Marianne James is a jazz musician. She holds a degree in musicology at the Sorbonne and won the first singing prize at the National Conservatory of Paris in 1980. Since 1989, Marianne James is known for her character Maria Ulrika Von Glott in the show "L ' Ultima Recital ", for which she won a Molière for the best musical show in 1999. The same year, she released her first record," Les Mandarines ".
In 2004, she took part, as a juror, in the show A la recherche de la Nouvelle Star, alongside Manu Katché, Dove Attia and André Manoukian. She acquired then an important notoriety, especially with the young televiewers. In 2005, she put on a musical show, "The whim of Marianne". In 2006, Marianne James released her first album, "Marianne James". She is a regular member of the show Les grands têtes on RTL. In 2009, she participated in the show Rendez-vous en terre inconnue on France 2. In 2012, she embarked on comedy and shot a series for the channel TF1.