Gillian Iliana Waters

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Actress (1975)
Fri Sep 09 2022
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Gillian Iliana Waters is an American actress well-known for her role as Zara in the action thriller movie, Take Back. Apart from acting, she has worked as an assistive producer and executive producer in two movies.

She is also famous among the public as the celebrity spouse of the famous American movie & TV series actor, Michael Jai White.

Gillian Iliana & Michael Jai Wedding Ceremony

The Crooked Man actress Gillian Iliana Waters, and her then-fiance, Michael Jai White, held a huge destination wedding in Thailand. On July 3, 2015, the romantic couple exchanged their vows in front of around 50 attendings. 

Gillian Iliana Waters and her husband, Michael Jai White posing for a photoshoot in a wedding dress.
Gillian Iliana Waters and her husband, Michael Jai White posing for a photo shoot in a wedding dress. Image Source: Wiki bio

Gillian and Michael got into a married relationship following the traditional Thai culture and rituals. The wedding ceremony was organized by the Thai martial artist Tony Jaa

The lovely couple Gillian and Michael's children, whom they had from their previous spouse, also attended the wedding ceremony.

About Gillian & Michael's Relationship Timeline 

As mentioned above, Gillian Iliana Waters is currently in a married relationship with her long-term boyfriend,Michael Jai White. Her husband, Michael, is also an American actor popular among the crowd as the voice actor of the Animated TV series Black Dynamite

The couple first met in 1995 and soon began dating after knowing each other for a while. However, their relationship did not go well, leading to their separation.

Although the former couple Gillian and Michael got divorced, they decided to remain good friends despite ending their relationship as a couple. After more than a decade, the couple again started dating each other.

The couple finally tied their knot in a Thailand wedding ceremony held in July 2015.

Net Worth of Gillian 

Gillian Iliana Waters has a net worth of $1 million, similar to Erica Vittina Phillips. She made this huge fortune through her successful acting career in 1996.

Similarly, her husband, Michael Jai White, has a net worth of $5 million. He made a huge sum of money by acting in more than 100 movies and TV series. Moreover, he has also been involved in the film industry as a writer, producer, director, etc. 

Previous Relationship

Gillian was once in a married relationship with the famous American football wide receiver, Antonio Brown. She tied her knot with Antonio Brown in 2005; however, due to personal reasons, the ex-couple ended their marriage.

During their relationship as husband and wife, they welcomed two daughters into the world, Alaia and Naiha.

Mother of Five

The Sex Lives of College Girls, actress Gillian is the mother of five children. She is the mother of Alaia Waters and Naiha Waters, whom she had from her previous relationship.

Photo of Gillian Iliana Waters and her husband, Michael Jai White along with their three daughters.
Photo of Gillian Iliana Waters and her husband, Michael Jai White along with their three daughters. Image Source: Instagram @iamgillianwhite

Moreover, she is also the step-mom of three children of Michael whom he had from his previous marriage. Her step-children are Devin WhiteJai Jordan White, and Morgan Michelle White.

Early Life

Gillian was born on January 16, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to African-American parents. She is of Blackfoot Indian and Irish descent.

In her early days, she was an active athlete who played various games such as basketball, baseball, etc. She wanted to become an FBI agent from her early days. However, she became interested in acting later.

Family Details

Gillian is the daughter of Victor Waters and Cheryl Waters. Her father, Victor, was a marine who served his country for a long time. However, details regarding her mother's profession are still unknown.

Gillian Iliana Waters posing for a photo shoot along with her father,  Victor Waters, and mother, Cheryl Waters
Gillian Iliana Waters posing for a photo shoot along with her father,  Victor Waters, and mother, Cheryl Waters. Image Source: Wiki bio

Moreover, she also has three siblings, two brothers, and a sister. Her eldest brother, Sean Waters, is also involved in the military on military like his father.

Her other siblings are Lamar A Waters, brother, and Heather Linden Kodama, sister.

Education Background

To follow her childhood dream, Gillian got a chance, a full scholarship from Los Angles Police Department (LAPD) to study Administration of Justice at Howard University. 

However, later on, she became more interested in acting, which made her change her major to Human Communication, focusing on Intra/Interpersonal Relations and minoring in Dramatic Arts.

Fitness Freak

Never Back Down: No Surrender actress Gillian is a fitness freak who does the regular workout with her husband, Michael Jai White.

Gillian Iliana Waters lifting some weight along with her husband, Michael Jai White.
Gillian Iliana Waters lifting some weight along with her husband, Michael Jai White. Image Source: Instagram @iamgillianwhite

Her regular workouts include boxing, weight lifting, running, etc. Moreover, she also does swimming as a regular part of her exercise.

Physical Apperance

Gillian Iliana Waters has a slim body figure and regularly does exercise to keep her body feet healthy. She has an attractive personality with brown eyes and black hair colour.

Moving on to her physical stats, she stands 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall while having an average weight of 54 kg.

Had a Dog as Pet

Gillian once adopted a dog from a pit bull dog breed as her pet. She often used to post photos and videos with her dog on her Instagram handle.

But sadly, on June 13, 2022, her dog passed away for unknown reasons. She shared this sad news via her Instagram handle, captioning,

Yesterday was a tough one…..My sweet sweet girl….thank you for your many years of unconditional love, loyalty, patience and protection. We will miss you so much. This one hurts. 💔💔💔🕊🕊🕊💔💔💔 

Photo of Gillian Iliana Waters kissing her late dog.
Photo of Gillian Iliana Waters kissing her late dog. Image Source: Instagram @iamgillianwhite

Moreover, she also shared some pictures and a video of her dog, remembering the good old times.

Is A Good Basketball and Baseball Player

As mentioned earlier, Gillian was an active athlete during her days in high school. She used to participate in most of the sports that were being held in her school.

Photos of Gillian Iliana Waters'youth while playing baseball and basketball.
Photos of Gillian Iliana Waters'youth while playing baseball and basketball. Image Source: Instagram @iamgillianwhite

Moreover, she was a pro player in basketball and baseball. Waters has already made many posts on Instagram regarding her talents in various sports. In 2019, she shared a video showing off her basketball dribbling skills and her mastery of handling the ball.

Social Media Presence

Gillian Iliana Waters'sInsta Account:  is actively present on Instagram under the @iamgillianwhite username, where more than 108k people follow her.

Similarly, she is also present on Twitter under the @GillianIliana username. She joined Twitter on June 2010. Last but not least, she has a verified page on Facebook under the @GillianIlianaWhite page name.

Similarly, her husband, Andrew, is also available on various social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with more than a million followers on Instagram and Facebook handle.

 

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