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Gilles Marini Actor
Professional partner: To beCheryl announcedBurke

Bio: 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.

Born and raised in France, Gilles joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he acted as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. After fulfilling his military duties, Gilles decided to go to the United States to learn English while working as a model. Gilles, who has appeared in series such as "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," and "Criminal Minds," will next be seen as Vanessa Redgrave's husband on FX's "Nip/Tuck."

Gilles currently resides in California with his wife Carole, son Georges, and daughter Juliana. (ABC.com)