Daniel Gillies Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Daniel Gillies

Nick Name

Daniel

Daniel Gillies at The CW Network's New York Upfront Presentation in May 2015
Daniel Gillies at The CW Network’s New York Upfront Presentation in May 2015

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Nationality

Canadian

Education

Daniel Gillies went to the prestigious Hamilton Boys’ High School.

To hone his acting skills, he went to the Unitec School of Performing Arts.

Occupation

Actor, screenwriter, director, producer

Family

  • Father – Is a pediatrician.
  • Mother – Is a nurse.
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Others – Sir Harold Gillies (Great Great Great Grandfather) (Plastic Surgery Pioneer)

Manager

Daniel Gillies is represented by LINK Entertainment.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Daniel Gillies has dated –

  1. Rachael Leigh Cook (2003-Present) – Daniel started dating actress Rachael Leigh Cook in 2003. Eventually, they got married in August 2004 in a low-key ceremony. They had been dating for less than a year. In 2013, she gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Easton Gillies. In 2014, they revealed that they were expecting another child. The second pregnancy was a big surprise for them. In April 2015, she gave birth to Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies in Los Angeles hospital.
Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook at the 944 Magazine One-Year Anniversary Party in July 2016 in Las Vegas
Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook at the 944 Magazine One-Year Anniversary Party in July 2016 in Las Vegas

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Strong jawline
  • Light stubble beard
Daniel Gillies shirtless for a modeling photoshoot in 2015
Daniel Gillies shirtless for a modeling photoshoot in 2015

Brand Endorsements

Before he became a successful actor, Daniel Gillies appeared in a TV commercial for Lotto Instant Kiwi.

Best Known For

  • Playing the role of Elijah Mikaelson on the teen drama series, The Vampire Diaries.
  • Being cast as Dr. Joel Goran in the Canadian medical series, Saving Hope in 2012.

First Film

In 1998, Daniel made his first film appearance in a minor role in the drama war movie, A Soldier’s Sweetheart.

First TV Show

In 1999, Daniel appeared in a single episode of the action-adventure series Young Hercules for his role as Antos. 

Personal Trainer

Daniel Gillies regularly hits the gym to keep his shredded physique in tip-top shape by doing high-intensity lifting exercises, interval training cardio, and solid core work.

Daniel Gillies Favorite Things

  • Vacation Destinations – Tahiti and Moorea
  • Untapped Vacation Destination – Montreal
  • Fantasy Trip Destination – Sardinia, Naples or anywhere in coastal Italy
  • Countries for Food – Italy, Japan
  • Weekend Getaways – Montreal, New York City
  • Cities – Barcelona, Tokyo, Bangkok, New York City
SourceChicago Tribune
Daniel Gillies at the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees in January 2017
Daniel Gillies at the Entertainment Weekly Celebration of SAG Award Nominees in January 2017

Daniel Gillies Facts

  1. Before he moved to Los Angeles for better acting opportunities, he did a couple of miscellaneous jobs, including working as dishwasher and waiter in Canada, where he had stayed for two months.
  2. When he was just 5 years old, his family moved back to native New Zealand from Canada.
  3. Due to lack of opportunities in New Zealand, he moved to Australia where he stayed for mere 6 weeks before moving to Canada.
  4. He wasn’t slated to play a big role in The Vampire Diaries but after the audience response, the producers decided to expand his role. He was killed in the first episode of the TV series.
  5. While shooting for Broken Kingdom, which was also his debut as a producer and director, he faced dire financial problems. They ran out of money for about four times while shooting.
  6. Follow Daniel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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