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Born in Cuba to a single mother, Levy, 31, started modeling with Next before appearing in Telemundo reality shows and rising through the Mexican telenovelas ranks with Acorralada (Trapped) and Pasión. He broke through to U.S. audiences with a role in Jennifer Lopez’s music video for “I’m Into You,” showcased his moves on season 14 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and recently signed on for a lead role in the Western feature Boom Town. Levy cites actress Sofia Vergara as a role model, admires Pedro Almodovar for his “entertaining and real” films and looks forward to seeing more leading-man roles for Latinos. “Being an ethnic actor has become more accepted,” he says. “Latino actors have so many opportunities within the current climate of film and TV.” When he’s not working, Levy watches James Bond movies and focuses on his No. 1 priority: his two kids.