Gary Sinise - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 17, 2022

Gary Sinise
Profession: Actor, Director, Musician
Best Known For: Of Mice and Men (film), Forrest Gump (film)
Salary: $15 million
Net Worth: $50 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 17, 1955 (age 68)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Gary Alan Sinise
Birth Place: Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Robert L. Sinise
Mother's Name: Mylles Sinise
Siblings: 2

Craig Sinise (brother)
Lori Sinise (sister)

High School: Glenbard West High School
University: Illinois State University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Swedish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Moira Harris
Children: 3

Sophie Sinise (daughter)
Ella Sinise (daughter)
McCanna Anthony Sinise (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 85 kg (187.39 lb)
Hair Color: Black/ Grey
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Gary Sinise?

Gary Sinise is an actor, director, musician by profession, and American by nationality. The Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award winner is best known for his work in Of Mice and Men, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and Truman.

Gary Sinise – Age, Parents, Siblings

Gary Sinise’s birth took place on March 17, 1955, in Blue Island, Illinois, USA. He was born Gary Alan Sinise to his mother Mylles Sinise and his father Robert L. Sinise, a film editor. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- brother Craig Sinise and sister Lori Sinise.

young Gary Sinise in July 1976 (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Gary Sinise attended Glenbard West High School, later studying at Highland Park High School. After graduation in 1974, he enrolled at Illinois State University. His ethnicity includes Italian, English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish.

Gary Sinise – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Sinise married his longtime girlfriend actress Moira Harris in 1981. He and his wife have welcomed three children together- daughters Sophie Sinise (born November 9, 1988), Ella Sinise (born 1992), and son McCanna Anthony Sinise (born November 10, 1990).

As of 2019, the couple is happy together and is living without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Gary Sinise, Moira Harris in 2017 (Good Housekeeping)

Gary Sinise – Career

Before Fame

Gary Sinise began his professional career as an actor in 1973. His first roles were in the TV series Knots Landing (1980) and in the film A Wedding (1978), for which he was uncredited. His career began to take off in 1982 with the production of True West, which Sinise had directed as well as acted in.

Along with fellow high-school graduates, he started the Steppenwolf theater company which is currently an institution housed in an $8 million theater.

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Films, TV series

Since his rise to fame in 1982, Gary Sinise has worked in Of Mice and Men (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Ransom (1996), Bruno (2000), Open Season (2006), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Good Joe Bell.

In TV series, Gary Sinise has had appearances in Crime Story (1986-1987), The Stand (1994), CSI: NY (2004-2013), Missions That Changed the War (2010-2012), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016-2017).


Sinise has worked with Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, and Mykelti Williamson on the set of Forrest Gump.

Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump (New York Post)

Music, Books, Military

With Marcus Brotherton as a contributor, Sinise has published a book titled Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service. 

Gary Sinise is a strong supporter of various veterans' organizations and frequently performs on USO tours at military bases around the world. He has also volunteered for the National Veterans Art Museum.

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Gary Sinise – Awards, Nominations

Over the course of his career, he has won Saturn Awards (1994), Golden Globe Awards (1995), Screen Actors Guild (1995, 1997), Primetime Emmy Awards (1997), Satellite Awards (1997), etc.

Gary Sinise has also been nominated for Academy Awards (1994), Golden Globe Awards (1994, 1997), Screen Actors Guild (1994), and Primetime Emmy Award (1995), among others.

Moreover, for his work with the U.S. Military, he has received several awards.

Gary Sinise – Net Worth, Salary

Gary Sinise’s net worth and annual salary are estimated to be $50 Million and $15 Million respectively.

Gary Sinise – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Gary Sinise is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also has an official website. In addition, he runs Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization dedicated to the Military.

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