As a teenager, Amal was fascinated by the character of Antigone. She renewed contact years later with the heroine of the Greek tragedy: "I played several Antigones under the direction of Nabyl Lahlou. This rebellious and idealistic woman never really left me”, she says. Actress Amal Ayouch was revealed in Hakim Noury's film “A Woman’s Destiny”, for which she won the Best Performance Award at the Casablanca National Film Festival in 1998. Today, she has no less than thirty films and plays to her credit. Being fond of biology, she enrolled at the School of Pharmacy in Montpellier, France, but never abandoned the idea of ​​finding the pleasure of comedy: "In 1988, I played in “Bajazet”, my first semi-professional play. Since then, I have never stopped moving around”, she says. She remained eight years in France and met during that period her partner in life and father of her children. It was "a marriage of love and an immense joy. There is a great respect and a common state of mind between us.", she adds. Amal Ayouch makes one movie after another. Although she is a discreet woman, she is exposed to the limelight: "I became a public figure and everyone used to confide to me. Suddenly, one dilutes one's own story into something larger. Acting socialized me and allowed me to break my shell; acting taught me to live and love better. Theater, too, matters to her: "The stage is for me the space where one transcends his or her own self. It is truly the place of creation for an actor and contact with the public is galvanizing! After watching the theatrical production of “Violenscène” , of testimonies of single mothers gathered from single mothers of the “Solidarité feminine” NGO, of which she is the sponsor, Amal Ayouch continued to defend their cause in the book “ À hautes voix” (“Out loud”’), published by Le Fennec publishers. Pushed by the same commitment, she chose to adapt the novel by Driss Chraïbi, “La Civilisation, ma Mère! ...where she is the female character in a play that she has performed for more than three years in many countries. 


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