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AboutMarc Lavoine is a French actor, lyricist, photographer, singer and writer, born on August 6, 1962 in Longjumeau, France. During his teens, he hesitated between acting & singing & started to write songs. However, at 16, he became a member of an acting club & was an usher at Paris' Olympia. He attended many concerts with French stars & met composer & producer Fabrice Aboulker (real name Fabrice Chapuis-Aboulker, born on July 15, 1959). In 1982, Marc was sent to Lyon to be part of a hard-rock band, Your Vice, but the experience was finally short & he went back to Paris. Still hesitating between acting & singing, he played a role in "Pause Café" in 1981, which star was Véronique Jannot.

First record
In 1983, Marc signed to Philips & released his first 7" single, "Je N'Sais Même Plus De Quoi J'Ai L'Air". The following year, he became known with his single "Pour Une Biguine Avec Toi". In 1985, his song "Elle A Les Yeux Revolver" became one of the teenagers' favourite song : he released his debut album Le Parking Des Anges the same year. In 1987, he released Fabrique, his second album. One of the singles was "Qu'Est-Ce Que T'Es Belle", a duet with Rita Mitsouko leader Catherine Ringer. The romantic singer started to show another face of him. In 1989, he released his third album, Les Amours Du Dimanche..., that sold 300,000 copies. Marc started to be one of the best.
In 1992, two singles were successful. "Paris", title track of his fourth album, was a tribute to the French capital & "L'Amour De Trente Secondes" was about the life of a prostitute. The following year, he signed to RCA/BMG & released his fifth album Faux Rêveur.

Encounters
Marc never gave up acting. In 1994, Claude Chabrol directed the film "L'Enfer" in which Marc was acting with Emmanuelle Béart. In 1995, Jérôme Savary directed the musical "Cabaret", in which Marc played. The same year, he recorded a duet with Véronique Sanson, "Une Nuit Sur Son Épaule".
In 1996, he released his sixth album Lavoine-Matic, the single "C'Est Ça La France" was an anthem of tolerance & he received a Victoire De La Musique for "Video". The prize was given by his friend Princess Erika, who sang the duet on "Les Hommes Sont Des Femmes Comme Les Autres".
In 1999, his seventh album Septième Ciel came out. The first single from the album was "Les Tournesols". Marc worked with Jean-Jacques Goldman & Pascal Obispo for some songs.

Eighth album
In 2001, Marc left RCA/BMG, signed to Mercury France/Universal & released his eighth album, self-titled & recorded with a philharmonic orchestra. The album included duets with Cristina Marocco, an Italian singer & actress, Françoise Hardy, a well-known singer, & Claire Keim, an actress.
In 2003, he released the single "Dis-Moi Que L'Amour...", featuring Bambou, from his live album Olympia Deux Mille Trois. The same year, he was the co-star of Marc Esposito's film "Le Cœur Des Hommes".
In 2005, Marc's ninth album L'Heure D'Été came out. Recorded at London's Abbey Road studio, Paris' Gang studio & Suresnes' Guillaume Tell studio, it included the singles "Je Me Sens Si Seul", "Toi Mon Amour" & "J'Espère", a duet with Vietnamese Quynh Anh. Early 2006, he was the star of Marc Esposito's second film "Toute La Beauté Du Monde". In 2007, he released his 2 Best Of Les Duos De Marc & Les Solos De Marc, both certified gold. He also played in 2 films, like Marc Esposito's "Le Cœur Des Hommes 2".

Volume 10
In 2009, Marc released his tenth album Volume 10, recorded at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound studio & composed by Fabrice Aboulker, Bertrand Burgalat & Christophe Casanave. It included 2 duets : "La Grande Amour" with Valérie Lemercier & "Lentement" with his daughter Yasmine Lavoine. The singles from the album were "La Semaine Prochaine", "Reviens Mon Amour", "Rue Des Acacias" & "Demande-Moi". In 2009 & 2010, he played in 3 films. In December 2011, he signed to Barclay. In 2012, his eleventh album Je Descends Du Singe came out, all the tracks have been written by Marc & composed by Christophe Casanave.

