Daniel Gillies
Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies

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Daniel Gillies is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. Daniel Gillies is popular for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

Early Life and Childhood

Daniel Gillies was born on 14th March 1976 and is currently 44 years old. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Likewise, Daniel was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. He shifted to his native land New Zealand at the age of five with his parents. Likewise, he holds the citizenship of New Zealand. Similarly, about his ethnic group and religion, Daniel belongs to a white ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, Daniel comes from a family of strong medical background. His father is a pediatrician while his mother is a nurse. However, their name is not shared in public.

Likewise, his ancestor was the famous ENT/ plastic surgeon Sir Harold Gillies. About his siblings, there is no information about his siblings. Even though Daniel has a family medical background, but he was never interested in medicine. Moreover, he was always interested in acting since childhood and was more inclined towards shoes and acting. Furthermore, regarding his educational background, he studied at Hamilton Boys High School.  Likewise, for his further education, he studied at the United School of Performing Arts.

Similarly, he made his debut in acting with New Zealand television drama series ‘Street Legal’. However, after not seeing many opportunities in New Zealand, he shifted to Sydney, Australia, and then later moved to Canada. In Canada during the initial days he used to work as a waiter and dishwasher then later decided to move to Los Angeles, United States of America.


Daniel started his career in working in the Aukland Theatre Company production. Likewise, after working there, he got his first role as the lead in the television series ‘Street Legal’. Daniel appeared as Tim O’Connor in the two seasons of the series which was about the lives of a group of lawyers. Similarly, with this, he began pursuing his career in acting and began exploring other countries as his home country had a limited career in acting. Moreover, after shifting to Los Angeles, soon he got the opportunity to work in the American superhero film ‘Spider-Man 2’ in the year 2004. In this movie, he played the role of ‘John Jameson’ who is the fiancé of Kristen Dunst.

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Caption: Daniel Gillies with Joseph Morgan (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, Daniel also appeared in the 2004 romantic drama film ‘Bride and Prejudice’. He played in this movie along with Martin Henderson and Aishwarya Rai. Likewise, in the year 2005, he played in the miniseries ‘Into the West’. This series was produced by Steven Spielberg. Similarly, he also appeared on the American action television series ‘NCIS’. This series is action police procedural series in which he played the role of Royal Marine Major Peter Manoy.

After working in several series, Daniel received his major role from the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’. This is an American supernatural drama television series in which he played the role of Elijah Mikaelson. In this series, he played from the year 2010 till 2014. Followed by this, he appeared on the spin-off of the show from 2013. He played the recurring role of ‘Elijah Mikaelson’ on the series titled ‘The Originals’. Similarly, he appeared in the Canadian supernatural medical drama television series ‘Saving Hope’. In this series, he played from season one to season three as Dr. Joel Goran’.

Net worth

Daniel is an actor by profession and has primary income from his acting career. Likewise, regarding his net worth, he has a net worth of $3 million. However, there is no information regarding his asset values.

Relationship status

Daniel is straight and is married. He married American actress Rachael Leigh Cook on 8th August 2004. Likewise, together they have two children; their eldest child is Charlotte who was born in September 2013. Likewise, their son was born on Theodore born in April 2015. However, they ended their 15 years of marriage by announcing their mutual separation through Instagram on 13th June 2019. However, they prefer to keep this announcement discreet as possible for the sake of their children.

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Caption: Daniel Gillies with his wife. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement and Social Media

The 44-year old actor has a very charming and attractive body structure. Daniel stands the height of 5 feet 11 inches (71 inches) tall and weighs around 75 kg. Similarly, regarding his body measurements chest-waist-arms, it is 42-32-14.5. Likewise, looking at his physical appearance Daniel has fair skin with brown hair and eye color.

Regarding his social media presence, Daniel is active on various social media like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. His Instagram handle is @mr.danielgillies and has over 2.7 million followers in it. Likewise, Daniel joined Twitter in December 2010 and has over 991.6k followers on his @danieljgillies account. His Facebook account is @danielgillies.