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
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Carole (m. 1998)
Children 2
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 2 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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Addicted to Love" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Quickstep / "Kryptonite" 9 9 9 Safe
3 Samba / "El Matador" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Argentine Tango / "Assassin's Tango" 10 10 10 Safe
5 Paso Doble / "Habanera" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Jive / "Dance, Dance" 9 8 9 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "I Go to Sleep" 9 9 9 Safe
8 Lindy Hop / "Go Daddy-O"
Tango / "Womanizer"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
9 Foxtrot / "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Jive / "Don't Stop Me Now" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Safe
3
Iconic dances
Tango / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Safe
4
Opponents choices
Bollywood / "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" 10 9.5 / 10* 10 Safe
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


  • Additional score from guest judge: singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Abdul.
  • For that week's salsa trio challenge, Marini & Murgatroyd chose Chelsie Hightower to dance alongside them.

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
Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Screech of the Decapitated Henri Michael Tarzian Direct-to-video
2006 Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down, TheThe Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down Attractive man in club Paul Sapiano
2007 Stand Up Photographer Michael Rainin
L'Une et L'Autre Gilles Pierre Chemaly Short
2008 Sex and the City 2 Dante Michael Patrick King
2012 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Captain of the Guard/Paolo the Squire's voices Raman Hui Short
2014 The List Dr. Antonio Rosenblatt Harris Goldberg
The Last Rescue Bruno Travert Eric Colley Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Director Notes
2005 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful French waiter Deveney Kelly TV Series (1 Episode)
2006 Passions Italian bicycle rider TV Series (1 Episode)
Criminal Minds Curt Edward Allen Bernero TV Series (1 Episode : "The Fisher King: Part 1")
Windfall French man TV Series (1 Episode : "The Getaway")
Ugly Betty Jean-Luc James Hayman TV Series (1 Episode : "Queens for a Day")
2007 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Jean-Claude Cynthia J. Popp TV Series (1 Episode)
Dirty Sexy Money Italian Designer Michael Grossman TV Series (1 Episode : "The Lions")
2008 Tellement vrai Jean-Pierre Petit TV Series
West Hollywood La Serie Sebastien Fabien Hameline TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Nip/Tuck Renaldo Panettiere John Stuart Scott
Tim Hunter
TV Series (2 Episodes
2009–2011 Brothers & Sisters Luc Laurent TV Series (35 Episodes)
2011 Castle Tobias Strange Millicent Shelton TV Series (1 Episode : "Poof! You're Dead")
Royal Pains Niko Constantine Makris TV Series (1 Episode : "Listen to the Music"
Modern Family Julian Scott Ellis TV Series (1 Episode : "Go Bullfrogs!")
2012 Scruples Renee Dufaux Michael Sucsy TV Movie
Are You There, Chelsea? Robert Gail Mancuso TV Series (1 Episode : "The Foodie")
Hot in Cleveland Captain Lebeau Andy Cadiff
David Trainer
TV Series (2 Episodes)
2013 Kirstie Michel Andy Cadiff TV Series (1 Episode : "Pilot")
2013–2014 2 Broke Girls Nicolas Saintcroix Don Scardino
Phill Lewis
TV Series (7 Episodes)
2011–present Switched at Birth Angelo Sorrento Mainly Steve Miner TV 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