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Jean Reno Biography

Birth Name:
Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez
Birth Place:
Casablanca, Morocco

Fast Facts

  • Fluent in five languages
  • Native Moroccan born to Spanish parents; moved to France with his parents at age 17
  • Became a full French citizen in 1968
  • Got his start working in French cinema; first became known to American audiences after La Femme Nikita was released in the U
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  • in 1991
  • Received the National Order of Merit, France's second-highest civilian honor, from then-president Jacques Chirac in 2003
  • Launched perfume called Jean Reno Loves You in 2004


  • 1995César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1994César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1994French Academy of Cinema-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1989César Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated


  • Sandra Reno -- Daughter
  • Serena Reno -- Daughter
  • Genevieve -- Ex-wife
  • Nathalie Dyszkiewicz -- Ex-wife
  • Cielo -- Son
  • Mickael Reno -- Son
  • Tom Reno -- Son
  • Zofia Borucka -- Wife