Gilles Marini was serving in the French army in Paris when he met photographer Fred Goudon, who recommended a different line of work. Marini began working as a model on the side and, after his tour of duty was over, moved to the United States to pursue it full-time. He eventually transitioned into acting with roles in commercials and appearances on shows like Ugly Betty. He played the well-remembered role of Dante in the Sex and the City movie and participated in season eight of Dancing with the Stars. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi