Gillian Iliana Waters Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Mar, 2021
Facts of Gillian Iliana Waters
Date of Birth: 1975 , January-16
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Gillian Iliana Waters
Birth Name Gillian Iliana Waters
Father Victor Waters
Mother Cherly Waters
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity Afro-American, Indian, Irish
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $1 million
Married to Michael Jai White
Divorce Antonio Brown
Education John Muir High School Early College Magnet
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies How to Be a Player, Jackie Brown and Bamboozled
TV Show Days of Our Lives, Martin, Arli$$, and The Wayans Bros
Sisters Heather Linden Kodama
Siblings Heather Linden Kodama, Lamar A Waters. 
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American actress Gillian Iliana Waters got her first big break on LL Cool J's music video titled Hey Lover featuring Boy II Men. The actress is also known for her acting performance in films such as How to Be a Player, Jackie Brown and Bamboozled, and series like Days of Our Lives, Martin, Arli$$, and The Wayans Bros. Besides her career, she is known for being the wife of renowned actor and martial artist Michael Jai White.

Early Life, Background, Family, And Education

Gillian Iliana Waters was born on Janaury 16, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. She is of Afro-American, Indian, and Irish descent who holds American citizenship.

She is one of three children of her parents, Victor Waters and Cherly Waters. She has a sister, Heather Linden Kodama, and a brother, Lamar A Waters. 

Childhood picture of Gillian Iliana Waters SOURCE: WikiBio

She is a John Muir High School Early College Magnet graduate. She majored in Human Communication and Dramatic Arts from Howard University, followed by her scholarship to study Administration of Justice.

Age And Height

Actress Gillian Iliana Waters is 46 years old as of now. She stands at the height of 5 feet and 7 inches or 1.7 m. She has dark brown eyes and black (dyed blonde) hair color. 

Professional Career

Gillian Iliana Waters kick-started her acting career from LL Cool J's music video titled Hey Lover featuring Boy II Men. Later, she was featured as Dr. Dre's wife and tango partner in his music video Been There, Done That.

She is well known for her acting performance in films such as How to Be a Player, Jackie Brown, and Bamboozled. 

Similarly, she made a guest appearance in television series like Days of Our Lives, Martin, Arli$$, and The Wayans Bros.

In 2007, the actress played the recurring role of China Lee in the soap opera Days of Our Lives featuring Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, and Drake Hogestyn.

Since 2020, she is starring as Diane Wilmont / Dianne Wilmont in the drama series The Oval.

Married Life And Children  

The 46-year-old, Gillian Iliana Waters tied the knot with Michael Jai White on 3rd July 2015 in Thailand. The two started dating in 2012 and got engaged in 2014.  

Gillian Iliana Waters with her husband, Michael Jai White SOURCE: Celebrities InfoSeeMedia

Iliana is a step-mother of Michael's children: two sons, Devin White (born in1990) and Jai Jordon White (born in 1995), and daughter Morgan Michelle White (born in 2008).  

Prior to Michael, Waters was married to Antonio Brown, with whom she shares two daughters: Alaia Waters in 2001 and Niahla Waters in 2008. 

Net Worth And Income Details

As of March 2021, Gillian Iliana Waters has an estimated net worth of $1 million, which she earned from her professional career in acting.

She was a part of the crime film Jackie Brown, which had a box office collection of $74.7 million against the budget of $12 million.

On the other hand, her husband, Michael Jai White has a net worth of around $3.5 million. The main source of his income is his profession as an actor and martial artist.

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