William Levy biography
William Levy (August 29, 1980), Cuban actor. His full name is William Gutiérrez Levy. He was born in Havana, Cuba. He grew up with his mother, Barbara, his maternal grandfather and stepfather. Due to the disagreement of his stepfather with the revolutionary regime of Fidel Castro, he decided to emigrate to the United States, where he received political asylum. Over the years, he managed to get William, who at that time was 15 years old, and his mother to move to the North American country where William Levy entered a modest high school. In this educational center, he devoted himself more than to baseball. Which gave him the opportunity to obtain a university scholarship, where he chose to study business administration. He alternated his studies with some acting classes and with the modeling he studied at the Next Models agency. Then, he left the university due to lack of time and a greater interest in acting. So, he focused his life on the entertainment industry.
He studied acting in Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico. He was in two reality shows of Telemundo: Isla de la tentacion and Protagonistas de Novela 2, respectively. In the second, a reality that aims to gather several aspiring actors who must compete to be worthy of a contract with the television network achieved a good performance that allowed small contracts after its completion. In addition, in the program, he met Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutierrez, with whom he had a relationship and his children were born Christopher Alexander in March 2006, and Kailey in March 2010.
Actually, modeling helped him a lot to start being known in the world of fame. The young man knew that his athletic and sympathetic appearance could be used in his favor. He began working on several soap operas for Venevision Internacional television network. The first novels in which he participated, in supporting roles, were Forget Never and Cornered. Then appeared in My life is you, with the beautiful Scarlet Ortiz. Carla Estrada gave her contact to work on Mexican television in the production of Televisa, Pasión, she was the character that gave the impulse that her career needed, and for which she was known to the public and her environment. Later, he obtained his first lead in the telenovela Care with the Angel, where his role as Juan Miguel, stole the hearts of the viewers, and had great repercussion in the United States, through the Univision network.
Also, William Levy ventured into the cinema, in the movie Retazos de Mi Vida, shot in different areas of Guayaquil. A moving film that recounts the life of Lorena Peña, a guerrillera, and Salvadoran revolutionary. William works in this film with Christian Bach, Erika Velez, Maria Teresa Guerrero, and Giovanna Andrade. On the giant screen, he also worked in the dubbing of animated films, lending his voice to the film Planet 51. The acting life of William Levy has moved into outstanding television productions of great success in the Americas. For example, the telenovela Sortilegio, of the year 2009 starring with the actress Jacqueline Bracamontes.
At the end of 2009, this artist also made remarkable appearances in the world of theater: he produced and starred in the play A Lover to Measure, this work was presented at major theaters in several Mexican cities. After this, he left aside the theater to dedicate himself to the production of the third season of Mujeres Asesinas, to the protagonist of the telenovela El Triunfo del Amor, together with Maite Perroni. Simultaneously, he worked in advertising for the firm Dolce & Gabbana¸ and the music video of the artist Jennifer Lopez, entitled I’m into you. He returned to the world of the reality show, this time participating in Dancing with the Stars, reached the third place with his partner Cheryl Burke.
In October of 2011, William Levy was again in the theater this time replacing the actor Jorge Salinas in the play Perfume de Gardenia. At the beginning of the following year, he appeared in two episodes of the VH1 Single Ladies television series. Two years later, he starred opposite Ximena Navarrete in the telenovela La tempestad. In 2014, he debuted in Hollywood with the role in the film The Single Moms Club, and in the same year, in the film Addicted. Thanks to his good role, he later appears in the horror film Resident Evil: Final Chapter (2016).
He is cataloged as a loving being, fairly faithful and very devoted to his family. He has had a good relationship with Elizabeth. Before the natural calamity experienced by Hurricane Irma in Florida, he helped the neighboring community in an improvised brigade to collect debris and rubbish. He is a very simple person and prefers to be away from the cameras and mouths of celebrity journalists. Despite this, he was involved in a controversy where Jacqueline Bracamontes revealed having had a small Roman with William Levy during the recordings of the novel Sortilegio in 2009. A situation that brought him a serious family situation, but in the end, he managed to cope.