In 2015, Marc released his first novel, based on his father, L'Homme Qui Ment. The following year, he performed a vocal trio with Cœur De Pirate and Arthur H for the musical Les Souliers Rouges, based on Hans Christian Andersen's novel.

Writing and production credits
As Marc Lavoine
Roger Secco Augier-Secco (CBS)
Christian Barham J'Te Raconte Pas & Une Heure À Peine Que J'T'Aime (Philips)
Doll J'Travaille Au Couic & Toutes Les Mêmes (Philips)
Christian Barham Les Filles Sont Folles and La Java Rock (Philips)
Christian Barham Laisse-Toi Faire L'Amour Avec Moi (Bandit Records)
Teddy Boy Merci Beaucoup Mister Trenet & Rock À Mort (Bandit Records)
Charlots Parod'Hit Parade (Polygram France)
Patrick Loiseau Prends-Moi Au Sérieux (Polygram France)
Sabine Guérin Amoureux Chinois, La Gueule Du Loup & Je Ne Fais Pas Là Où On Me Dit De... (Polydor/PolyGram)
Christian Barham C'Est La Terre & Je T'Écris (Bandit Records)
Patti Layne Évadez-Moi, Extrême Je T'Aime and Passion Attack (Bandit Records)
Patti Layne Fille De L'Hiver and Northern Girl (Philips)
Martine St-Clair Caribou (RCA/BMG)
Patrick Juvet Solitudes (Polygram France)
Tristan Les Femmes Et Les Enfants D'Abord ! (Dreyfus France)
Patricia Kaas Je Te Dis Vous (Columbia/Sony Music)
Alain Lanty Elle Est Bonne (Polygram France)
Bart Herman Café De La Gare (Dino)
Jane Birkin À La Légère (Mercury)
Flying Pickets Vox Pop (Arcade Records)
Sylvie Vartan Sensible (Mercury)
Florent Pagny Recréation (Mercury France/Universal)
Marc Laurens Paris-New York (Mercury France/Universal)
Jenifer Jenifer (Universal/Island)
Johnny Hallyday À La Vie, À La Mort ! (Mercury France/Universal)
Frédéric Lerner Être Libre (Columbia/Sony Music)
Chimène Badi Dis-Moi Que Tu M'Aimes (Disc Az France)
Régine Made In Paname (Warner Music France)
Collectif Contre La Discrimination La France Est Plus Forte Avec Toi (Mercury France/Universal)
Ben Ricour L'Aventure (Warner Music France)
Élisa Tovati Je Ne Mâche Pas Les Mots (Mercury France/Universal)
Damien Sargue Damien Sargue (Mercury France/Universal)
Gérard Darmon On S'Aime (Disc Az France)
Calogero L'Embellie (Mercury France/Universal)
Sylvie Vartan Toutes Peines Confondues (RCA Records)
Florent Pagny Tout Et Son Contraire (Disc Az France)
Line Renaud Rue Washington (Warner Music France)
Mokaiesh Du Rouge Et Des Passions (Disc Az France)
Circus Circus (Universal/Polydor)
Élodie Frégé & Julien Voulzy C'Est L'Amour, Mon Amour (Moksha Productions)
Juliette Greco Ça Se Traverse Et C'Est Beau... (Universal Classics)
Florent Pagny Vieillir Avec Toi (Capitol France)
Margaux Avril Instantanés (Capitol France)
Najoua Belyzel Luna Del Sol -unreleased-
Les Enfoirés Au Rendez-Vous Des Enfoirés (Columbia/Sony Music)
Les Souliers Rouges (musical)
Julien Clerc À Nos Amours (Parlophone)
Jean-Baptiste Guégan Rester Le Même (Smart)
Julien Clerc Terrien (Play Two)

As M. Oats
Les Cherche Midi Les Cherche Midi (Rremark)

