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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 14 March 1976Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

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

Spouse (1)

Rachael Leigh Cook (8 August 2004 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

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.

Personal Quotes (6)

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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