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Gilles Marini

Gilles Marini

Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as Dante, the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's Samantha in the Sex and the City movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. On ABC's Brothers & Sisters, he plays Luc Laurent, French boyfriend to Rachel Griffiths' Sarah Walker.

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.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Gilles Marini Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1976 (41)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceGrasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Gilles Marini compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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