Michel Gill - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 17, 2022

Michel Gill
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: House of Cards (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : April 16, 1960 (age 63)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Michel Racine Gill
Birth Place: New York City, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: James Vladimir Gill
Mother's Name: Nadine Racine
Siblings: 3

Nina Gill (sister)
Kitty Gill (sister)
Natasha Gill  

High School: Aiglon College
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Juilliard School
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 3, 1998
Wife's Name: Jayne Atkinson
Children: 1

Jeremy Gill (son)

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
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Who is Michel Gill?

Michel Gill is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in House of Cards as President Garrett Walker, Mr. Robot as Gideon Goddard.

Michel Gill in House of Cards (Image: New York Post)

Michel Gill – Age, Parents, Siblings

Michel Gill was born on April 16, 1960, in New York City, USA as Michel Racine Gill. He is a first-generation American as his mother Nadine Racine and father James Vladimir Gill were holocaust survivors who settled in the United States. 

He was raised alongside his three siblings – sisters Nina Gill, Kitty Gill, and Natasha Gill. After his parents divorced, his mother settled in New York while his father lived in Switzerland, until his death in 1995.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Michel Gill was initially admitted to a prestigious boarding school in Switzerland -Aiglon College. Later on in his life, he joined Tufts University in 1978 before transferring to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1980. He was admitted to Juilliard School in 1981 and graduated from there in 1985.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Michel Gill – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Michel Gill met fellow actress Jayne Atkinson while both were in the Long Wharf Theatre’s production of The Heiress. After beginning to date in 1992, he married his longtime girlfriend on 3 October 1998. The couple also co-starred in House of Cards with Atkinson’s role being Secretary of State Catherine Durant.

With his wife, he has a child- a son named Jeremy Gill. There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the married pair.

Michel Gill, Jayne Atkinson (Image: Popsugar)

Michel Gill – Career

Early Days

Gill’s debut appearance in the 1984 film Protocol remained uncredited and his second film appearance was in the 1990s The Palermo Connection. This was followed by roles in the TV movies Afflicted (2013), Dangerous Liaisons (2014), Condemned (2015), Who Killed JonBenét? (2016), etc. He also had guest roles in the TV series L.A. Law (1994), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003), All My Children (2010), The Good Wife (2013), Person of Interest (2014), Forever (2015), The Get Down (2016-2017), etc.

Finally, his role as President Garrett Walker in the TV series House of Cards (2013-2017) was greatly recognized internationally. He appeared in 25 episodes of the series.

Films, Series

Over the last decade, Michel Gill has had reoccurring roles in the TV series Ray Donovan (2017) as Doug Landry, Mr. Robot (2015-2017) as Gideon Goddard, Chicago Med (2018) as Robert Haywood, God Friended Me (2019) as Wilson Hedges, Nova Vita (2021) as Anthony Nixon, The Gilded Age (2022) as Patrick Morris, The Dropout (2022) as Chris Holmes, etc.


On the set of The Dropout, Michel Gill has worked with Kevin Sussman, Hart Matthew Bochner, Andrew Leeds, Amir Arison, Josh Pais.

(grom left) Jake Satow, Amanda Seyfried, Elizabeth Marvel, Michel Gill on The Dropout (Image: Hulu)

Michel Gill – Net Worth, Salary

Michel Gill’s net worth and annual salary/income estimates are under review.

Michel Gill – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Twitter, Gill is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Instagram and Facebook.

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