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[hide]*1 Biography

  • 2 Career
  • 3 Television
  • 4 Film
  • 5 Theater
  • 6 Awards
  • 7 Other
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

[edit] Biography[edit | edit source]

Contents[edit | edit source]

[hide]*1 Biography

  • 2 Career
  • 3 Television
  • 4 Film
  • 5 Theater
  • 6 Awards
  • 7 Other
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

[edit] Biography[edit | edit source]

William was born on August 29, 1980 in Cojimar, La Havana, Cuba [1] and is the oldest of four siblings. He moved to Miami before his 15th birthday thanks to a permit granted to his stepfather (a dissident) for him and his family to leave Cuba. He attended Barbara Goleman Senior High in Florida where he pursued his childhood passion: baseball. He studied Business Administration on an athletic scholarship.[2] After two years, he dropped out of college to study acting in Los Angeles; he later also took acting classes in Miami and Mexico City (CEA, Televisa).[3]

In 2006, Christopher Alexander, his son with Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutierrez was born. Elizabeth is currently expecting the couple's second child due in 2010.[4]

On July 11, 2009, he converted to Catholicism.[5]

[edit] Career[edit | edit source]

Levy worked as a model for the agency Next Models, and later participated in two reality shows transmitted by Telemundo: Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela 2 [6]. 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 with the Venevision International production: Olvidarte Jamas. He later appeared in Mi Vida Eres Tu and Acorralada.

In 2008, he participated in his first film Retazos de Vida directed by Viviana Cordero. The movie was filmed in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

He was invited by television producer Carla Estrada to participate 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.[7] The show was first broadcasted in Mexico on June, 2008 and began airing in the United States on September, 2008 on Univision. It averaged 4.7 million viewers per evening according to Entertainment Weekly.[8]

William finished filming Sortilegio with actress Jacqueline Bracamontes (Miss Mexico 2000), and produced by Carla Estrada on October 9, 2009.[9] Sortilegio was transmitted on Univision and on its finale it drew 6.6 million vieweres beating ABC and CBS. [10]

In November 2009, the actor lent his voice to the animated movie Planet 51 in its Spanish version.[11] The movie opened on November 27 in Mexico, and won an award for best animated Spanish film of 2009 (Premios Goya) [12]. Also from November 2009 to February 2010, William toured several Mexican cities with the play Un Amante a la Medida.[13]

[edit] Television[edit | edit source]

  • 2010: Ranchos Del Mexico as Juan Jose Cubos (lead role)
  • 2009: Sortilegio as Alejandro Lombardo (lead role)
  • 2008/09: Cuidado con el Angel as Dr. Juan Miguel San Roman (lead role)
  • 2007/08: Pasion as Vasco (supporting role)
  • 2007: Acorralada as Larry (supporting role)
  • 2006: Olvidarte Jamas as German (supporting role)
  • 2006: Mi Vida Eres Tu as Federico (supporting role)
  • 2003: Protagonistas de novela II as self
  • 2002: La Isla de la tentación as self

[edit] Film[edit | edit source]

  • 2009: Planet 51 as voice of Capitan Charles “Chuck” Baker.
  • 2008: Retazos de Vida as Thiago. Guayaquil, Ecuador.

[edit] Theater[edit | edit source]

  • 2009-2010: Un Amante a la Medida/Un Amante Perfecto. Mexico.
  • 2005: La Nena tiene tumbao. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

[edit] Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2009: Juventud "Esta buenisimo"
  • 2008: Bravo actor revelación 2008 (Best new actor).

[edit] Other[edit | edit source]

  • 2010: Dolce&Gabanna chose William Levy and Mar Saura as the hispanics of the moment for its advertising campaign. [14]
  • 2009: People en Español named him as one of "Los 25 hombres más guapos".[15]
  • 2009: People en Español named him as one of "Los 50 más bellos".[16]
  • 2008: Quién, Mexican magazine, named him as one of "Los 12 hombres más sexys".[17]
  • 2008: People en Español named him as one of "Los 50 más bellos".[18]
  • 2006: People en Español named him as one of "Los 20 solteros más sexys".[19]

[edit] References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Televisa espectaculos
  2. ^ Revista SO! actualizado febrero, 2009.
  3. ^ Levy's manager's web page
  4. ^ esmas.com
  5. ^ "William Levy se convirtió a la religión católica" - actualizado julio 2009 People en español
  6. ^ Protagonistas de novela 2 actualizado marzo, 2009.
  7. ^ esmas.com
  8. ^ EW on the set of CCEA
  9. ^ esmas.com
  10. ^ bythenumbers
  11. ^ El Universal "William Levy incursiona en el doblaje en la cinta Planet 51" - actualizado octubre 2009
  12. ^ El Mundo, España
  13. ^ People en español "William Levy en Un amante a la medida" - actualizado octubre 2009
  14. ^ magazine Quién
  15. ^ Revista People en español "William Levy uno de los 25 hombres más guapos" - actualizado agosto 2009
  16. ^ People en Españolactualizado mayo 2009.
  17. ^ Quién actualizado noviembre 2008.
  18. ^ People en Español actualizado enero 2009.
  19. ^ People en Español actualizado enero 2009.

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