Nathanaël Maïni is a French actor who has worked on several projects, including A Prophet (2009), Ugly Betty (2006), and Cannabis (2016).
His parents ran a bookstore called “Le Roi Lire” in Bastia, where this Corsican man in his forties grew up surrounded by books. At 16, he began studying drama at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique d’Avignon because of his precocity and his interest in the theater. During this period, he learned the basics of painting and developed his artistic universe.
- Eye color: Blue
- Hair color: Black
Family and ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Christian and his mother’s name is Marie-Jeanne. Both of them own a bookstore.
Relations/Wife & Kids
Not much is known about his personal life.
His first feature film was in 2003 named The Clan where he played the character of Gael Morel. His TV Debut was with Mafiosa (2010) from season 2 to 4 as Louis Choquette. Among the highlights of his career, A Prophet by Jacques Audiard in 2009 and especially Les Anonymes by Pierre Schoeller in 2012, gave him a new lease of life. Fidélio by Lucie Borleteau in 2013 and Vie Sauvage by Cédric Kahn in 2014 are just a few examples.
The film ‘I Am a Soldier, by Laurent Larivière, was selected in the “Un certain regard” category at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, which earned him the honor of walking the famous red carpet at the Palais des Festivals with the film crew. , including Louise Bourgoin and Jean-Luc Anglade. At the Jean Carmet Film Festival the same year, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in this film.
The roles he has performed on French television (Disparus, Le rape, Les Héritières, etc.), series (Cannabis, Duel au Soleil, etc.), short films, and documentaries are countless. After becoming an actor (cinema, television and theatre), he succeeded in becoming a director, working in particular with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Comédie Française), Jean-Claude Penchenat (Théâtre du Campagnol), and Jean-Le Scouarnec (Théâtre de l’Echange).
“I went to school to become an actor, but directing is an art that I learned concretely by creating alongside personalities from very different worlds. Today, my imagination is made up of all their influences”.
Christopher Robba, president of AS Talents in Paris, is the agent who manages his film and television career.
If he creates one or two plays a year, Nathaniel makes sure to keep control of his theatrical career through competition. “From now on, the worlds of cinema, television, and theater are no longer compartmentalized. There is no longer a problem to switch from one to the other. And it’s even fun ”
Facts / Anecdotes
- Nathanael Maïni loves swimming and says he swims three times a week. In general, he likes to indulge in other physical activities that keep him fit.
- Staying close to nature is something he loves.
- His first picture on Instagram was a picture of himself looking far away with his clear blue eyes. It was posted on December 19, 2019, with the caption “Seeing Clearly.”
- He has a habit of marking the coordinates for whenever he goes bicycling on his fingers so that he never gets lost.
- Some of his hobbies include Horseriding, swimming, fencing, waterfalls, dancing, and singing.
- He has done the role in the famous Hollywood series, Ugly Betty. He says,
“I also have Hollywood experience in the Ugly Betty series. I was confined to a somewhat caricatural role of “Frenchy”. It was still a great experience and I discovered new working methods,” he admits.