Biography of Richard Gere
Richard Gere was born on 31 August 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Now, he is 71 years old. Likewise, he is working in the field of Acting as a professional from the year 1969 to date.
Moreover, he began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days of Heaven (1978). He came to prominence with his role in the film American Gigolo (1980), which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol. Similarly, he went on to star in many well-received films, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Cotton Club (1984), Pretty Woman (1990), Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), I’m Not There (2007), Arbitrage (2012) and Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016). Further, for portraying Billy Flynn in the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago (2002), he won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the cast.
Personal Life of Gere
Likewise, Gere was born to Homer George Gere and Doris Ann (née Tiffany, 1924–2016) as she was a housewife and his father was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and had originally intended to become a minister. Gere is their eldest son and second child. His paternal great-grandfather had changed the spelling of the surname from “Geer”.Both of his parents were Mayflower descendants; Gere’s ancestors include Pilgrims Francis Eaton, John Billington, George Soule, Richard Warren, Degory Priest, Francis Cooke, and William Brewster.
In 1967, Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School, where he excelled at gymnastics and music and played the trumpet. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship, majoring in philosophy, but he left after two years and did not graduate.
Further, the height of Gere is 5ft 9 inch and he’s of English, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish and French descent. He was named “sexiest man alive” by People magazine in 1999. Similarly, according to famousbirthsdeaths.com, the Net worth of Richard Gere is estimated to be $120 million.
- Full Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
- Date of Birth: 31 August 1949
- Age: 71
- Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Education: North Syracuse Central High School
- Profession: Actor
- Active Years: 1969–present
- Parents: Homer George Gere and Doris Ann
- Spouse: Alejandra Silva (m. 2018), Carey Lowell (m. 2002–2016), Cindy Crawford (m. 1991–1995)
- Height: 1.8 m
- Children: Homer James Jigme Gere
- Net Worth: $120 million
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