Gillian Iliana Waters (also known as Gillian Iliana White) is an American actress. She is the wife of the American actor and martial artist Michael Jai White.
Gillian Iliana Waters was born on Thursday, January 16, 1975 (age 45 years; as of 2020), Los Angeles, California. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She grew up in Altadena, California.
She graduated as an honors student from John Muir High School Early College Magnet, Pasadena, California. She wanted to become an FBI agent and received an LAPD scholarship to Howard University to study Administration of Justice; however, she changed her mind and did her majors in Human Communication and minors in Dramatic Arts from Howard University.
Height : 5’ 7”
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black (dyed blonde)
Family & Ethnicity
She is of African American, Blackfoot Indian, and Irish descent.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Victor Waters and her mother’s name is Cheryl Waters.
She has a sister named Heather Linden Kodama and a brother named Lamar A Waters.
Husband, Relationships & Children
She got married to Antonio Brown on January 18, 2005. She has two daughters from her marriage to Brown: Alaia Waters (born in 2001) & Niahla Waters (born in 2008). In 1997, she met the actor Michael Jai White for the first time at a party. After dating each other for less than a year, they broke up but continued to be friends. Gillian and Michel began dating in 2012 again. On July 3, 2015, she got married to Michael Jai White in Thailand.
She has three stepchildren from Michael’s previous marriage to the Gynecologist Courtney Chatman: two step-sons named Devin White (born in 1990) and Jai Jordan White (born in 1995) and one step-daughter named Morgan Michelle White (born on December 24, 2008).
In 1996, she was first seen in the music video of American rap artist LL Cool J’s song ‘Hey Lover’ featuring the band Boyz II Men.
She then appeared as ‘Dr. Dre’s wife’ and tango partner in his music video ‘Been There, Done That’ (1996).
She made her television debut as ‘Rhonda’ in the series ‘Martin’ (1996).
She has acted in the TV series: Malcolm & Eddie 1997), The Wayans Bros (1996-98), Arli$$ (1998), Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1998), For Your Love (1999), Xena: Warrior Princess (2000), The Parkers (20001), My Wife and Kids (2002), Ghost Whisperer (2005), Days of Our Lives (2007), The Exes (2014), Strange Angel (2018), NCIS: Los Angeles (2019), Black-ish (2020), The Oval (2020), and In the Cut (2020). She made her film debut as ‘Shante’ in the film ‘How to Be a Player’ (1997).
She has acted in the films: Jackie Brown (1997), The Breaks (1999), Bamboozled (2000), Sister’s Keeper (2007), Back Then (2012), Cops and Robbers (2017), Welcome to Sudden Death (2020), Take Back (2021), and The Hit.
- Her family member and close friends call her ‘Gill’ with love.
- In high school, she was a student-athlete and a basketball and baseball player.
- She is an avid dog lover and owns a pet dog.