Gillian Iliana White - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 17, 2022

Gillian Iliana White
Nick Name: Gill
Profession: Actress
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 16, 1975 (age 49)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Gillian Iliana Waters
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Victor Waters
Mother's Name: Cheryl Waters
Siblings: 2

Heather Linden Kodama (sister)
Lamar A Waters (brother)

High School: John Muir High School
University: Howard University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 3, 2016
Husband's Name: Michael Jai White

Antonio Brown (2005 - ?)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 2 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Gillian Iliana White?

Gillian Iliana White is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the TV series The Oval as Dianne Wilmont, and The Young and the Restless as Tammy Diamond and is married to actor Michael Jai White.

Gillian Iliana White – Age, Parents, Siblings

Gillian Iliana White was born on January 16, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gillian Iliana Waters. Her mother’s name is Cheryl Waters and her father’s name is Victor Waters. Raised in Altadena, she is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- a sister named Heather Linden Kodama and a brother named Lamar A Waters.

Gillian Iliana White with her parents (Image: Instagram)  

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Gillian Iliana White attended John Muir High School. Following graduation, she went on to attend Howard University as an honors student. There she majored in Human Communication and Dramatic Arts.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Gillian Iliana White – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Gillian Iliana White married her first husband Antonio Brown on 18 January 2005. After welcoming two children- daughters Alaia Waters (born 2001) and Niahla Waters (born 2008), they divorced.

She went to date actor Michael Jai White on 3 July 2015 in an intimate but extravagant ceremony in Thailand. They had been friends since the mid-1990s and had briefly dated in 1997. The pair reunited in 2011 and got engaged in 2014.

Through this marriage, Gillian Iliana White is a stepmother to Michael’s seven children. Three of her step-children include daughter Morgan Michelle White (born December 24, 2008, from marriage with Courtenay Chatman), sons Devin White (born 1990), and Jai Jordan White (born 1995). Although the details of her other step-children are not publicly known, Michael revealed in August 2021 his oldest son died of COVID a few months prior.

Michael Jai and Gillian Iliana White married in 2015 (Image: Instagram)  

Gillian Iliana White – Career

Early Days

White’s debut screen appearance was in a 1996 short video for Hey Lover for LL Cool J and Boy II Men. Her next work was as the tango partner of Dr. Dre for his music video of Been There, Done That

This was followed by appearances in episodes of the TV series Martvin (1996), Malcolm & Eddie (1997), The Wayans Bros (1996-1998), Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1998), For Your Love (1999), and in the films How to be a Player (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), The Breaks (1999), etc.

Films, Series

Since 2000, Gillian Iliana White has starred in the films Bamboozled (2000), Sister's Keeper (2007), Back Then (2012), Cops and Robbers (2017), Take Back (2021), The Hit, A Family’s Fury, etc. Moreover, she has portrayed guest characters in the TV series 2000Xena: Warrior Princess (2000), That’s Life (2000), The Parkers (2001), My Wife and Kids (2002), Ghost Whisperers (2002), Partners (2014), NCIS: Los Angeles (2019), Black-ish (2020), Lace among others.

Also, White has been credited for her recurring role in the TV series Days of Our Lives (2007), The Young and the Restless (2019), The Oval (2020-2021) Diane Wilmont, etc.

Gillian Iliana White in The Oval (Image: IMDb) 


On the set of The Oval, Gillian Iliana White has worked with Daniel Croix Henderson, Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Ptosha Storey, and Lodric Collins.

Gillian Iliana White – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of White is estimated to be around $1.5 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Gillian Iliana White – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Gillian Iliana White is followed by thousands of followers.

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