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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 June 1967Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), House at the End of the Street (2012) and Unthinkable (2010). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since 1994. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Rya Kihlstedt (1994 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Gil Bellows plays Tommy (short for Thomas) Williams. In the series Ally McBeal (1997), he plays a character called Billy (short for William) Thomas.
Daughter Ava Emanuelle born. [April 1999]
Attended high school with Carrie-Anne Moss.
Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Graduated from Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver, BC, Canada
First met his Ally McBeal (1997) co-star, Calista Flockhart, when they were both theater actors in New York. He used to sit across from her at play readings.
Best known as the hunky on- and off- lawyer and paramour to Ally McBeal in the late 1990s, he is probably best remembered in films for his smallish, breakthrough role as an ill-fated inmate in the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Bellows got the part after Brad Pitt passed on it to do the lead in Legends of the Fall (1994).
Met his actress/wife Rya Kihlstedtin 1991 when both were working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
He is a member of the Act One Repertory Company of the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.
Gil and wife Rya had a 2nd child, a son named Giovanni, in December 2001.

Personal Quotes (2)

(2010) The great thing about acting is that, until you're dead, you can do it. There are aspects to it that as time goes on you hope you get better at, and there are a lot of things that I'm excited to explore.
(2010) I'm really proud of a movie that not a lot of people have seen - Love and a .45 (1994) - that was one of the first things I did. I'd say that I'm super proud of only four or five things I've done, but mostly I'd like to be remembered as a really good actor who people enjoyed watching.

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