Daniel Gillies made his name appearing as Elijah Mikaelson in the hit drama show The Vampire Diaries and its subsequent offshoots. His appearance in the show made the actor an internationally recognized actor and in 2021 he is still winning hearts with his bit part performance in the hit Netflix show Virgin River. Also, through the years fans have wanted to know who his girlfriend is and after his recent divorce from his long time wife, the interest has increased further and we are here with some details.
The Vampire Diaries actor was born on 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was born to New Zealander parents who decided to move back to the country after their child was born. Daniel grew up in a family of doctors but he always wanted to be an actor as he thought that was the only thing he was good at. After struggling for a while New Zealand film industry, the actor moved to Australia.
The move to Australia did not bear fruits as Daniel would've hoped so he decided to pack his bags and move to the country of his birth. But work was hard to come by there also, so in 2001 Daniel moved to California and so began his career in show business. Through years of hard work the actor has managed to carve a solid career for himself as well as being successful in his personal life. Recently, however, Daniel Gillies got divorced and in 2021 he is dating a new girlfriend and here is all you need to know.
Daniel Gillies Girlfriend 2021 - Dating for About Half a Year!
Daniel Gillies is dating his girlfriend Julia Misaki for about half a year in 2021. They made their relationship public in February.
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After his career began in Hollywood, the actor met Rachael Leigh Cook for the first time and the two hit it from the start. They started to date soon after and romance took another step when he proposed resulting in a marriage few months later. The couple got married in 2004 and by 2015 they had two children, a son and a daughter.
But the marriage was not meant to be as he couple announced their separation in 2019 and filed for divorce in 2020. Their divorce was recently finalized in March of 2021 but by that time Daniel had moved on with his new girlfriend. The actor started posting more frequently after his divorce was finalized and in 2021 he is dating cellist Julia Misaki.
Daniel Gillies' Relationship With His Girlfriend Julia Misaki in 2021
After his marriage with his long time wife was over Daniel Gillies started dating his girlfriend Julia Misaki in 2021. The couple made their first appearance together on Daniel's Instagram page as the Virgin River actor posted a story of the two on a beach with a drawn heart sign at the bottom right corner. While they did not confirm the relationship right away, the picture was an obvious give away.
Soon after Daniel's divorce was finalized the actor posted about Julia on his grid for the first time. He posted a group of photos of the couple from the beach on 30 April 2021 and captioned the pictures, "ok, but here’s the difference: we *know* we’re being as*holes." That was the first appearance of the duo together in Daniel's Instagram.
Julia posted a cryptic photo 1 day later on 1 May 2021. She just showed two drinks on the beach and geo tagged the photo to Cancun, Mexico. The duo were vacationing there together and she started posting videos of the trip there, about 10 weeks ago. Daniel and his girlfriend got on a boat and lived off the coast for a few days and you can watch it all, here.
For those wondering who Daniel Gillies' girlfriend Julia Misaki is, well, she is a cellist, an actress, a model and an all around talented person. Julia was born on 23 July 1988 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri but grew up in Osaka Japan. She lived in Europe as well and currently resides in the US with her boyfriend. Daniel Gillies and his girlfriend have been dating for about 6 months now in 2021.
Daniel Gillies Played Mark Monroe in the Netflix Series Virgin River
Virgin River is a Netflix TV show, currently in its third season and based on work of Robyn Carr. The series debut was in 2019 and since then, in quick succession, 2 more seasons have come out to massive fan following and critical success. So much so that Netflix has already green lit a fourth season, which starts filming in late July of 2021.
The show follows Melinda Monroe, a nurse practitioner who lost her husband and is moving away from the city to a small town called Virgin River. Mel and finds home, love, and a family in her new place but her memory and pain that comes with it haunts her everyday.
Daniel Gillies played Mark Monroe in the hit Netflix series. Mark was the husband of Mel and a supporting one at that. But an accident results in his death and after suffering multiple miscarriages and losing her husband, Mel decides to move away. In the show Mark makes appearances through flashbacks and it is not clear if he will appear in season three.
Virgin River's third season will be available for streaming on 9 July 2021, only on Netflix. The cast is led by Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe, Colin Lawrence as Preacher, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine. Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea, and Tim Matheson, as Doc Mullins.