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Gilles Marini

Actor, Philanthropist, Adventurer

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 Gilles Marini Biography

NOW APPEARING as Angelo Sorrento in ABC Family’s critically acclaimed hit drama, Switched at Birth, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world.

Born to a Greek mother and Italian father in Grasse, a small city on the French Riviera, Marini worked in his father's bakery from the age of eight to his high-school graduation. Marini then joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he served as a fireman for the famous Paris Fire Brigade (Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris).

WHILE living and serving in Paris, he met photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English while working as a model. One of his first modeling jobs was a television commercial for Bud Light beer. Other commercials soon followed and in 2005 Marini made his movie acting debut in the horror flick Screech of the Decapitated.

Marini found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history in 2008's Sex and the City: The Movie.

CAPITALIZING on his SATC popularity, ABC cast Gilles in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars where he quickly became a fan favorite, finishing second by less than one percent of the votes. He was also invited to participate in the first ever All-Stars edition of DWTS after viewers voted Marini the "Best All-Time DWTS Contestant."

Marini was introduced as a recurring character on ABC's hit family drama Brothers & Sisters in Fall 2009. He played Luc Laurent, the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character Sarah Walker. Originally Marini was supposed to appear in a five-episode arc, but he was soon promoted to a series regular. The series was cancelled in May 2011, but remains a favorite with audiences worldwide, airing in syndicated reruns in more than 50 countries.

IN THE FALL of 2011 Gilles was cast in his current role as Angelo Sorrento in ABC Family's critically acclaimed family drama, Switched at Birth. Sorrento is the biological father of Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano), absent father of Daphne Vasquez (Katie LeClerc), and ex-boyfriend of Regina Vasquez (Constance Marie). Marini was originally cast on a recurring basis, but on September 18, 2012, it was announced he would become a series regular.

Television audiences have also seen Marini guest-starring in hit primetime series such as Castle, Modern Family, and Hot in Cleveland. Other appearances include Royal Pains, Are You There, Cheslea?, Nip/Tuck, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, and Windfall as well as daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions. Marini was named one of People Magazine's top ten "Sexiest Men Alive" for 2009. His portrait is featured in celebrity photographer John Russo’s book, About Face, published by Pixie Press Worldwide.

PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL chose Gilles Marini to be the face of its new Axist clothing line in 2011, citing his effortless style, worldly wisdom and off-the-cuff wit as "the perfect embodiment of the brand. Athlete, family man, actor and dancer, this French-born Italian soccer-player has truly experienced many of the things life has to offer. Known both on the big screen and the small screen ... no one exemplifies this aesthetic more than Marini." Their "Reasons to Axist" campaign featuring Gilles won the 2013 Miami Gold Addy Award.

Marini became an American citizen in June 2012 and, in an emotional interview after being sworn in as an American citizen, said he was very proud to be an American now. He also said becoming a US citizen was a dream that took ten years to achieve.

MARINI and his wife, Carole, live in Southern California. They have a son, Georges, and a daughter, Juliana. Marini loves cooking, spending time with his family, meeting and talking to people, and sports such as soccer and MMA

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Gilles Marini

Actor, Philanthropist, Adventurer

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Gilles Marini Biography

NOW APPEARING as Angelo Sorrento in ABC Family’s critically acclaimed hit drama, Switched at Birth, Gilles Marini’s charm and zest for life is attracting fans all over the world.

Born to a Greek mother and Italian father in Grasse, a small city on the French Riviera, Marini worked in his father's bakery from the age of eight to his high-school graduation. Marini then joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he served as a fireman for the famous Paris Fire Brigade (Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris).

WHILE living and serving in Paris, he met photographer Fred Goudon, who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, Marini went to the United States to learn English while working as a model. One of his first modeling jobs was a television commercial for Bud Light beer. Other commercials soon followed and in 2005 Marini made his movie acting debut in the horror flick Screech of the Decapitated.

Marini found himself in the international spotlight after appearing in what some have called the second greatest shower scene in film history in 2008's Sex and the City: The Movie.

CAPITALIZING on his SATC popularity, ABC cast Gilles in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars where he quickly became a fan favorite, finishing second by less than one percent of the votes. He was also invited to participate in the first ever All-Stars edition of DWTS after viewers voted Marini the "Best All-Time DWTS Contestant."

Marini was introduced as a recurring character on ABC's hit family drama Brothers & Sisters in Fall 2009. He played Luc Laurent, the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character Sarah Walker. Originally Marini was supposed to appear in a five-episode arc, but he was soon promoted to a series regular. The series was cancelled in May 2011, but remains a favorite with audiences worldwide, airing in syndicated reruns in more than 50 countries.

IN THE FALL of 2011 Gilles was cast in his current role as Angelo Sorrento in ABC Family's critically acclaimed family drama, Switched at Birth. Sorrento is the biological father of Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano), absent father of Daphne Vasquez (Katie LeClerc), and ex-boyfriend of Regina Vasquez (Constance Marie). Marini was originally cast on a recurring basis, but on September 18, 2012, it was announced he would become a series regular.

Television audiences have also seen Marini guest-starring in hit primetime series such as Castle, Modern Family, and Hot in Cleveland. Other appearances include Royal Pains, Are You There, Cheslea?, Nip/Tuck, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, and Windfall as well as daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions. Marini was named one of People Magazine's top ten "Sexiest Men Alive" for 2009. His portrait is featured in celebrity photographer John Russo’s book, About Face, published by Pixie Press Worldwide.

PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL chose Gilles Marini to be the face of its new Axist clothing line in 2011, citing his effortless style, worldly wisdom and off-the-cuff wit as "the perfect embodiment of the brand. Athlete, family man, actor and dancer, this French-born Italian soccer-player has truly experienced many of the things life has to offer. Known both on the big screen and the small screen ... no one exemplifies this aesthetic more than Marini." Their "Reasons to Axist" campaign featuring Gilles won the 2013 Miami Gold Addy Award.

Marini became an American citizen in June 2012 and, in an emotional interview after being sworn in as an American citizen, said he was very proud to be an American now. He also said becoming a US citizen was a dream that took ten years to achieve.

MARINI and his wife, Carole, live in Southern California. They have a son, Georges, and a daughter, Juliana. Marini loves cooking, spending time with his family, meeting and talking to people, and sports such as soccer and MMA

Gilles Marini Videos

  • Gilles Marini Interview: GLAAD Media Awards - YouTube
  • Christina Cindrich interviews Actor Gilles Marini - YouTube
  • Gilles Marini Interview on Brothers and Sisters - YouTube

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  • How to book Gilles Marini?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gilles Marini for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Gilles Marini, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gilles Marini or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gilles Marini?

    Booking fees for Gilles Marini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gilles Marini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gilles Marini?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gilles Marini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gilles Marini for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gilles Marini or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gilles Marini or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gilles Marini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gilles Marini for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Gilles Marini generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Drew Lachey, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy and Cristian de la Fuente. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gilles Marini for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Gilles Marini Speaker Videos

  • Gilles Marini Interview: GLAAD Media Awards - YouTube
    Christina Cindrich interviews Actor Gilles Marini - YouTube
  • Gilles Marini Interview on Brothers and Sisters - YouTube

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