Net Worth 2024

Marwan Kenzari has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His projected net worth in 2023 is approx $5 million.


Further, Marwan also earns a lot of wealth through collaboration with various brands and companies. Through social media, Kenzari has either endorsed or promoted a few products, such as SAINT LAURENT.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Marwan Kenzari is currently dating a famous model, Nora Ponse. The fact that the couple has been spotted out and about together suggests that they are much in love. Marwan has never dated anyone else during his previous relationships. They are each giving the other support and concentrating on their work.

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Caption: Marwan Kenzari with Nora Ponse source: Tumblr.

Marwan Kenzari – Body Measurements

Marwan Kenzari is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 0 inches (182 cm/1.82 m) and weighs around 78 kg (172 lbs). In addition, Kenzari has a dark brown pair of lovely eyes and black hair color.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @marwankenzari with 79K followers. Moreover, He also has 3,552 followers on Twitter and 537 followers on Facebook.