Who is Sami Outalbali and What Sexuality Does He Practice, Is He Gay?

Who is Sami Outalbali?

Sami Outalbali is a French actor who was born in Poissy, Yvelines, on 19 March 1999. He has Moroccan and Guadeloupean ancestry. At the age of 3, he appeared in a Disney advertisement. He rose to prominence for portraying Ilyes on the OCS drama series Grown Ups (2016–2019) and gained international recognition for his role as Rahim in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education (2020–2021). He is also known for his roles in the supernatural series Mortel (2019–2021) and the drama film A Tale of Love and Desire (2021).

Who Is Sami Outalbali And What Sexuality Does He Practice Is He Gay
Sami Outalbali

What is Sami Outalbali’s Sexuality?

Though Sami is currently single and has not revealed about his past relationships or current relationship. People think he is gay due to his character in Sex Education, but he is straight. Sami Outalbali is not gay, he is straight, which rings out that he prefers ladies to men.



Sami had his breakout role in the OCS teen drama series Grown Ups (French: Les Grands; 2016–2019), created by Vianney Lebasque, in which he portrays Ilyes, a gay high school student coming to terms with his sexuality. In 2018, he appeared in the first part of the Arte miniseries Proud (French: Fiertés), created by Philippe Faucon. In 2019, he starred in Laurent Micheli’s Lola and Benjamin Parent’s Un vrai bonhomme. That same year, he also appeared in the Netflix supernatural series Mortel as a missing teenager called Reda, the older brother of Sofiane (Carl Malapa).

In 2019, he joined the cast of the second series of the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education in a recurring role. On the show, which marks his English-speaking debut, he portrays Rahim Harrack, a French exchange student who becomes a love interest of Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa). He also returned for the show’s third series. In August 2020, he starred in the music video for the single “Coup de Blues/Soleil” by Bigflo & Oli.


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