When making a list of greatest Hollywood legends, Jean Reno’s name will never be omitted. The renowned French actor has been one of the most talented and successful actors in Hollywood. With a career spanning over four decades, the actor has over 60 movies to his credit. An interesting fact about Reno is that this thespian has worked both in Japanese, and Spanish, as well as, Italian, English, and French productions. Some of his notable works include Mission: Impossible, The Pink Panther, Crimson Rivers, and The Da Vinci Code, just to mention a few.
Beyond acting, Jean Reno is also a doting father of six children. He is also multi-lingual and is fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French languages. Currently, the septuagenarian is set to appear in Spike Lee’s war drama film, Da 5 Bloods. Learn more about his bio, net worth, and family life below.
Jean Reno – Biography (Age)
The movie star was born as Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez on the 30th day of July 1948 and his birth took place in the Casablanca city of Morocco. Although he spent his formative years in Morocco, Jean’s family moved to France when he was 17. He grew up with his younger sister named Maria Teresa. Raised in the Catholic faith, Reno’s father was a linotypist while nothing much is known about the mother. His mom reportedly passed away in his teenage years.
While in France, Reno completed his mandatory military service in the French Army. Afterward, he decided to venture into acting and due to his size, he was always given the role of heavies in his early career. Later on, he started getting other roles both in romantic and action films.
Jean Reno’s acting career officially began in 1977 when he appeared in the French theatre production, Prends bien garde aux zeppelins. The following year, he made his first screen appearance in the French mystery film, The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting. From 1979 to 1989, he starred in movies such as Womanlight, The Moroccan Stallion, and Signes extérieurs de richesse, etc. His first major role came in the early ‘90s when he starred as Victor alongside Anne Parillaud in the commercially successful thriller, Nikita.
Jean also starred in high-profile American movies such as Mission: Impossible along with Tom Cruise, French Kiss along with Meg Ryan, Godzilla alongside Matthew Broderick, and Ronin with Robert De Niro. His other notable and commercially successful movies include The Pink Panther, The Da Vinci Code, and French films – L’Enquète corse and Les Visiteurs, among others.
Additionally, he has also done a great job as a voice actor and has provided voice-overs in notable animated movies. Some of which include Lion King where he voiced the character of Mufasa, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege as Jacques Blanc, as Le Frog in Flushed Away, and many others.
Jean Reno’s Family: Spouse and Children
The French actor has been married three times in his lifetime. He first got married to a woman named Genevieve in 1977. The couple had two children – a daughter whose name is given as Sandra (b. 1978) and a son called Michael (b. 1980). Jean and Genevieve were together for 18 years before their marriage ended in a divorce. Their divorce process was consummated in 1995.
A year after their divorce, Jean Reno went on to marry a Polish model named Nathalie Dyszkiewicz. With his second wife, Reno had two children – a son whose name is given as Tom (b. 1996) and a daughter named Serena (b. 1998). Just like his first marriage, Jean and Nathalie went their separate ways five years later in 2001.
His third and final attempt at marriage came in 2006 when he walked down the aisle with Zofia Borucka. Zofia is a stunning British model and actress who is of Polish descent. The pair got married in Les Baux-de-Provence city hall and the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy served his best man. After their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Cielo in July 2009. Two years later, their second son, Dean was born in September 2011. The couple has been living happily ever after and there is no sign of divorce between them.
Jean Reno has been active in the Hollywood industry for over four decades, he is undoubtedly among the prominent stars the industry ever had. With over 60 movies to his credit, it comes as no surprise seeing the actor amassing a whopping net worth of $70 million. He made his wealth from movies, TV shows, and other business endeavors.
The Mission: Impossible star is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 3 inches. He also has an ideal body weight of 86 kg (190 lb). In addition to this, Jean Reno has dark brown hair and brown eyes. His other body measurements including chest, biceps, and hips are currently unknown.