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Gilles Marini: The Acting Was Extremely Difficult

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On ‘Switched At Birth’, Gilles Marini plays a father trying to connect with his daughter who's deaf. Here he is in pretty rough shape after getting into a car accident at the end of last week's episode.

Fun facts about Gilles Marini: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is a French-American actor. He is known for having appeared in Sex and the City 2 and in the American television series Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent.

2) played Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie, in which he did a full frontal nude scene. He has appeared on Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, The Bold and the Beautiful,Passionsand "2 Broke Girls". His film credits include One and the Other (L'Une et L'Autre) and The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down. On February 8, 2009, it was announced that Marini would participate in the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner was Cheryl Burke. He also took part in the fifteenth season of Dancing with the Stars for another chance to win the mirrorball trophy. He danced with season fourteen winner, Peta Murgatroyd. They were the eighth couple eliminated from the competition, alongside Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

3) He was introduced as a recurring character on ABC's hit family drama Brothers & Sisters. He played Luc Laurent, the French love interest of Rachel Griffiths' character Sarah Walker in what was originally was supposed to be a five episode arc, but was promoted to a series regular. The series was cancelled in May 2011, after the fifth season ended. He also appears as Bay Kennish's biological father, Angelo Sorrento, in Switched at Birth. On September 18, it was announced that he would become a series regular for the second season.

‘Switched At Birth’ airs Monday nights at 8:00pm on ABC Family.

Twitter: @GillesMarini

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