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Height 6' (1.83 m)

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Gui Agustini is a Brazilian-born, NY/LA-based actor and filmmaker who fluently speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English. In 2021, he entered his first series regular contract on the HBO straight-to-series, 'The Time Traveler's Wife'. He acted in the successful A&E series 'The Glades', the Nickelodeon super-hit Spanish TV shows 'Grachi 2' and '11-11 En mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra', the Gloria Estefan's music video 'Hotel Nacional' directed by Kenny Ortega and numerous commercials. Gui also appeared in the big screens of all Brazil, in March 2020, before the pandemic hit, in the romcom, 'Solteira Quase Surtando' (Single, Almost Going Crazy). And in January 2021, he played the role of FBI agent Barry in the Brazilian drama 'O Faixa Preta' (The Black Belt), which tells the true story of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend, Fernando Terere.

As a director and producer, Gui has created the award-winning short film 'Roses Are Blind' which has won over 50 awards; 'Coming To Terms', which took him to Cannes Film Festival as part of the 2018 Cannes Film Corner; 'Momentary Life', which got him in the second round of Project Greenlight; 'iara;' and 'Southern Hospitality'. In March 2021, he directed his first Brazilian short-film called 'Escadaria do Amor' (Stairs of Love).

Guilherme Andre Ochoa Agustini, "Gui Agustini", was born on September 5th in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil where he was raised. His Peruvian father, Juan M Ochoa Tejeda, was a plastic surgeon, and his Argentinian mother is Cristina B Agustini. Growing up, Gui played several sports but chose tennis to follow as his passion when he was 13. He then competed in the junior national circuit, where he was ranked #80 of Brazil, and also the international ITF tour. After playing a few professional tournaments years later, he moved to Venezuela to train with the master tennis coach Harold Castillo. There he solidified his Spanish fluency and started modeling in various print campaigns which led him to his first acting experience.

In search of acting training, he joined Matilda Corral's 'Gimnasio de Actores' and Nelson Ortega's 'Teatro Luz Columba', the two most renowned teachers and schools in Venezuela. With a tennis scholarship, Agustini came to the US to attend Lander University in South Carolina, where he formally started studying the craft of acting with Monique Sacay-Bagwell. She cast him in the lead role of Hal in Picnic, which earned him a nomination to the Irene Ryan Award.

After a year, Gui moved to Miami where he immersed himself in the study of acting, both in English and Spanish, training with director Ralph Kinnard and the Mexican star Sebastian Ligarde, plus attending several workshops with renowned teachers such as Aaron Speiser, Will Wallace and Tom Todoroff. He made his television debut in the Telemundo soap opera 'Alguien Te Mira' and a couple of commercials. He then appeared in two other Telemundo soaps until landing a recurring role in the mega hit Nickelodeon Spanish series, 'Grachi 2'. Agustini then appeared in his first American TV show, the A&E smash 'The Glades', as a marine biologist. Shortly after, he landed his biggest role at the time, the Nickelodeon Spanish TV show, '11-11 En mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra', as Carmelo, a homeless kid who turns into a rich boy by the power of a magical bed. Gui also got to host the internet Spanish show 'La Neta de Los Sexos' by NuevOn and to participate in a plethora of regional commercials.

Agustini then chose to move to New York City to focus on the American market where he enrolled in the Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory, studying with acclaimed actors such as Daniel Davis, Boyd Gaines, Austin Pendleton and Stephen McKinley Henderson to name a few. He also joined the illustrious Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop NYC (AMAW) which is known for training celebrities as Shailene Woodley, Ruby Rose and Camilla Cabello.

He continues to train and grow, to work on theatre, TV and film, and to create a lot of his own projects as he's truly passionate about filmmaking and storytelling.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gui Agustini

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