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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

BirthdayJanuary 26, 1976 (46)
BirthplaceGrasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Gilles Marini compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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