We met Gilles at the Hollywood Christmas parade where he was one of the celebrities to walk the red carpet. He talked to us about his career and revealed his Greek family name which was Galises.
Marini was born in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France to a Greek mother and Italian father. After working as a baker in his father’s bakery since he was eight years old and graduating from high school, Gilles joined the French army. It was in Paris where Marini met Fred Goudon, a famous 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.
Marini 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”.
He is most well-known for playing the role of Dante in Sex and the City. He has been seen on the television shows Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Windfall, Nip/Tuck as well as several daytime dramas, including The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions. His recent film credits include “One and the Other (L’Une et L’Autre),” and “The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down.” This fall he was introduced as a recurring character on ABC’s hit family drama Brothers & Sisters.
He has a wife, Carole, a son, Georges, and a daughter, Juliana.
(With information from Wikipedia)