Biography , works and achievement of willam levy
Levy was born in Cojimar , Cuba .His maternal grandfather was Jewish (the origin of his surname, Levy), although he grew up in a non-religious household. Raised by his single mother, Barbara, Levy and his family, including his brother Jonathan Gutierrez Levy and sister Barbara Gutierrez Levy, immigrated to Miami, Florida when he was 20. He attended Barbara Goleman Senior high school, located in the suburb of Miami Lakes . After attending high school, he studied business administration on a baseball scholarship at St. Thomas University for two years. He later went to Los Angeles to study acting, and continued his acting studies in Miami and Mexico City.
Levy worked as a model for the Next Models agency, and was featured in two reality shows broadcast by Telemundo: Isla de la Tentación and Protagonistas de Novela 2 . In 2005 he performed at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, Puerto Rico , starring in the play La Nena Tiene Tumbao . Univision was in the Venevision International production of Olvidarte Jamás . 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 telenovelas. Televisa 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 5 million viewers per evening.
Levy starred alongside Jacqueline Bracamontes on Sortilegio in 2009 Sortilegio aired on Univision, and the finale drew 6.6 million viewers, beating ABC and CBS for viewers in that time slot. In November 2009, the actor lent his voice to the Spanish version of the animated movie Planet 51 . 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, Levy toured several Mexican cities with the play Un Amante a la Medida , which toured in the United States in June 2010. Variety named Levy one of the Top 10 Latino Actors and Actresses in Hollywood. Levy co-starred in Tyler Perry’s film The Single Moms Club (2014). Levy was cast in the lead role as Warrior in the Brent Ryan Green film The Veil (2017). In 2018, he began his role as Mateo Ferrera in the Fox musical drama series Star .
Levy has been in an on-off relationship with Mexican-American actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez since 2003, and they have two children together, a son, Christopher Alexander, in 2006, and a daughter, Kailey Alexandra, on March 6, 2010. On July 11, 2009, Levy converted to Catholicism. In May 2012, while competing on Dancing with the Stars , nude photos of Levy leaked. Levy responded by saying “I’m used to that already. It have been out already all over the world. I was a model when I did these things, so as a model there’s nothing wrong with doing those kinds of things. You gotta work. You gotta make money”,as said by him. Levy is a philanthropist and donates his time to fix houses for low income families in Mexico as part of the .