A veteran French director with a prolific stage and television career spanning six decades, Jean-Luc Moreau first entered into the world of show business with the intention of becoming an actor. He studied at the state-run National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris during the 1960s, where he was awarded prizes for modern and classic drama, and subsequently joined the ranks of the Comédie-Française, the highly prestigious French national theater company. After appearing in numerous productions there between 1969 and 1972, Moreau spent a few years acting on stage, in films and on television before deciding to become a director, helming his first play at Paris' Théâtre Edouard VII in 1975. As a stage director, the always-active Moreau has specialized in comedies and has helmed everything from Molière's "Don Juan" to Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple", all while also acting in numerous theatrical productions. As a TV director, he is best known for his work on the hospital sitcom "H", starring "Amelie" actor Jamel Debbouze, though small-screen audiences in France probably know him best as one of the judges on the comedy game show "On N'Demande Qu'à en Rire", on which he has been a regular guest since its debut in 2010. Nominated seven times for a Molière, France's answer to the Tony, Moreau has won the award once.