Jean-Pascal Zadi, born on 22 August 1980 in Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis), is a French director, actor and rapper. He started out as a musician with the group La Cellule, from Caen.
He then started directing in 2005 with a documentary entitled Des halls aux bacs on independent French rap. He then directed three self-produced films between 2008 and 2011: Cramé in 2008, African Gangster in 2010 and Sans pudeur ni morale in 2011.
Released in 2020, the comedy Tout simplement noir won him the César for best male hopeful.