Michelle Gomez is a renowned Scottish actress, probably most famous for her roles in the comedy series “Green Wing,” “The Book Group,” “Doctor Who,” and several other series. She’s also the wife of the accomplished English actor Jack Davenport.
- 1 Age, Early Life, and Education Background
- 2 Interesting Facts and Hobbies
- 3 Career Beginnings and Rise to Prominence
- 4 Personal Life
- 5 Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
- 6 Net Worth
- 7 Who Is Michelle’s Husband, Jack Davenport?
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Born to May and Tony Gomez who hail from Glasgow, Scotland, under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 23 November 1966, Michelle Gomez is 55 years old as of 2021. Her father worked as a photographer while her mother was a successful modelling agent, who owned an agency. Michelle was born with her twin brother Derek, and is the only girl in her family of four siblings. Unfortunately, Derek passed on in 2004, leaving her seriously devastated, but she got over it a few years later.
Michelle became instantly attracted to show business and the world of acting when she watched her first play, “Kiss Me, Kate” at the age of seven. Since that day, her parents started supporting her, seeing that her passion was becoming more unstoppable as time went by.
In 1978, Gomez joined Shawlands Academy and studied there for five years before enrolling theinto Royal Scottish Music and Drama Academy.
Interesting Facts and Hobbies
Michelle likes dancing as seen on her Instagram, and during an interview with Bustle, said that ‘Apparently I came dancing out of the womb…It makes me free and shakes off any nerves or anxiety, and then I’m kind of open for something good to happen.’
During the beginning of her career, Michelle was nicknamed ‘the roach’ by her co-workers, since she was very resilient and determined, and even though she was rejected from time to time, she kept going back, which made her seem ‘indestructible.’
She has been selected to assume antagonist roles on most occasions, but despite this, she doesn’t believe that her characters are ‘mentally deranged.’ She said during an interview that ‘God gave me this face, you know, I don’t have a button nose. With this profile I was always going to be playing witches….I think they’re (her characters such as Pickwell and Sue White) a kind of mouthpiece of women who are a little different. They’re intelligent, fearless, and they don’t give a fig what you think about them.’
Career Beginnings and Rise to Prominence
Before coming into the limelight, after she graduated Michelle did a couple of odd jobs to earn her living. In 2008, she was interviewed by The Sunday Times, and revealed that she was once a kitchen porter and a waitress, and revealed that she at some point cleaned bathrooms, and even presented karaoke nights.
To avoid seeming jobless, rumours have it that she once applied for a driving license (fake), to dupe her friends that she was a taxi driver.
Film and Stage Appearances
Michele’s first film role was as Nurse in 1989’s “First and Last” and she rose to prominence in 1998 when she was featured in her second film “Acid Rain”, based on Irvine Welsh’s three short stories. In 2005, Michelle was seen in “Chromophobia”, and in the year that followed she appeared in the Dean Cavanagh and Irvine Welsh-created film “Wedding Bells”, and on stage in “Boeing-Boeing,” performed at London’s Comedy Theatre. 2008 saw her appearing in the play “The Taming of the Shrew,” in which she played Kate, at Novello Theatre and Courtyard Theatre, after she was taken on by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In 2012, Gomez played another major role, in the movie “The Wedding Video,” as a wedding planner who has psychological issues.
Appearances in TV Series and Other Works
The Scottish actress made her TV show debut in 1992 in “Taggart”, before playing staff liaison officer Sue White in the sitcom “Green Wing” (2004). She was later seen in BBC’s “Carrie and Barry,” which by coincidence aired the same night the show “Green Wing” debuted. Her first starring role was in the TV series “Feel the Force” (2006) on BBC 2, and she later appeared in the drama “The Book Group,” which aired on Channel 4.
She was next seen in the eighth season of the famous very long-running series “Doctor Who”, portraying a character who was initially named the Nethersphere Gatekeeper in 2014.
She’d been cast to appear only in the show’s finale, but she made a few cameo appearances in several other episodes. Michelle played Missy, a female incarnation of the Master, who was the Doctor’s nemesis in 2015’s “The Witch’s Familiar”/”The Magician’s Apprentice” episodes, which saw her nominated for the Best Television Actress Award in that year at British Academy Scotland Awards and British Academy Television’s Supporting Actress Award.
Lately, Michelle was seen in Netflix’s horror TV Show “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018), in which she portrays Madam Satan/Lilith.
She has also featured in a number of commercials, including in 2012 in an advert by the British Direct Line insurance firm, in which she portrayed a landlord who had the habit of eavesdropping on her tenants.
She also made YouTube comedy sketch videos for the channel Wildseed Studios entitled “Heather.”
Gomez has attained online popularity with her Twitter account too, which has close to 80,000 followers, and she’s active on Instagram with around 750,000 followers.
Gomez is married to Jack Davenport, with whom she tied the knot in May 2000 in a private wedding ceremony attended only by close friends, colleagues, and family. Jack is a renowned English actor, who rose to prominence for his role in the TV shows “Coupling” and “This Life.” They’ve welcomed a son together named Harry, who was born ten years after their wedding. They are now purportedly living a happy life together in New York.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Michelle holds Scottish and Portuguese-Montserratian descent, is of white ethnicity and with long brown hair and a set of grey eyes. She is slimly-built and weighs approximately 112lbs (51kgs) and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall.
Gomez has earned her net worth from her main career as an actress. She also earns from sponsored posts ,and as of 2021, she’s worth approximately $1 million. On the other hand, her partner, Jack, is reputedly worth nearly $4 million.
Who Is Michelle’s Husband, Jack Davenport?
Famous for playing Norrington in the acclaimed franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and Lancelot in the film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,”, Jack Davenport is a famous actor who was born in Wimbledon, London, under the Pisces zodiac sign on 1 March 1973, making him 48 years old as of 2021.
His parents are Maria Aitken and Nigel Davenport, who had deep roots in the acting industry, and was raised together with his sister Laura and brother Hugo. His parents separated when he was seven years old, and during that time, he was taken into Oxford’s Dragon School before he joined the boys’ independent school Cheltenham College. He matriculated to the University of East Anglia, and majored in English Literature and Film Studies.
Jack has appeared in many films and TV shows, including “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” (1999), ITV1’s 2006 “The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant”, “The Boat That Rocked” and many others. One of his latest roles is in “Saint Joan” by George Bernard Shaw, portraying the Earl of Warwick. Jack has earned his net worth primarily from his acting career.