|Born||in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Daniel Gillies was born on 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Canada and moved to New Zealand at a young age. Though born into a family of strong medical background (his father is a pediatrician, his mother a nurse, and his great-great-great-grandfather is the renowned ENT/plastic surgery pioneer Sir Harold Gillies), he became interested in acting and studied at the Unitec School of Performing Arts. Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in New Zealand, he moved to Sydney, Australia for six weeks in 2001, before returning to his native Canada for two months, where he worked as a waiter and dishwasher until deciding to move to Los Angeles, USA.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: DG
Daniel made his acting debut in the New Zealand drama Street Legal (2000), where he played Tim O'Connor (2000-2002). His next bigger role was in Spider-Man 2 (2004), where he played John Jameson, a fiancee of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). In 2010 he guest-starred on NCIS (2003) as a British MI-6 agent, and had a recurring role on The Vampire Diaries (2009) as Elijah Mikaelson (2010-2014). Since 2013 he has starred in the Vampire Diaries' spin-off series - The Originals (2013). From 2012 to 2015, he played the young surgeon Joel Goran in the NBC medical drama, Saving Hope (2012). Gillies' other guest starring television credits include HBO's True Blood (2008), A&E's The Glades (2010), Masters of Horror (2005), Jeremiah (2002) and Mentors (1998). A veteran of the theater, Daniel participated in over twenty plays professionally; including Julius Caesar, Three Sisters, Long Day's Journey into Night and The Judas Kiss. In 2006, he played a lead in the International Festival film The Sensation of Sight (2006), alongside Academy Award nominee David Strathairn. The following year, Gillies started his own production company - Holy Monster. In 2010, Daniel wrote and directed his first independent film Broken Kingdom (2012). The film was shot in Bogotá, Colombia and Los Angeles. He also worked in Gurinder Chadda's Hollywood film called Bride and Prejudice as Johnny Wickham, along the actress and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham
|Rachael Leigh Cook||(14 August 2004 - 10 July 2020) ( filed for divorce) ( 2 children)|