Who is Caitlin Gerard?
Caitlin Beverly Gerard was born on 26 July 1988, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her leading role in the first season of “American Crime” in which she played a drug addict. She gained a lot of critical acclaim for her performance, with many surprised that she did not attract any award nominations.
The Net Worth of Caitlin Gerard
How rich is Caitlin Gerard? As of early 2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $16 million, earned through success in acting since 2010.
She’s appeared in numerous popular films as well as television shows, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is limited information regarding Caitlin’s family life, childhood, and the development of her interests towards acting. It is known that she grew up in Los Angeles, a place known for being the home of many popular stars. She attended Malibu High School which is a public school in California, and after matriculating enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA).
UCLA is the southern branch of the University of California system, having been established in 1919. It is the fourth oldest of the 10 campus system and offers over 300 degree programs covering a wide range of disciplines. There are around 44,000 students there annually and is the most applied to of any American university. The school is considered one of the Public Ivies, meaning that their quality of education rivals with that of the Ivy League. In 2019, it was ranked as the best public university in the US by the US News & World Report.
Gerard graduated in 2010 with a BA degree in English, and began taking acting projects, beginning with the film “The Social Network” in which she played the character Ashleigh. It is a biographical film adapted from the book “The Accidental Billionaires”, which tells the story of the founding of the social network site Facebook with Jessie Eisenberg starring as the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The film was made without the involvement of any of the Facebook staff, including Zuckerberg.
A year later, Caitlin had a small role in “Answers to Nothing” which is a mystery thriller film starring Elizabeth Mitchell, then in 2012 was cast in the film “Magic Mike”, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer. It follows the story of a 19 year-old male stripper, who is guided by one who has been in the business for six years. It is based on the experiences of Channing Tatum working as a stripper in Tampa, Florida.
Continued Rise to Prominence
Also in 2012 she worked on the slasher horror film entitled “Smiley” which starred her alongside Melanie Papalia, then the following year became a main cast member in the television show “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”, the story of a teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame instead of attending college. He hires a camera crew to film himself on his quest, even though he doesn’t have talent. The show only lasted for a season, and she was then selected for one of her most notable roles, in “American Crime”.
It’s an anthology series with each season introducing a new story with new characters, and gained a lot of critical acclaim throughout three seasons.
In 2018 Caitlin was cast in the film “Insidious: The Last Key”, a supernatural film and the fourth installment in the “Insidious” franchise. In terms of the chronological setting, it is the second in the story which follows para-psychologist Elise Rainier as she investigates a haunting inside her childhood home. Caitlin was also given a recurring role in the fifth and final season of “The Last Ship”, which is loosely based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley.
In 2019, she was labelled by “GQ” magazine as one of the rising leading stars of the horror genre, for her performance in the film “The Wind”. She’s recently been doing independent film projects.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Gerard is in a relationship though she has not shared a lot of details about him. He appears frequently in many of her online posts as the two spend a lot of time together. They also own numerous pet dogs, including several beagles whom she also spends a lot of time with.
She also loves spending time with her family, and travelling the world.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she promotes some of her mainstream and independent work, and gives a bit of insight into her life away from professional endeavors. Another account she has is on Twitter, however, she hasn’t posted anything new on her account since 2016, preferring to focus on Instagram.