April 8, 1982
Miami, Florida, U.S.A
Adrian Bellani (born Gerardo Celasco; April 8, 1982) is an American actor of Italian and Salvadorian descent. He is best known as the second actor to play the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald (a role originated in 1999 by Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives fame) on the NBC daytime drama, Passions.
As a child, Bellani moved to his parent's home country El Salvador with his family. He received his schooling at the American School of El Salvador (Escuela Americana). There, Bellani not only competed in international horse jumping competitions, but he won and was invited to compete in the AASCA Central America Games representing his country. Bellani also became a very accomplished volleyball player and once again he found himself invited to partake in the Central America Games. The team that he played for won the Central American tournament. Bellani was privileged to train with the El Salvador National team. later returned to the United States to study finance at Southern Methodist University. Bellani went on to receive a finance degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after, Salvadoran fashion photographer Roberto Aguilar asked him to be the face of the Toni & Guy Bed Head campaign. He also appeared in Frankie J's music video for his song And I Had You There.
People en Español Magazine voted him to be one of the 25 hottest Latin bachelors in the world (2006). In 2007, Bellani appeared with co-star Heidi Mueller on The Tyra Banks Show to help host Tyra through "soap opera school".
- "Who, Where and Wow!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-13. p. 32.