Who is Gael Anderson?
Gael Anderson was born in the mid-‘70s in London, United Kingdom, and is a former actress, but probably better known for being the wife of actor Andrew Lincoln. Her husband is noted for gaining international fame for his portrayal of the character Rick Grimes in the television series “The Walking Dead”.
The Net Worth of Gael Anderson
How rich is Gael Anderson? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through success in her previous work endeavors. Her wealth has also been potentially elevated thanks to her association with Lincoln, as he has a net worth estimated to be over $16 million.
Early Life and Family
Gael grew up with a bit of familiarity with the entertainment industry, thanks to her father who is Ian Anderson, a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the British rock band called Jethro Tull.
He’s also known for his capability to play various musical instruments, such as the guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, whistles, harmonica, saxophone, bouzouki, and balalaika. In 1983, he embarked on a solo career with the album “Walk in the Light”, and has released four other solo albums.
Gael’s mother was heavily involved with the work of Jethro Tull as the press officer, before becoming responsible for their on-stage effects. The family lived in a 500 acre farm on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and then moved for a brief period to Montreux, Switzerland, before settling in Wiltshire, England, while still maintaining their Switzerland residence.
Anderson worked in the entertainment industry at a young age, mainly being given support roles. One of her first projects was in “Gone” which was released locally.
Two years later, she tried more acting projects, and had a secondary role in the film “Landfall” which follows the story of a rural commune as they try to cover up their murder of a policeman after he discovers their use of illegal drugs. She continued to pursue acting work, in the meantime appearing in the television movie entitled “The God Boy” portraying a police officer.
Eventually, her fame increased when she became a part of the television series “Teachers”, during which she would meet her future husband.
The comedy show started airing in 2001, and follows the daily lives of several secondary school teachers. During its first season, Andrew Lincoln was a heavy feature, as he played the probationary teacher Simon Casey, though later on the show took more of an ensemble approach.
By its fourth and final season, only a few of the original cast members remained. The show is set in the fictional school Summerdown Comprehensive, and was filmed at the former Merrywood Grammar School. The show earned six BAFTA nominations throughout its run.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) e sua esposa Gael Anderson#Rick
Husband – Andrew Lincoln
Aside from his work in “Teachers”, Lincoln got a lot of acclaim in England thanks to shows such as “This Life” which was his first major role. He then gained one of his first international projects in the 2003 British romantic comedy film entitled “Love Actually”, which features a mostly British ensemble cast.
The film received mixed reviews, but was a box office success. Other projects he worked on over the years include “Human Traffic”, “Heartbreaker”, and “Blue/Orange”. In 2010, his fame increased significantly when he was cast as the protagonist of the live action adaptation of “The Walking Dead”.
His character Rick Grimes is a sheriff’s deputy, who wakes up from a month-long coma to discover that he is in a midst of a zombie apocalypse. He eventually becomes the leader of a group of family and strangers as they fight through a post-apocalyptic land filled with flesh eating zombies.
He stayed with the show for eight years, before leaving after expressing his desire to spend more time with his children. He’s won numerous awards and accolades for his role, and for a time he was at the center of one of the world’s biggest pop culture franchises.
Happy Birthday to the one and only Norman Reedus, aka Daryl Dixon❣️ pic.twitter.com/f9kiiHwpHd
— The Walking Dead (@TWDFamilyy) January 7, 2020
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Anderson met Lincoln on the set of “Teachers” around the time when he was just visiting the set as a guest director, and was no longer a main cast member of the show during this period. Things clicked from there – the two became friends, then dated, and were together for four years before marrying in 2006. They have two children together and reside in the UK.
One of the reasons there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any online presence.
She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites. She prefers to keep her privacy, and has only appeared in public a few times, often to support her husband at red carpet events and the like. The two have also been seen on vacation with their children, often going to beaches or spending time with wider family. Her husband has a minor presence online, due to the nature of his work. He mainly keeps it professional, posting some of his upcoming projects including a “The Walking Dead” film, following his character after his exit from the show.