- Grew up in a housing project outside of Paris, France.
- Started his career doing skits on a local radio station with comedic partner Fred Testot.
- Nominated for Best Kiss and Best Supporting Actor at the NRJ Cine Awards and Raimu de la Comedie awards respectively in 2006.
- Released the song Bleu, Blanc, Rouge with Fred Testot in 2010.
- Became the first black actor to win the Cesar Award for Best Actor, 2012.