Who is Gabriel Macht?
Gabriel Swann Macht was born in New York City, USA, on 22 January 1972 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, producer and director, with close to 40 acting credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of John Russell, Jr. in the 2006 historical thriller movie “The Good Shepherd”. It was directed by Robert De Niro, who also starred in it alongside Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie – the movie follows the history of the CIA, and won two of the 16 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction.
Early life and education
Gabriel was raised in New York City alongside his siblings Jesse, Ari Serbin and Julie, by their Jewish parents; their father Stephen Macht is an actor, while their mother Suzanne Victoria Pulier’s an activist and museum curator.
Gabriel’s brother Jesse’s today a successful musician. The family moved to California when Gabriel was five years old, and it was around this time that he became interested in acting. He was eight when he made his debut film appearance, playing Jeorge in the 1980 comedy drama “Why Would I Lie?”, but after his portrayal of the lead character Kid in the 1983 short family movie “Kid in the Real World”, Gabriel took an eight-year break from acting, wanting to focus on his studies. He was educated at Beverly Hills High School, and was interested in a couple of activities during his time there, including playing various sports such as soccer and basketball. Upon matriculating in 1990, Gabriel enrolled at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1994; he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Roles in TV series
Gabriel made his debut TV series appearance in the 1991 episode “Leading from the Heart” of the romantic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and the remainder of the ‘90s saw him appear in an episode or two of several series, such as the comedy “Spin City”, the romantic comedy drama “Sex and the City”, and the drama “Wasteland”. He gained recognition in 2000, when cast to play Dr. Mark Gabriel, one of the main characters in the mystery horror drama “The Others”, created by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, and which also starred Julianne Nicholson and Missy Crider. It follows the life of a young college student who’s able to see ghosts; the series was nominated for five awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.
Gabriel appeared in only one other series in the 2000s: the 2005 episode “Unaired Pilot” of the critically acclaimed mystery crime drama “Numb3rs”. His most recent role has been his portrayal of the main character Harvey Specter in the popular comedy drama “Suits”, created by Aaron Korsh, and which also starred Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. It follows college dropout Mike Ross who has just begun working for Harvey Specter, one of the best attorneys in New York City; the series aired from 2011 to 2019, and won one of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Roles in movies
The year 1995 saw Gabriel play Johnny Draper in the adventure drama “Follow the River”, while a couple of his following roles were in the romantic comedy drama “The Object of My Affection” and the comedy “The Adventures of Sebastian Cole” both 1998, and the 1999 fantasy comedy drama “Simply Irresistible”.
He gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play Stackhouse, one of the lead characters in the action thriller drama “Behind Enemy Lines”, directed by John Moore, and which also starred Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. It follows a pilot who’s been shot down while flying over war-torn Bosnia, and who’s now running for his life; the movie won one of the three awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Gabriel’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2003 action thriller “The Recruit”, the 2004 drama “A Love Song for Bobby Long”, and the 2009 crime comedy drama “Middle Men”.
In 2010, Gabriel played Trey Hannigan in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy drama “Love & Other Drugs”, written and directed by Edward Zwick, and which starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Judy Greer; it follows a womanizer who has fallen in love with a girl suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and the movie won one of the six awards for which it was nominated. Gabriel’s most recent movie role has been in the 2013 horror thriller “Breaking at the Edge”, which received mixed reviews.
Gabriel produced the 2000 short movie “The Bookie’s Lament”, and produced 103 and directed four episodes of the series “Suits” between 2013 and 2019. He’s made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, such as “The Queen Latifah Show”, “Weekend Today”, and “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.
Awards and nominations
Gabriel has won only a single award: a 2007 Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Good Shepherd”. He was also nominated for a 1982 Young Artist Award for Best Young Motion Picture Actor, for his performance in the comedy movie “Why Would I Lie?”
Love life and wife
Gabriel prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He met American-British actress and former model Jacinda Barrett in either 2000 or 2001, while they were shooting together for a movie; the two married in 2004, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
Jacinda gave birth to their daughter Satine Anais Geraldine Macht in August 2007, and their son Luca Macht followed in February 2014. There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Gabriel was once in a relationship with American actress Sarah Gray Rafferty, alongside whom he starred in “Suits”, however, it’s known that the two are only best friends, and have been so for close to three decades. As of June 2022, Gabriel’s married to Jacinda Barrett, and has two children with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Gabriel’s highly active on Instagram and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to three million followers, while he’s uploaded more than 300 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him during his everyday life.
He’s physically highly active and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body. Gabriel’s a philanthropist and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations, mostly to those which aim to help underprivileged children; he has also donated money to a couple of animal shelters. He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and Meryl Streep, while a couple of his favorite films include “I Am Legend”, “Meet Dave” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Age, height and net worth
Gabriel’s age is 50. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs). As of June 2022, Gabriel’s net worth stands at an estimated $8 million.