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Gilles Marini () (born January 26, 1976) is a French-American actor. He is known for having appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie and in the American TV show Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent.

Life and career

Marini was born in Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France to a Greek mother and Italian father. After working as a baker in his father's bakery since he was eight years old and graduating from high school, Gilles joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he acted as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. It was in Paris where Marini met Fred Goudon, a photographer who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, he went to the United States to learn English while working as a model. He began his career as a model in his early twenties. One of his first jobs was a television commercial for Bud Light beer. He made his acting debut at the age of 29, in the 2005 horror flick Screech of the Decapitated.

He played Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie in which he did a full frontal nude scene. He has been seen on Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions. His recent film credits include One and the Other (L'Une et L'Autre) and The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down. On February 8, 2009, it was announced that Marini would participate in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Cheryl Burke. He also took part in the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars for another chance to win the mirrorball trophy. He danced with season 14 winner, Peta Murgatroyd. They were the eighth couple eliminated from the competition.

He was introduced as a recurring character on ABC's hit family drama Brothers & Sisters. He played Luc Laurent, the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character Sarah Walker in what was originally was supposed to be a five episode arc, but was promoted to a series regular. The series was cancelled in May 2011 after the fifth season ended. He also appeares as Bay Kennish's biological father, Angelo Sorrento, in Switched at Birth. On September 18, it was announced that he would become a series regular for the second season.

Marini became an American citizen in June 2012. Marini said after being sworn in as an American citizen that he was very emotional and very proud to be an American now. He also said that it was ten years in the making to become a US citizen.

Dancing with the Stars performances

On May 19, 2009, Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson & her partner Mark Ballas won the competition, beating Gilles & Cheryl by less than 1%.

Gilles and his partner Cheryl Burke came in 2nd Place of the American TV dance competition Dancing with the Stars.

Season 8: Celebrity Partner Gilles Marini Average: 28.1 Placed: 2nd:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Addicted to Love" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Kryptonite" 9 9 9 Safe
3 Samba/ "El Matador" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Argentine Tango/ "Assassin's Tango" 10 10 10 Safe
5 Paso Doble/ "Habanera" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Jive/ "Dance, Dance" 9 8 9 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/ "I Go to Sleep" 9 9 9 Safe
8 Lindy Hop/ "Go Daddy-O"
Tango/ "Womanizer"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
9 Foxtrot/ "Fever"
Rumba/ "Sexual Healing"
10
9
9
9
10
9
Safe
10
Semi-finals
Waltz/ "Come Away with Me"
Salsa/ "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
10
10
10
10
10
10
Safe
11
Finals
Paso Doble/ "So What"
Freestyle/ "Flashdance (What a Feeling)"
Argentine Tango/ "Assassin's Tango"
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
Second Place
He appears also on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 15) with partner Peta Murgatroyd. They were eliminated in week 8, coming in 6th place.

Family

He married his wife, Carole, in 1998. They have two children, a son Georges and a daughter, Julianna.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2005 Screech of the Decapitated Henri Direct-to-video
2006 The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down Attractive man in club
2007 Stand Up Photographer
2008 Sex and the City Dante
2012 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Captain of the Guard/Paolo the Squire Voices
2012 Scruples Renee Dufaux Television film
Television
Year Film Role Notes
2005"2007 The Bold and the Beautiful French waiter / Jean Claude 2 episodes
2006 Passions Italian Bicycle Rider 1 episode
2006 Criminal Minds Curt "The Fisher King: Part 1"
2006 Windfall French Man "The Getaway"
2006 Ugly Betty Jean-Luc "Queens for a Day"
2007 Dirty Sexy Money Italian Designer "The Lions"
2008 West Hollywood La Serie Sebastien
2008 Tellement vrai
2009 Nip/Tuck Renaldo Panettiere "Alexis Stone", "Alexis Stone Part II"
2009"2011 Brothers & Sisters Luc Laurent 35 episodes
Recurring; Season 4
Main Cast; Season 5
2011 Castle Tobias Strange "Poof, You're Dead"
2011 Royal Pains Niko "Listen to the Music"
2011 Modern Family Julian "Go Bullfrogs!"
2011" present Switched at Birth Angelo Recurring
2011"2012 Hot in Cleveland Captain Lebeau "Beards", "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3"
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Robert "The Foodie"
2012 "Giant Baby" Italian Chef Pilot for TVLand


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