Gilles Marini

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Gilles Marini
Gilles Marini in 2010.jpg
Marini at the Disney–ABC Television Group's Summer TCA Party in August 2010
Born(1976-01-26) January 26, 1976 (age 38)
Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Carole (m. 1998)
Children2
Website
www.gillesmarini.com
 
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Gilles Marini
Gilles Marini in 2010.jpg
Marini at the Disney–ABC Television Group's Summer TCA Party in August 2010
Born(1976-01-26) January 26, 1976 (age 38)
Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Carole (m. 1998)
Children2
Website
www.gillesmarini.com

Gilles Marini /ʒl məˈrni/ (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 television series Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent.

Early life[edit]

Marini was born in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France to a Greek mother and Italian father.[1] After working as a baker in his father's bakery since he was eight years old and high school, he joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he acted as a fireman for the Paris Fire Brigade. 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.

Career[edit]

He played Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie, in which he did a full frontal nude scene. He has appeared on Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, The Bold and the Beautiful,Passionsand "2 Broke Girls". His 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.[2] He also took part in the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars for another chance to win the mirrorball trophy.[3] He danced with season fourteen winner, Peta Murgatroyd. They were the eighth couple eliminated from the competition, alongside Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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,[4] but was promoted to a series regular.[5] The series was cancelled in May 2011, after the fifth season ended. He also appears 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.

Dancing with the Stars performances[edit]

Gilles and his professional partner, Cheryl Burke came in as the runners-up of the American televised ballroom dancing competition, Dancing with the Stars. On May 19, 2009, then-seventeen year old gymnast Shawn Johnson and her partner, Mark Ballas were crowned champions of that season, defeating Marini & Burke by 1%.

Season 8: with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke[edit]

Season average: 28.1

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha / "Addicted to Love"888Safe
2Quickstep / "Kryptonite"999Safe
3Samba / "El Matador"999Safe
4Argentine Tango / "Assassin's Tango"101010Safe
5Paso Doble / "Habanera"10910Safe
6Jive / "Dance, Dance"989Safe
7Viennese Waltz / "I Go to Sleep"999Safe
8Lindy Hop / "Go Daddy-O"
Tango / "Womanizer"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
9Foxtrot / "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


Season 15: with professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible"888Safe
2Jive / "Don't Stop Me Now"8.58.58.5Safe
3
Iconic dances
Tango / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"8.58.58.5Safe
4
Opponents choices
Bollywood / "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)"109.5 / 10*10Safe
5
Guilty pleasures
Rumba / "I Will Always Love You"
Team Gangnam (Freestyle) / "Gangnam Style"
10
9
9.5
9
10
9
Safe
6
Country Night
Cha-cha-cha / "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
Group country western dance / "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"/
"I Play Chicken with a Train"
9
Awarded
9
0
9.5
points
Safe
7
Dance fusion
Argentine Tango & Samba / "When I Get You Alone"
Swing dance marathon / "Do Your Thing"
9.5
Awarded
9.5
5 extra
9.5
points
Safe
8
Veterans Day/Trio dance challenge
Quickstep / "Danger Zone"
Salsa* / "Rebelion"
9.5
9.5
10
10
10
10
Eliminated


Personal life[edit]

Marini married his wife, Carole, in 1998. They have two children, a son Georges (born 1998) and a daughter, Julianna (born 2006).

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2005Screech of the DecapitatedHenriMichael TarzianDirect-to-video
2006Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down, TheThe Boys & Girls Guide to Getting DownAttractive man in clubPaul Sapiano
2007Stand UpPhotographerMichael Rainin
L'Une et L'AutreGillesPierre ChemalyShort
2008Sex and the CityDanteMichael Patrick King
2012Puss in Boots: The Three DiablosCaptain of the Guard/Paolo the Squire's voicesRaman HuiShort
2014The ListDr. Antonio RosenblattHarris Goldberg
The Last RescueBruno TravertEric ColleyPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2005Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulFrench waiterDeveney KellyTV Series (1 Episode)
2006PassionsItalian bicycle riderTV Series (1 Episode)
Criminal MindsCurtEdward Allen BerneroTV Series (1 Episode : "The Fisher King: Part 1")
WindfallFrench manTV Series (1 Episode : "The Getaway")
Ugly BettyJean-LucJames HaymanTV Series (1 Episode : "Queens for a Day")
2007Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulJean-ClaudeCynthia J. PoppTV Series (1 Episode)
Dirty Sexy MoneyItalian DesignerMichael GrossmanTV Series (1 Episode : "The Lions")
2008Tellement vraiJean-Pierre PetitTV Series
West Hollywood La SerieSebastienFabien HamelineTV Series (1 Episode)
2009Nip/TuckRenaldo PanettiereJohn Stuart Scott
Tim Hunter
TV Series (2 Episodes
2009–2011Brothers & SistersLuc LaurentTV Series (35 Episodes)
2011CastleTobias StrangeMillicent SheltonTV Series (1 Episode : "Poof! You're Dead")
Royal PainsNikoConstantine MakrisTV Series (1 Episode : "Listen to the Music"
Modern FamilyJulianScott EllisTV Series (1 Episode : "Go Bullfrogs!")
2012ScruplesRenee DufauxMichael SucsyTV Movie
Are You There, Chelsea?RobertGail MancusoTV Series (1 Episode : "The Foodie")
Hot in ClevelandCaptain LebeauAndy Cadiff
David Trainer
TV Series (2 Episodes)
2013KirstieMichelAndy CadiffTV Series (1 Episode : "Pilot")
2013–20142 Broke GirlsNicolas SaintcroixDon Scardino
Phill Lewis
TV Series (7 Episodes)
2011–presentSwitched at BirthAngelo SorrentoMainly Steve MinerTV Series (44 Episodes)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson
Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 8 (Spring 2009 with Cheryl Burke)
Succeeded by
Mýa & Dmitry Chaplin