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Daniel Gillies (born March 14, 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. Gillies was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to a pediatrician father. He was raised in New Zealand and went to Southwell School and the Hamilton Boys` High School. Gillies starred in his acting debut in the New Zealand drama Street Legal, where he played Tim O`Connor (2000-2002). He has been featured in the blockbuster movie Spider-Man 2 alongside Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire. Gillies is married to actress Rachael Leigh Cook.
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Hamilton Boys` High School, Hamilton, New Zealand
Rachael Leigh Cook (wife) (actress)
Kirsten Dunst (actress), Tobey Maguire (actor)
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Daniel Gillies (born March 14, 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals, as well as Dr. Joel Goran on the Canadian series Saving Hope, a medical themed show with a mystical, paranormal twist. He was also in NCIS. He wrote and directed the 2012 film Broken Kingdom.
1997 – present, 1997–present
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Date of Birth 14 March 1976, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Like his fellow Winnipegger, Anna Paquin, Daniel was born in Winnipeg and moved to New Zealand at a young age. His parents were involved in the medical profession.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: jdobbin
Gillies was born 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When Gillies was age 5, his parents decided to return to their native New Zealand, and moved to Invercargill and then to Hamilton. 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 Gillies (born March 14, 1976) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He plays Elijah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. His first appearance in The Vampire Diaries was in Rose.
Daniel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His father is a pediatrician. He was raised in New Zealand and went to Southwell School and the Hamilton Boys' High School. He made his acting debut in Street Legal. His next bigger role was in Spider-Man 2, where he played John Jameson, a fiancee of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). Gillies starred in his acting debut in the New Zealand drama Street Legal, where he played Tim O'Connor (2000-2002). He was featured in the movie Spider-Man 2 (as John Jameson) alongside Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire. He guest-starred on NCIS as a British MI-6 agent, and on The Vampire Diaries as one of the Originals, Elijah.He also worked with Ian Somerhalder in the film Sensasion Of Sight. As of June 2012, he appears in the NBC medical drama, Saving Hope. Gillies plays Joel Goran, the hotshot young surgeon. Gillies' other television credits include HBO's True Blood and A&E's The Glades. Other guest appearances include Masters of Horrors, Jeremiah and Mentors. A veteran of the theater, Gilles 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, alongside Academy Award nominee David Strathairn. The following year, Gillies started his own production company - Holy Monster. In 2010, Gilles wrote and directed his first independent film Broken Kingdom. The film was shot in Bogotá, Colombia and Los Angeles. It can be downloaded via its official website for only 5 dollars. he also worked in Gurinder Chadda's Hollywood film called Bride and Prejudice as the role, Johnny Wickham, along with the actress and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham
Rachael Leigh Cook (14 August 2004 - present) (2 children)
Is an accomplished stage actor - previous stage experiences includes Toa Fraser's "Vs" at the SiLO Theatre's Tales of Phantasy festival in 1997
His wife, Rachael Leigh Cook, gave birth to their first child, daughter Charlotte Easton Gillis, on September 28, 2013.
His wife, Rachael Leigh Cook, gave birth to their second child, son Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies, on April 4, 2015 at 5 am in Los Angeles.
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Kevin Smith is so great in 'Kingdom Come,' isn't he? He's kind of this very earthy poet. He just has this immediate gregariousness, like, you kind of just want to be his pal.
I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five. I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air.
Cable had a latitude to move which created less censorship and bestowed upon the artists, the writers and the creators, more liberty to create their shows.
Tell people you're a Canadian or a Kiwi when you travel and they'll adore you.
I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate. I don't remember having bad food in either country.
New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct. We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.
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