Who is Gabrielle Anwar?
Gabrielle Anwar was born on the 4th February 1970 in Staines, Middlesex England, of Jewish and Indian-Muslim ancestry descent. She is a 49 year-old film and television actress, best recognized for her roles in television series “The Tudors” (2007–2010), “Burn Notice” (2007–2013) and “Once Upon a Time” (2011–2018), as well as her roles in films such as “Scent of a Woman” (1992) and “The Three Musketeers” (1993). Her career has been active since 1986.
Gabrielle Anwar Bio: Early Life, Family and Education
Gabrielle grew up in a family of actors, was raised a single child by her father Tariq Anwar, who is a proclaimed film editor and producer, and her mother Shirley Hills, who is an actress. Gabrielle‘s paternal grandfather was an Indian Muslim, while her paternal grandmother was Jewish. Speaking about her education, she attended Laleham C of E Primary and Middle School, and while a student she showed an acting spark and a lot of promise, often performing in school stage performances, such as a St. Trininan’s sketch performed during the school concert. Having matriculated, she decided to follow the family tradition and enrolled at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where she studied dance and drama, and had her first acting credits while she was still a teenager.
Anwar’s talents were quickly recognized by directors, allowing her to build quite an impressive resume at a very young age. She landed her first role in 1986 in the British miniseries “Hideaway”, and what followed were several other support roles in television series before her film debut in “Manifesto” (1988). She soon made a name for herself, and was cast in other British television series such as “Press Gang”, “Summer’s Lease”, “The Mysteries of the Dark Jungle” and “First Born”. During filming in London, she met Craig Sheffer, a fellow actor from the US, and developed a romance such that she decided to move to Los Angeles with him at the age of 19. It did not take long for Gabrielle to find a job in Hollywood – her US film debut was in 1991 in the film “If Looks Could Kill”. In the next year she made a guest appearance in the highly popular “Beverly Hills, 90210” series, and in 1992 she was cast in one of her most recognizable roles as the girl who was a tango partner for Al Pacino’s character in the Oscar-winning “Scent of a Woman”. This role propelled Anwar’s career in the US, and in the following years she acted in several high-budget films, such as “Body Snatchers”, “For Love or Money”, “Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead” and “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”. In 1993 she played the role of Queen Anne in “The Three Musketeers”, alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell and Charlie Sheen, and meantime became noted for her beauty as well, being featured in “People” magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ list in 1994.
Anwar kept busy in the years to come. She starred in several television films, such as “How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale” (2000), and “Sherlock” (2002). She made numerous small screen appearances in popular television series such as “John Doe”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Practice”, however, 2007 proved to be the lucky year for the actress as she was cast in two highly popular television series that would return her to prominence. Firstly, she was cast as Princess Margaret in the first season of Showtime’s historical drama “The Tudors”, and secondly as Fiona Glenanne in USA Network’s espionage drama series “Burn Notice”, a role she would play for seven seasons until the show’s end in 2013. As for her more recent roles, she starred as Nina Fouts in the 2011 comedy “The Family Tree”, and appeared in the final season of ABC’s fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time” as Lady Rapunzel Tremaine.
As regards to her personal life, Gabrielle Anwar is married to Miami financier and restaurateur Shareef Malnik; the two began dating in 2010, and eventually married in 2015 in Montana, highly publicized and covered by many media outlets. Although Gabrielle and Shareef do not have children together, Gabrielle has three children from previous marriages. From her marriage with Craig Sheffer she has a daughter named Willow, and was then married to actor John Verea from 2000-2005 with whom she has a son named Hugo and a daughter named Paisley. Gabrielle currently resides with her children and husband Shareef Manik in Palm Island, Florida.
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So, have you ever wondered just how rich Gabrielle Anwar is? Well, authoritative sources have estimated her net worth at over $4 million as of early 2019, acquired thanks to her long-running career in films and television now spanning close to 40 years.
Social Media and Appearance
If you want to find Gabrielle on social media, be sure to check out her official Twitter account, as well as her official Instagram page. When it comes to her appearance and physical characteristics, Gabrielle is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, weighs around 119lbs (54kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-24-33. She has a slim body build, long brown hair and blue eyes. Her dress size is 4 and her shoe size is 6.5.