Peter Gallagher Biography

Published On Aug 21, 2015
Facts of Peter Gallagher
Date of Birth: 1955 , August-19
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Peter Gallagher
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Weight in KG 72 kg
Married Yes
Married to Paula Harwood (m. 1983)
Children 2
Education Tufts University
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki
TV Show The O.C.
Net Worth $16 Million.
Eye Color Light brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Body Measurements 34-24-30 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Peter Killian Gallagher
Father Tom Gallagher
Mother Mary Ann Gallagher
Working For Movies
Face Color White
Famous for Musician, writer
Divorce Not Yet
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Breast Size 34 D
Waist size 24 in
Hip Size 30 in
Salary N/A
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Christianity
Neck Size 8.7
Shoe Size 9
Movies Hello, My Name Is Doris
Sisters Joan Gallagher
Siblings Paul Gallagher
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group Maybach Music Group
Nick Name Jana Kramer
Affair with Amber Smith
Albums Don Henley
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Josh Lucas
View moreless Facts of Peter Gallagher

Peter is a married man and a humble spouse to his wife. He married Paula Harwood on 7 May 1983. They are still together. They have two children together named James and Kathryn. Besides this, he is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs and he is not rumored to be dating any other girlfriend. He started his acting career in 1980 and his debut film role was as one of the co-stars in the 1980 film, The Idolmaker. He also appeared on Broadway with Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. He career rose into prominence when he played his role in Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). He was also considered for the role of Ethan in Supergirl (1984) but he didn't appear in it. In 2004, he attended the Best in Drag Show in Los Angeles which raised money net worth $150,000 for AIDS afflicted. It is expected that he is earning a huge salary from his acting career.

Peter Gallagher facts on timeline

Born in Manhattan, New York City

August 19 , 1955

He was from a middle class family.  He was born in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America to Mary Ann, she was a bacteriologist and Thomas Francis Gallagher, Jr., and he was an advertising executive. His birth name was Peter Killian Gallagher. 

Attended Tufts University

July 27 , 1973

He was enrolled at Tufts University in 1973. While he was studying there, he also sang in a group called the Beelzebubs, which is a "mini rock choir" (a capella group) at Tufts. He remained there until 1977.

Married to Paula Harwood

May 7 , 1983

Peter is a married man and a humble husband. He married Paula Harwood on 7 May 1983. They are still together. They also have two children together one son, James and one daughter, Kathryn.

First child James Gallagher

December 30 , 1990

The beautiful couple gave birth to their first child, an on James Gallagher in 1990. They stated that they were really happy to be the parents of their child. There is no exact information about how much he weights when he was born.

Second child Kathryn Gallagher

November 4 , 1993

After giving birth to their first child, the couple again gave birth to their second child in 1993. This time a daughter and they named her Kathryn Gallagher. She was raised in USA along with her elder brother.

Won Venice Film Festival

December 16 , 1993

In 1993, he was honored by Venice Film Festival for his role in Short Cuts (1993). It is not clear though in which category he was nominated. He shared this award with other co-star. This was also his first nominations in any prestigious awards like this one.

Won Golden Globes, USA

February 20 , 1994

In 1994, he was honored by Golden Globes, USA for Best Ensemble. He won this award for his role in Cast Short Cuts (1993). He also shared this award with his other co-star. This was his second award in two years.

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

March 22 , 2000

Peter also won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2000 for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. He was nominated in this award for his role in 1999 movie American Beauty. Since then he has been nominated in various other prestigious awards but has is not lucky enough to claim it. 

began his acting career

June 10 , 1980

Peter started his acting career in 1980 and his debut film role was as one of the co-stars in the 1980 film, The Idolmaker. He also appeared on Broadway with Glenn Close in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. Since then he has made his appearance in many renowned movies.

Ranked 25th in TV Guide's list

June 20 , 2004

He was ranked 25th in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time". He was nominated in this list for his role as Sandy Cohen, Gallagher's character on The O.C. (2003).

Attended Best In Drag Show

September 12 , 2004

He is not born just to act and live his life. He is also born to help others. In 2004, he attended the Best in Drag Show in Los Angeles which raised $150,000 for AIDS afflicted. The show's producer/director was Tom Perdoe. 

Received Oprah Winfrey

February 19 , 2005

He received Oprah Winfrey's "Your Wildest Dream" on 19 February 2005. After receiving this he was taken from Fort Myers to Palms. He spends an afternoon there and received training with the Boston Red Sox Baseball team.

Began acting at 23

1986

James started his acting career at 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He then became a full-time actor. His first role came in Chicago as "Stanley" in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and his last was as the terrorist "Bebert" in the French farce "Lapin Lapin".

Honored by The Annual Independent Critics

2010

In 2010, she was ranked as having one of the "Most Beautiful Famous Faces" by the "Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces From Around the World". She was also ranked 62 in 2009, 32 in 2007, 88 in 2008 and 47 in 2006.