Filmography
Frankenstein 90 (Alain Jessua) - 1984
L'Enfer (Claude Chabrol) - 1994
Fiesta (Pierre Boutron) - 1995
Les Menteurs (Élie Chouraqui) - 1996
Cantique De La Racaille (Vincent Ravalec) - 1998
Le Double De Ma Moitié (Yves Amoureux) - 1999
Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (Yvan Attal) - 2001 (himself)
Blanche (Bernie Bonvoisin) - 2002
The Good Thief (Neil Jordan) - 2002
Deception (Max Fischer) - 2003
Le Cœur Des Hommes (Marc Esposito) - 2003
Toute La Beauté Du Monde (Marc Esposito) - 2006
Arthur And The Invisibles (Luc Besson) - 2006 (voice)
Le Cœur Des Hommes 2 (Marc Esposito) - 2007
Si C'Était Lui... (Anne-Marie Étienne) - 2007 (previously known as "Un Amour Exemplaire")
Kung Fu Panda (Mark Osborne) - 2008 (voice)
Celle Que J'Aime (Élie Chouraqui) - 2009 (previously known as "Mon Beau-Père Est Un Con")
Korkoro (Tony Gatlif) - 2010
Les Meilleurs Amis Du Monde (Julien Rambaldi) - 2010
Arthur 3, The War Of The Two Worlds (Luc Besson) - 2010 (voice)
Les Tribulations D'Une Caissière (Pierre Rambaldi) - 2011
Mains Armées (Pierre Jolivet) - 2012
Le Cœur Des Hommes 3 (Marc Esposito) - 2013
Ma Maman Est En Amérique, Elle A Rencontré Buffalo Bill (Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel) - 2013 (voice)
La Liste De Mes Envies (Didier Le Pêcheur) - 2014
Sous Les Jupes Des Filles (Audrey Dana) - 2014
À Toute Épreuve (Antoine Blossier) - 2014
Papa Was Not A Rolling Stone (Sylvie Ohayon) - 2014
Le Talent De Mes Amis (Alex Lutz) - 2015
Love Addict (Franck Bellocq) - 2018
Wonder Park (Dylan Brown) - 2019 (voice)

Television
Pause-Café (Charles Bitsch) - 1981
Vice Vertu Et Vice Versa (Françoise Romand) - 1996
Le Juge Est Une Femme (Pierre Boutron) - 1998 (Episode "Le Rachat")
Evamag (Agnès Boury) - 2000 (Episode "Jamais Sans Mon Fils")
Dans La Gueule Du Loup (Didier Grousset) - 2001
Crossing Lines (Daniel Percival) - 2013
L'Emprise (Claude-Michel Rome) - 2015
Ne M'Abandonne Pas (Xavier Durringer) - 2016
Kepler(s) (Frédéric Schœndœrffer) - 2019 (previously known as "Charon")
L'École De La Vie (Elsa Bennett, Hippolyte Dard) - 2021 (Episode "Juliette")
Loin De Chez Moi (Frédéric Forestier) - 2021
I3P (Jérémy Minui) - 2022

Musical DVDs
Olympia Deux Mille Trois (Laurent Bergers) - 2003 (recorded at L'Olympia, Paris)
L'Heure D'Été - 2005
En Attendant Milo (Mona Kuhn) - 2010 (with Volume 10)
Des Jours De Silence (Benjamin Kutsko) - 2012 (with Je Descends Du Singe)

Marc is a member of Les Enfoirés & participates to caritative projects. He is also the founder of Papotin Association for autistic children.
Marc was first married to model Denise Paschall. They had a son, Simon, born in 1986. From 1995 to 2018, Marc was married to an authentic princess, Sarah Poniatowski. They have 3 children, Yasmine, born in 1998, Roman, born in 2007 & Milo, born in 2010. From 2020 to 2021, he was married to French/Vietnamese writer Line Papin, to whom he dedicated "Ma Papou".
In 2007, Marc got the distinction "Chevalier De La Légion D'Honneur" & in 2011, Christophe Casanave & Marc got the UNAC prize for the track "La Grande Amour" (from Volume 10).
Since late 2019, he is a jury member in The Voice, La Plus Belle Voix ninth season, aired in 2020 on TF1.

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