Gilles Marini Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Also Known For :
Children's Activist, Model, TV Actor
Birth Place :
Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Zodiac Sign :
Chinese Zodiac :
Birth Element :
Childhood And Early Life
Actor Gilles Marini was born on the 26 January 1976 in Grasse, France where his family owned a bakery. His mother is Italian and his father, Greek. After high school he did his military service in the French Army, working as a fireman in the Fire Brigade in Paris.
Rise To Fame
During his time in Paris, he began modeling. Gilles then went to the United States to work as a model and began to appear in television commercials. This led to an interest in acting, and he made his film debut in Screech of the Decapitated (2005).
He rose to prominence when offered the role of Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie (2008). Other work includes Criminal Minds (2005), Ugly Betty (2006), Dirty Sexy Money (2007) and Pirates of the Caribbean (2007).
Gilles has been seen on television on Ugly Betty (2006), Dirty Sexy Money (2007), Criminal Minds (2005), Windfall (2006) and in several soap operas, including The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Passions (1999). His recent film credits include "One and the Other" (L'Une et L'Autre (2007)), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (2006). In September 2017, he joined the cast of the US soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful for two episodes.
A naturalized US citizen (2012), Gilles is married to Carole, and they have two children, daughter Juliana and a son Georges. The family live in Southern California.
He enjoys sport and is a soccer fan, playing for the Hollywood United Team. He is also a supporter of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Marini actively involved with the Maximum Hope Foundation.