Gillian Iliana Waters Biography
Gillian Iliana Waters is an African-American Actress. She may be best known for her recurring role on Days of Our Lives and as the temptress Amazon warrior, Amoria, on Xena: Warrior Princess.
She has been featured in films such as; How to Be a Player. Recently, she guest starred on the popular television show, Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat. She will soon be seen on the big screen as the female lead in Sony Productions action film Never Back Down 3.
her ancestral background comprises of African-American, Blackfoot Indian, and Irish descent.
Gillian Iliana Waters Age
She was born on January 16, 1975, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She is 44 years of age as of 2019.
Gillian Iliana Waters Marriage And Children
She got married to Michael Jai White on July 3, 2015, in Thailand. This was after dating for two years. The couple exchanged vows amid a parade of exotic dancers tossing flower petals. In attendance were fifty of their close family members and friends. She has two daughters from her previous marriage.
Gillian Iliana Waters Movies
her acting career began in 1997 where she earned the role of Shante in How To Be Player. in 2000 she played Verna in Bamboozled. Still, in 2000, she played Lena in That’s Life TV show. In 2002 she played Theresa in My Wife And Kids.
Gillian Iliana Waters Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Gillian Iliana Waters Interview
Why did you get married in Thailand?
Michael Jai White: We’ve fallen in love with the place. The people are so peaceful and so beautiful. We have good friends [here] … and half of our family was going to be here because I am directing the movie we’re both in. We wanted a unique wedding. It exceeded our expectations.
How are your daughters getting along?
Gillian Iliana Waters White: Amazing!
Michael: Our 6-year-old daughters called themselves twins from day one. They insist on dressing alike. They really couldn’t be closer.
What about your parents?
Michael: My parents have passed. I have parents in hers. They are like my mom and dad, too.
Michael, when did you know she was the one?
Michael: I knew a long time ago. We’ve known each other 19 years now. We met and dated and wound up going on different paths. We were addicted to helping people through their drama. We were always common forces in our relationships and friendships. She and I were so low maintenance together that we ended up doing our missionary work in other places. We’ve remained friends and close. We were blessed with the opportunity to reunite four years ago. We haven’t looked back.
What is your take on that Gillian?
Gillian: It was all about timing. When we dated back in 1997, the timing wasn’t right. Too much else was going on in our lives. With us reuniting four years ago and coming together at that time, it was just right for us. We were settled and we knew what we wanted. It’s 10 times better.
Michael, in interviews, you often referred to Gillian as your “wife” before you tied the knot.
Michael: It never felt right calling her anything other than my wife. She transcends wife. I have been married before and our best day doesn’t compare to Gillian’s and my worst day. To this day, we have never had an argument. There is no human being, even guy friends, who I get along with better than her or [anyone I could] have more laughs with.
(Michael and Gillian just wrapped filming the movie Never Back Down in Thailand.)
How are you balancing work and your relationship?
Michael: This is the first time we did a movie together. She plays my romantic interest in the movie.
What is so great about it is the Sony executives had no idea who she was when they saw her audition tape. They selected Gillian based on her audition without knowing her connection to me. It was the greatest thing for me because it’s almost like, how can you really celebrate if you feel like it is nepotism or just because you knew someone? That [free selection] makes it even sweeter. We asked over and over, “Are you sure?” [They replied, “Oh yeah; we can make her an offer.” We asked, “Are you positive? [They said,] “Yes, yes; we love her.” [We [We followed with,]Well here’s the kicker. We only need one room.” [The[They asked,]What do you mean?”
What was funny is they’ve seen [Gil[Gillian]pictures with me, but her hair was longer. They had no idea at all that it was Gillian.
I directed [the[the film] was an intense shoot. But everything went great; it came in under budget and on time.
Gillian: Everybody was happy. Now, we really get to celebrate.
Is the ending in the movie as happy as your life together?
Michael: Nothing is happier than my real life.
Where will you spend your honeymoon?
Gillian: It’s a magical place called Krabi. It is in Thailand along the beautiful beaches. It will be an amazing four days.
Why did you get married?
Michael: I’d be crazy not to marry her. She’s made me the best version of me I could possibly be. I could have never become this without her. Even if we didn’t get married, I would still be with her for the rest of my life. With the ceremony or not, it’s something that was preordained.
I feel so blessed. I would feel guilty if I didn’t share some of what I have learned about relationships with other people. This is one of the reasons I was inspired to write. I grew up without a lot of knowledge. A lot of us who grow up in single-parent households don’t know the dynamics of relationships and how to really foster a great one, an exceptional one. I wish I’d had the knowledge growing up. I had to learn through trying to be the player, wasting all this time doing so much of what the status quo expected or what was trendy to be the “alpha male.” When I really learned what a true alpha male is about, I just want for my people [to [to witness] happiness that I have found. There is nothing at any point in my life that has made me as happy as I am now.
Gillian: I got married because I would be a fool not to marry this man. He gets funny when I start complimenting him. There is no man that I have ever met that is more amazing than him in every way possible. I would have to be out of my mind not to marry him. That’s why I got married. That’s my soul mate.
I have never been happier in my life. This guy right here just lights up my whole world. There’s nothing better than being married to your best friend. I know that sounds cliché. In my case, it’s the honest truth.