Abel Jafri, was born in Tunisia, to a Touareg father and an Italian mother. He arrived in France when he was a baby. Started his career with theatre and followed workshop of Jack Waltzer (Stanislavski method) in Paris for five years and also that of Jack Garfein. Played in TV series, TV movies and in features movies. His latest feature: _Avant l'oubli (2004)_, relates the story of the Algerian war in France. Played also in Mel Gibson's movie "The passion of Christ".