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French-American actor and model, Gilles Marini, finished second place on the eighth season of dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.
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"It's inexplicable the love I have for this country. I'm on 'cloud nine' and I can't get down."
Outside of his career, the French actor and model loves all sports, and enjoys sharing his passion for sports with his son. He is a known Los Angeles Lakers fan, and in his spare time, plays soccer on both a neighborhood team and the Hollywood United Soccer Team.
Marini is extremely involved with the Maximum Hope Foundation,
a charity that raises money for families with terminally ill children. He donates both his time and resources to the organization.
Marini lives in Southern California with his wife, Carole, and two children, Georges and Juliana.
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