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William Levy

William Levy

William Levy

Cuban actor William Levy has been chosen as one of the sexiest and more requested bachelors by People Magazine, in its Spanish edition. After having got a secondary role, he joined the staff of stars, impersonatiing “German”, the star’s best friend, in the TV soap opera “Olvidarte jamas”, broadcasted by Venevision, at 1 p.m.

 

William Levy was born in Cojimar, Cuba, whose full name is William Levy Gutiérrez (Born August 29, 1980) is a Cuban-American actor and former model.

 

He is of Jewish ancestry on his paternal grandfather’s side. William Levy migrated to Miami, Florida, when he was 14. He attended high school, after which he studied business administration on a baseball scholarship. He subsequently went to Los Angeles to study acting and continued his acting studies in Miami and Mexico City (CEA, Televisa).

 

William Levy worked as a model for the agency Next Models and was featured later in two reality shows broadcast by Telemundo: Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela. In 2005 he performed at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan Puerto Rico, starring in the play La Nena Tiene Tumbao.

 

His first debut on the Spanish language channel Univision was in the Venevision International production of Olvidarte Jamas. He later appeared in Mi Vida Eres Tu and Acorralada.

 

In 2008, he appeared in his first film Retazos de Vida directed by Viviana Cordero.

 

He was invited by television producer Carla Estrada to star in Pasión, his breakthrough in Mexican soap operas. His performance was so well received that Televisa later cast him as the lead in Cuidado con el Angel with actress and ex-RBD singer Maite Perroni. The show was first broadcast in Mexico in June 2008 and began airing in the United States in September 2008 on Univision. It averaged 45.7 million viewers per evening.

 

William Levy finished filming Sortilegio with actress Jacqueline Bracamontes on October 9, 2009 Sortilegio aired on Univision, and the finale drew 6.6 million viewers, beating ABC and CBS.

 

In November 2009, the actor lent his voice to the animated movie Planet 51 in its Spanish version. The movie opened on November 27 in Mexico and won an award for best animated Spanish-language film of 2009 (Premios Goya) From November 2009 to February 2010, William Levy toured several Mexican cities with the play Un Amante a la Medida, which later toured in the United States in June 2010.

 

William Levy is currently shooting the Mexican telenovela Triunfo del Amor, a remake of the Venezuelan classic Cristal, in which he once again shares credits with Maite Perroni. The telenovela aired on October, 25, 2010 in El Canal de las Estrellas. Pedro Torres, executive producer of Mujeres Asesinas, confirmed William Levy’s role in the third season of the popular Mexican series.

 

William Levy stars as Jennifer Lopez’s love interest in her music video I’m Into You, from her album Love?. It aired on the NBC Today Show on May 2, 2011.

 

William Levy and Maite Perroni will co-host the 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards gala on September 15, 2011, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

 

William Levy appeared on the cover of People en Español, which selected him for its special issue on the sexiest men of the year.

 

Personal life

 

In 2003, he began a relationship with Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez. The two met during their participation on Protagonistas de Novela 2. In 2006, they had a son, Christopher Alexander. On March 6, 2010, Gutierrez gave birth to a daughter, Kailey Alexandre. In press releases issued in May 2011, William Levy and Gutierrez announced they had ended their 8-year relationship.

 

On July 11, 2009, William Levy converted to Catholicism.

 

On August 17, 2010, a female minor filed a lawsuit against William Levy in Los Angeles alleging that William Levy had sexually abused her. William Levy has denied the allegations and countersued for $10 million alleging extortion and defamation.

 

Once his first work in a dramatic broadcast was over, his physical appeal and his acting potential opened him the doors to another great opportunity in his career when he was casted for the soap opera “Mi vida eres tu” where he plays a rich and cocky high class young man.

 

Later on, his career starts taking the tracks he wishes the most. He then accepts a new challenge in the project “Acorralada”, a drama by Venevision Productions, Miami, where he plays a starring role, closer to his utmost goal: get the leading role in a TV soap opera.

 

“I think that I am going to get it soon. I even received a proposition to have a leading role in Colombia, but I was already engaged with ‘Acorralada'”, he says while he gets his order in a Miami restaurant.

 

 

William Levy “as a kid I used to join some friends in a government-owned farm and steal fruits”

 

 

It’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon in this American city. Before having his lunch, William Levy faces the interview as a therapy. He laughs out loud at each question and at each answer. The actor, who came out of the reality show “Protagonistas de novela”, warned me once he accepted to answer the questionary. “You are going to put me in some big trouble, but I am going to go to Venezuela to look for you, and I am going to… “, he added.

 

He said that this is the first time he is asked so many “hot” questions for the public to know, but he finally agreed to talk to Facetas about his intimate moments, and he revealed the words he likes his wife to tell him in bed.

 

“To answer your questions I have to be very careful in order not to affect other people or myself with what I am going to say”

 

Thanks to wikipedia and Star Mag publications

 

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