Zach Gilford Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Nov, 2019
Facts of Zach Gilford
Date of Birth: 1982 , January-14
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Zach Gilford
Birth Name Zachary Michael Gilford
Father Anne Gilford
Mother Steve Gilford
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Evanston, Illinois
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For TV show, Movie
Net Worth $6 Million
Married Kiele Sanchez
Married to Kiele Sanchez
Education Evanston Township High School
Movies The Last Winter, Answers to Nothing, Crazy Kind of Love, The Purge: Anarchy
TV Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy
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Zach Gilford is an American actor famously known for playing the role of Matt Saracen on the award-winning television series Friday Night Lights. In 2006, Gilford portrayed the character of Maxwell McKinder in the film The Last Winter, which later earned him a nomination for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

A Northwestern University Graduate

Zach was born Zachary Michael "Zach" Gilford in Evanston, Illinois, on January 14, 1982, to Anne Gilford (mother) and Steve Gilford (father). He holds American nationality and is of half Swedish and half Russiam Jewish descent.

Moving on to his education, Zach attended Evanston Township High School and later studied at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

He was a Trip Leader for Adventures Cross-Country. Gilford has also led wilderness and adventure trips for teens to Alaska, British Columbia, California, Hawai, and the South Pacific.

Before pursuing the acting career, Zach used to work as a staff member for the YMCA Camo Echo in Fremont, Michigan.

Famous For Friday Night Lights

In 2003, Gilford debuted in the film industry with a small role of Jimmy in a short-film Handbook to Casual Stalking. In 2005, he landed a role as Kevin Wilcox in the American crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starring Diane Neal and Danny Pino.

Zach Gilford attending the premiere of Friday Nights Lights SOURCE: Yahoo

Later, Zach played the role of Maxwell McKinder in the thriller film The Last Winter in 2006, which later earned him a nomination for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast. The same year, he got his breakthrough role of Matt Saracen in the American sports drama series Friday Nights Lights.

In 2009, Gilford made his guest appearance as Charlie Lowell in the American medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy starring Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, and Sandra Oh.

Talking about his recent works, Zach joined the cast of American police procedural drama buddy cop television series L.A.'s Finest as Ben Walker. He shares the screen with the actors like Jessica Alba, Ryan McPartlin, and Ernie Hudson.

What is Zach Gilford's Net Worth?

According to some tabloids, American actor, Gilford enjoys a net worth of $6 million as of November 2019. He mostly accumulates his wealth from his professional career as an actor.

There is no information regarding Gilford's salary and income, but the sources claim an average actor earns from $50 thousand to $80 thousand per annum. So, being a versatile actor, Gilford might earn a handsome salary in a similar range.

Married To Kiele Sanchez

The Last Winter actor, Zach, is married to Kiele Sanchez. The lovebirds met for the first time in spring 2010, and they started dating subsequently. And just around a year of courtship, they got engaged in November 2011.

Zach Gilford and his wife Kiele Sanchez at their wedding. SOURCE: ABC News

The pair tied the knot on December 29, 2012. After five long years of their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Zeppelin Adele, on November 29, 2017.


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