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Born on January 26, 1976 in Grasse, France, Gilles Marini is an actor best known for playing the role of Samantha’s hot neighbor on the Sex and the City movie. He worked as a baker in his father’s bakery since he was eight years old and graduation from high school. He then joined the French army which was stationed in Paris, where he became a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. It was famous photographer Fred Goudon, however, whom he met in Paris, who introduced him to the world of modeling. He then decided to move to the US and learn English after his military duties to pursue modeling.
Gilles Marini was in his early 20s when he started modeling professionally. One of his first jobs was for a commercial for Bud Light, followed by his acting debut in the 2005 horror picture Screech of the Decapitated when he was 29. He then went on to play several roles in television, such as on Ugly Betty, Dirty, Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Windfall, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Passions. However, he became famous for playing Samantha’s neighbor in the box office hit Sex and the City the movie. Marini was also in Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down.
Marini is among the 13 stars in the eighth season of the ABC dancing competition Dancing with the Stars, where he earned second place. Since then, he has made appearances on Brothers and Sisters, Nip/Tuck, and Castle.