Richard Gere Biography

An American actor and activist, Richard Tiffany Gere’s acting career dates back to the 1970s, where he took on supporting and leading roles in films like Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Days of Heaven. He has also starred in several other major films, including Primal Fear, Runaway Bride, First Knight, and The Jackal.

On August 31, 1949, Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia as the second of five children. His parents, Doris Ann (Tiffany) and Homer George Gere, were both descendants of the Mayflower, with his mother being a homemaker and his father working as an insurance salesman.

Renowned for his striking appearance, captivating persona, and undeniable charm, Richard Gere was crowned People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1999. He notably played an atypical role as the betrayed husband of Diane Lane in the 2002 film Unfaithful. That same year, Gere returned to his musical theater roots and starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway show, Chicago. For his role as the slick lawyer Billy Flynn, Gere won a Golden Globe Award.

Richard Gere tied the knot with model Cindy Crawford in 1991, but the couple parted ways in 1995. In 2002, he exchanged vows with Carey Lowell, but the two ended their marriage in 2013. In 2014, Gere had a brief romantic involvement with Padme Lakshmi. He is a father to a son named Homer.

Profile of Richard Gere

  • Name: Richard Tiffany Gere
  • Born: August 31, 1949
  • Star Sign: Virgo
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.80 m)
  • Education: North Syracuse Central High School, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Family of Richard Gere

  • Spouse: Carey Lowell (m. 2002), Cindy Crawford (m. 1991–1995)
  • Parents: Homer George GereDoris Ann Tiffany
  • Children: Homer James Jigme Gere

Filmography of Richard Gere

  • Brooklyn’s Finest (2010)
  • Amelia (2009)
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
  • Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
  • The Hunting Party (2007)
  • I’m Not There(2007)
  • The Hoax (2006)
  • Bee Season (2005)
  • Shall We Dance (2004)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Unfaithful (2002)
  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • Dr. T and the Women (2000)
  • Autumn in New York (2000)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • The Jackal (1997)
  • Red Corner (1997)
  • Primal Fear (1996)
  • First Knight (1995)
  • Intersection (1994)
  • Sommersby (1993)
  • Mr. Jones (1993)
  • And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Final Analysis (1992)
  • Rhapsody in August(1991)
  • Pretty Woman (1990)
  • Internal Affairs (1990)
  • Miles from Home (1989)
  • Power (1986)
  • No Mercy (1986)
  • King David (1985)
  • The Cotton Club (1984)
  • Breathless (1983)
  • Beyond the Limit (1983)
  • An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
  • Yanks (1979)
  • American Gigolo (1979)
  • Days of Heaven (1978)
  • Bloodbrothers (1978)
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
  • Baby Blue Marine (1976)
  • Report to the Commissioner (1974)

Personal Quotes

  • The secret of my success is my hairspray.
  • When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a quantum leap. He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore; he belongs to the world.
  • I don’t know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest – it doesn’t exist.
  • I don’t think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
  • Billions of people don’t practice a religion at all.

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