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William Levy

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Profile of William Levy

Cuban born William is without a doubt the most sought after Latin actor and model in the business. 

William Levy (born William Levy Gutiérrez) was born on August 29, 1980 in Cojimar, Havana Cuba. He is the oldest of four siblings. He and his family immigrated to Miami before his 15th birthday. He attended Barbara Goleman Senior High where he continued to pursue his childhood pasion: baseball. Then, he went onto college to study Business Administration on an athletic scholarship. He dropped out of college after two years to study acting in Los Angeles; he later also took acting classes in Miami and Mexico City (CEA, Televisa). He took his mother's maiden name (Levy) as his last name to launch his acting career.

In 2006, Christopher Alexander, his son with Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez was born.

On July 11 2009, he converted to Catholicism.

Career

Levy was first signed by Next Models, and later participated in two reality shows transmitted by Telemundo: Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela 2.

In 2009 he performed at the Centro de Ciudad de mexico 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 cast by television producer Carla Estrada, to star in Pasión. His performance was so well received, that Televisa later cast him as the lead in Cuidado con el Angel, with actress Maite Perroni. The show was first broadcast 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.

Levy is currently filming Sortilegio, with Jacqueline Bracamontes.

His personal life is the subject of much speculation since the actor has repeated in numerous occasions that "he does not talk about his private life". In August 2008, paparazzi captured video of Levy, with his costar Maite Perroni in Acapulco. The video sparked much controversy with the Mexican media, since it was believed that Levy was still in a relationship with Elizabeth Gutiérrez. In September 2008, Perroni appeared on the Televisa show, La Oreja and did not deny the rumors of an alleged romance, sparking even more controversy. That same week, Levy spoke to the program Televisa espectáculos, saying that the video of the pair in Acapulco was from when they were shooting scenes on location for Cuidado con el Angel and did not prove that there was a romance between him and Perroni, but that he was having problems with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Gutiérrez. Before he became a popular actor in Latin America, he was an underwear model.