Gilles Marini

Actor, Model, Firefighter
French-born model and actor Gilles Marini first turned heads as a model for Giorgio Armani before making his big screen breakout in "Sex and the City: The Movie" (2008). Born Jan. 26, 1976, Marini was raised in Southern ... Read more »
Born: 01/25/1976 in France

Filmography

Actor (22)

Brothers & Sisters 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Devious Maids 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Broke Girls 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The List 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Antonio Rosenblatt (Actor)

The McCarthys 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mysteries of Laura 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kirstie 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are You There, Chelsea? 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2011 (Tv Show)

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Royal Pains 2011 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 (Tv Show)

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Ugly Betty 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Windfall 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

French-born model and actor Gilles Marini first turned heads as a model for Giorgio Armani before making his big screen breakout in "Sex and the City: The Movie" (2008). Born Jan. 26, 1976, Marini was raised in Southern France by a Greek mother and Italian father. While serving as a firefighter with the French Army in Paris, Marini caught the eye of photographer Fred Goudon, who encouraged him to embark on a modeling career. Marini's dark good looks and ripped physique indeed led to a successful run in print and on fashion runways. When his career brought him to the United States, he stayed on in Los Angeles to break into acting - first landing a series of high profile television commercials before building up a resume with bit acting parts. He appeared in soaps "Passions" (NBC, 1999-2007) and "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS, 1987- ) and banked on his exotic looks to play sophisticated and alluring supporting roles on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006- ) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007- ).

Relationships

Carole Marini

Wife

Juliana Marini

Daughter

Georges Marini

Son

Milestones

2011

Joined cast of ABC Family drama "Switched at Birth"

2009

Joined the eighth season of ABC’s reality competition "Dancing With the Stars"

2009

Joined the cast of ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," playing Rachel Griffith's love interest

2008

Cast as Dante, Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) sexy next door neighbor in the "Sex and the City" movie

2007

Played a French pirate in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End"

2006

Appeared on an episode of "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

2005

Acting debut, "Screech of the Decapitated"

First appeared on TV in a commercial for Bud Light

Worked as a firefighter with the French Army in Paris

Began modeling after he was spotted by photographer Fred Goudon

Bonus Trivia

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Marini became an American citizen on June 27, 2012.

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