Quick facts
Birth date 31 Aug, 1949
Age 70 yrs
Occupations Actor
Film actor
Film producer
Film director
Human rights activist
Television actor
Stage actor
Voice actor
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Philadelphia
Education University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gender Male
Description American actor
Spouse Cindy Crawford[1991-1995]
Carey Lowell[2002-2013]
Alejandra Silva[ M. 2018]

Richard Tiffany Gere, a prominent actor at the present time, was born on 31st August in the year 1949. He drew the first breath in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was born in the family of a housewife and an insurance agent. His ancestors were the ones who first came from Great Britain to America on the Mayflower ship.


In 1967, Richard Gere completed his studies at the North Syracuse Central High School. While studying there, he demonstrated his talents playing the trumpet, music, and gymnastics. Thanks to his wonderful gymnastics abilities, he obtained a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but turned out to be a dropout two years later.

Career Experience

Richard Gere’s career began with his performances at the Provincetown Playhouse and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. After getting his first experience of acting, he got a major role in the “Grease” (1973). In the middle of the 1970s, he started to play minor roles in Hollywood, including such movies like “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” (1977) and “Days of Heaven” (1978). Following such a success, he took the market by storm when he became the first Hollywood actor to play a gay character. The actor could enjoy real fame, however, after his starring in the “American Gigolo” (1980) and “An Office and a Gentleman” (1982).

Even though his career failed to progress further in the 1980s, he got back on track at the beginning of the 1990s, when Richard Gere boosted his career by starring in “Pretty Woman” (1990) and “Internal Affairs” (1990). Once he got a reputation of a highly successful actor, Richard Gere moved on to play leading in such successful movies like “Sommersby” (1993), “Primal Fear” (1996), “The Jackal” (1997), and “Runaway Bride” (1999). At that time, he had already won a number of awards.

It comes not as a surprise that he continued to play major roles in outstanding and highly popular films, including “Chicago” (2002), “Unfaithful” (2002), and “The Mothman Prophecies” (2002). Despite one more commercial fail, most of the films he took part in have been commercially successful. In particular, it can be proved by the fact that he won 6 out of 20 nominations. In total, Richard Gere has starred in more than 50 movies and he continues to progress in his acting career. And so, there is nothing surprising that his net worth is believed to be around $100 million.

Personal life

In the period between 1971 and 1978, Penelope Milford, an actress, was the girlfriend of Richard Gere. He also had relationships with Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger in 1983 and 1986 respectively.

In 1991, Richard Gere got married to Cindy Crawford, an American supermodel. However, she had not been his wife for a long span since they decided to divorce in 1995. The actor also wedded with Carey Lowell, a model and an actress, in 2002. Yet, the couple decided to divorce in 2013 and they are still undergoing tense court proceedings. Richard Gere has a son, named Homer James Jigme Gere, from the second marriage.

The height of the actor is 1.78 meters.


In total, Richard Gere has starred in over 50 films. His recent film credits include: “Henry & Me” (2014), “Time Out of Mind” (2014), “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2015), and “The Benefactor” (2015). Moreover, he is currently participating in filming such movies like “Oppenheimer Strategies” (2016) and “The Dinner” (2017).

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2020

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