Born and raised in France, Marini joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he served as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. After fulfilling his military duties, he decided to come to the United States to learn English while working as a model.
Two years ago Marini took center stage on the dance floor with pro dance partner Cheryl Burke in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, quickly becoming a fan favorite. He has appeared in such other series as Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money and Criminal Minds, and as Vanessa Redgrave's husband on FX's Nip/Tuck.
Marini is a partner in a local southern California restaurant, La Vida. He currently resides in California with his wife, Carole, son Georges and daughter Juliana.
Gilles Marini Facts
|Birthday||January 26, 1976 (41)|
|Birthplace||Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France|
|Height||6' 1" (1m85) How tall is Gilles Marini compared to you?|