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Gian Franco Tordi (Also known as Gianfranco L'Amore) was born in St. Moritz, Switzerland to Italian parents.
He grew up in St. Moritz in a high-elegant, multicultural, cosmopolitan and multi-language environment and upbringing. He spent most summers and weekends close to his roots, in Italy with his grandparents on the lake Como and in Riccione on the Adriatic Sea.
After attending one of the best Swiss boarding schools and actively being involved in sports, later traveling the world exploring several parts of the world and cultures, he then moved in 2000 to Los Angeles for the entertainment business and acting. He now lives in Beverly Hills,California.
Upon arriving in LA, without speaking too much English and without any connections in the industry, nor knowing anyone at all, Gian Franco quickly realized he had to do much more than most to succeed in the competitive world that is Hollywood.
He never stopped believing and working hard, and always with a smile. After many repetitive years of struggling yet never giving up the pursuit of his goal, Gian Franco finally acquired American Citizenship as well as his dream, to be a Hollywood working actor. His skills are very many, his education is vast and eclectic, and he speaks 7 languages natively-fluently and with no accent.
Gian Franco studied acting at the New York Film Academy, at UCLA, and took as well several professional acting workshops in Hollywood with working Actors and Casting Directors. He keeps updating and improving himself, his skills and the craft.
Although living and working in Hollywood, he still often travels to the unique world of St. Moritz and Italy, as his family still lives there. His biggest love and inspiration is his father, with his mother and his brother. Gian Franco possesses the Italian style, joy of living and passion, the Swiss precision, professionalism and reliability, as well as the American hard work ethic, and a mindset where the answer is always "yes", let's do it ! Anything can be done, we’ll make it great somehow.
Unique traits: Speak 5 languages fluently.