American actress Gillian Iliana Waters came into prominence for her recurring role in the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She gained further recognition after being cast as the female lead in Sony Productions’ action film Never Back Down 3.
Iliana is married to one of the handsome hunks of the Hollywood industry. She is the second wife of the ‘Black Dynamite’ star Michael Jai White. Thousands of fans are eager to know how their relationship started and whether the power couple shares any children.
Here is everything you need to know about Gillian Iliana’s love life, including her net worth and family details.
What is Gillian Iliana Waters famous for?
The 46-year-old actress gained widespread attention after exhibiting a jaw-dropping acting skill in the movie Never Back Down: No Surrender, where she played Myca Cruz. She also won millions of hearts from the popular TV series The Oval Diane and Black-Ish.
Aside from professional achievements, Iliana is known for her marriage with a fellow actor. She is the second wife of renowned American actor and director Michael Jai White, best known for his roles in TV series such as Black Dynamite, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, and Clubhouse, to name a few.
Iliana’s career started from the music video as LL Cool J’s Lover in Hey Lover ft. Boyz II Men in 1996. The same year, she made her acting debut with the comedy film How to Be a Player.
The actress then landed several minor roles on television series, including Martin, Days of Our Lives, My Wife and Kids, and Ghost Whisperer. She also had a recurring role in the hit soap opera Days of Our Lives and appeared as Amoria on Xena: Warrior Princess.
Caption: Gillian Iliana – actress of Days of Our Lives
Iliana also guest-starred in the popular Nickelodeon’s show Sam & Cat. She had her breakthrough as the female lead in Sony Productions action film Never Back Down 3.
As of 2021, Iliana plays the recurring role of Diane Wilmont, a US Press Secretary, in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval.” Likewise, she appears as Tammy Diamond in “The Restless” and as Tanya in the hit ABC series “Black-ish.”
Net Worth in Figures
Throughout her career as an actress, Iliana has accumulated a hefty fortune. Over 20 years of an acting career, she has established herself as a millionaire actress. As of December 2020, her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
Early Life: Parents & Ethnicity
Iliana was born in Los Angeles, California, on 16 January 1975. She is the daughter of Victors Waters and Cheryl Water. She grew up in the Altadena city of California. Furthermore, she is of African-American, Blackfoot Indian, and Irish descent.
The actress attended Howard University after earning a scholarship from the LAPD to study Administration of Justice. But she later changed her major to Human Communication and minored in Dramatic Arts.
A Blissful Married Life
Iliana first met her future husband, Michael Jai White, in 1995. However, their romance didn’t spark at that time, and they remained best friends for over a decade. After dating for a few years, Michael popped the question to Iliana in February 2011.
Caption: Iliana and Michael have been married since 2015.
The power couple got married on 3 July 2015 in a lavish but intimate ceremony in Thailand. Their wedding was different from the rest: a combination of traditional Thai and western rituals, attended by 50 guests. Tony Jaa – a Buddhist monk and martial arts star – had officiated their ceremony.
Iliana has two daughters, Alaia and Niahla, from her previous marriage to Antonio Brown. Similarly, she has three stepchildren – Devin, Jai, and Morgan – from her marriage to Michael Jai White.
How tall is Gillian Iliana Waters?
Iliana stands at a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches. She has a well-maintained, fit body that weighs around 58 kg.