Le Beau: Jean-Baptiste Maunier
Jean-Baptiste Maunier was born on the 22nd December 1990 at Brignoles in the Var, France.
After he graduated from highschool, Jean-Baptiste flew to the United States to spend a year at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in order to improve his acting skills.
When he entered Class Six he was asked to make a choice between various activities. He selected singing and became a member of the Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc, thereby following the example of his father who was himself a member of the Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Raphael.
The following story, you surely know it already. Christophe Barratier, director of Les Choristes discoved Jean-Baptiste and his extraordinary voice during a casting to find the choir who was going to sing in this film’s soundtrack. ( I shall do a movie review of this in the near future)
Jean-Baptiste left the choir in February 2005 so as to be able to devote more time to his studies, which are a priority, and to his career as an actor.
Jean-Baptiste remains very keen on the cinema! So, in April and August 2005, he took part in a television series for France 2 directed by Herve BASLE.
Jean-Baptiste also takes part in charity work, such as “Les etoiles de l’Espoir”. However, the best-known are “Les Enfoires”. They are organised to help finance the “Restos du Coeur”.
Text taken from : http://www.jbmaunier.net/en/biographie.html