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Gilles Marini Biography

Birth Place:
Grasse, France
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Born to a Greek mother and an Italian father
  • Began working in his father's bakery at age 8
  • Joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he was introduced to modeling by photographer Fred Goudon
  • After completing his military service, moved to the United States to pursue a modeling career
  • Best known for playing "the naked guy," Dante, in the Sex and the City movie
  • Paired with professional dancer Cheryl Burke for the eighth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars
  • Became an American citizen in June 2012


  • Juliana -- Daughter
  • Georges -- Son
  • Carole -- Wife