|Daniel Joshua Gillies|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Director and Screenwriter|
|Date of Birth||14 March, 1976|
|Age (as in 2022)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Wife Name||Rachael Leigh Cook|
|Nationality||New Zealand- Canadian|
Daniel Joshua Gillies was born on March 14, 1976, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a New Zealand-Canadian actor, film producer, director and also a screenwriter by profession. He is famous for his role as Elijah Mikaelson in his favourite supernatural television drama, The Vampire Diaries. He also played the same position in its spin-off, The Originals. He directed the film Broken Kingdom in 2012.
EARLY LIFE OF DANIEL
Gillies was born in Canada. His parents were from New Zealand. When he was 5 years of age, his parents moved back to their native land, New Zealand. Then they moved to Invercargill. After that, they moved to Hamilton. His father was a paediatrician by profession. His mother was a nurse.
In 2001, he moved to Sydney, Australia. There he worked as a waiter and a dishwasher until he moved to Los Angeles, USA.
He started his career by playing roles in several Auckland Theatre Company productions. Then he landed a 2 season lead role in a television drama named Street Legal. He realized that his acting career was limited to New Zealand. So he began to explore more options in Sydney and Canada. Then he moved to Los Angeles and was cast in the movies Spiderman 2 & Bride and Prejudice.
In 2010, he starred in a supernatural television drama series named The Vampire Diaries. In that, he played the role of Elijah Mikaelson. In 2013, its spin-off series was created called The Originals. Gillies recurred his part as Elijah Mikaelson.
Daniel Gillies Filmography
|1998||A Soldier’s Sweetheart||Medic|
|2001||No One Can Hear You||Dirk Mettcalfe|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||John Jameson|
|Bride and Prejudice||Johnny Wickham|
|2006||The Sensation of Sight||Dylan|
|Matters of Life and Death||Jimmy|
|2008||Uncross the Stars||Troy|
|2012||Broken Kingdom||Jason ’80’|
|2020||Occupation: Rainfall||Wing Commander Hayes|
|2021||Coming Home in the Dark||Mandrake|
Real Name: – Daniel Joshua Gillies
Profession: – New Zealand-Canadian actor, film producer, director and screenwriter
Father Name: – Unknown
Mother Name: – Unknown
Sister Name: – Elizabeth Egan Gillies
Birthdate: – 14th March, 1976
Age: – 46
Birthplace: – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nationality: – New Zealand-Canadian
Weight: – 75 kgs
Height: – 5 feet 11 inches
Wife: – Rachael Leigh Cook
Star Sign: – Pisces
DANIEL’S PERSONAL LIFE
On August 8 2004, Gillies got married to Rachael Leigh Cook. She was an American Actress. The couple together has a daughter named Charlotte. She was born in September 2013. They also have a son named Theodore. He was born in April 2015. In 2017, in an interview, Gillies said he pursued a vasectomy to prevent the birth of a third child.
In 2019, on June 13, the couple mutually decided to separate, and they also wanted it to be as discreet for the sake of their children. In 2020, Gillies filed for divorce from Cook. The divorce was finalized in 2021.