Who is Rebecca Gleeson?
Rebecca Gleeson was born in Australia in 1971 – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Scorpio, and she holds Australian nationality. She’s a TV publicist, and is perhaps known best for being the wife of the famous Australian actor Eric Bana.
Early life and education
Rebecca was raised in Sydney, Australia by her father Murray Gleeson, who was Chief Justice of Australia from 1998 to 2008, and her mother Robyn Gleeson who was a housewife. She has three siblings – the eldest amongst them, Jacqueline, has become a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, and in October 2020 joined the High Court of Australia.
Rebecca grew up being interested in reading books, practicing creative writing, and acting with her school’s drama club.
She studied at a local high school, from which she matriculated in 1989; even though she hasn’t spoken of her further education, most of her fans believe that she attended college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Rebecca is keeping the details of her career to herself, and the only thing known is that she worked as a publicist for three TV series in the ‘90s.
In 1994, she worked on six episodes of the comedy series “Newlyweds”, created by Ian McFadyen, and which starred Annie Jones, Christopher Gabardi and Sandie Lillingston; it follows the lives of a newlywed couple.
Rebecca was then involved in five episodes of the critically acclaimed action crime drama “Blue Heelers”, created by Tony Morphett and Hal McElroy, and which starred John Wood, Julie Nihill and Martin Sacks.
It follows the lives of Victorian police officers who are working and living in the made-up city Mount Thomas, the series aired from 1994 to 2006, and won 23 of the 46 awards for which it was nominated.
In 1997, she was the publicist of her husband’s comedy series “The Eric Bana Show Live”, which starred Eric and Steve Blackburn.
Love life and marriage with Eric Bana
Rebecca met Eric Bana in 1995, while he was shooting for the TV Series “Full Frontal”, and she for the Seven Network; they started dating only a week after having met, and exchanged vows in 1997, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
In July 1999, Rebecca gave birth to their son Klaus Banadinović, and in April 2002, she gave birth to their daughter Sophia Banadinović.
Neither of the two have spoken of any people whom they had perhaps been with prior to meeting each other, however, there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Eric was in a relationship when he met Rebecca, and that he broke up because he had fallen for Rebecca; this hasn’t been confirmed nor addressed by Eric.
As of December 2021, Rebecca’s married to Eric Bana, and has two children with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Rebecca is active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 1,500 followers; she has uploaded nearly 400 pictures onto the network. Her main hobby today is photography, and most of her Instagram pictures have been taken by her.
She’s a huge dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
Rebecca’s into travelling, and her career has taken her to a couple of European countries and US states, while her dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
She likes to cook, as well as to taste various cuisines, and her favorite is Indian food.
Late at night, Rebecca likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress, the late Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, such as “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Patch Adams”.
Age, height and net worth
Rebecca’s age is 50. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000, while her husband Eric’s net worth is reputedly more than $45 million.
Who is Eric Bana?
Eric Banadinović, known better as Eric Bana, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9 August 1968 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds Australian nationality.
He’s an actor, film writer, producer, director, and a comedian who has appeared in close to 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for his portrayal of the lead character John Meehan, in the crime series “Dirty John”. It was created by Alexandra Cunningham, also stars Connie Britton and Christian Slater, and each season of the series tells a love-gone-wrong story; it has been airing since 2018, and has won one of the seven awards for which it’s been nominated.
Eric was raised alongside his older brother Anthony in Melbourne, by their German mother Eleanor who was a hairdresser, and their Croatian father who worked at Caterpillar Inc. as a logistics managers. Eric studied at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, and became interested in acting during his eight years there.
He was six when he started impersonating his friends and family members, and upon seeing the evergreen 1979 dystopian action thriller movie “Mad Max”, which starred Mel Gibson, Eric decided that he would pursue a career as an actor. After matriculating in 1986, he didn’t enroll at college, but spent the following seven years working as a barman, until launching his career in the film industry.
Between 1993 and 1997, Eric played various characters in 88 episodes of the comedy series “Full Frontal”, and gained recognition in 2000, with his portrayal of the main character Chopper, in the eponymous biographical crime movie. It was written and directed by Andrew Dominik, also starred Simon Lyndon and Vince Colosimo, and follows the criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read, who wrote his autobiography “From the Inside” while being imprisoned; the movie won 12 of the 26 awards for which it was nominated.
Having gained recognition, Eric was invited to play and voice lead characters in a couple of hit movies, such as the 2001 historical action drama “Black Hawk Down”, the 2003 animated adventure comedy “Finding Nemo” (voice role) and the 2004 historical drama “Troy”.
In 2013, he played Erik Kristensen in the critically acclaimed biographical action movie “Lone Survivor”, written and directed by Peter Berg, and which starred Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Emile Hirsch. It follows Marcus Luttrell and his team who are sent on a mission to kill the Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in June 2005; the movie won six of the 24 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar nominations. A couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2020 mystery crime film “The Dry”, 13 episodes of the 2021 horror crime series “The Orchard” and the 2021 animated adventure comedy film “Back to the Outback” (voice role).
Eric has won eight of the 15 awards for his acting skills; his wins include three Australian Film Institute Awards, a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and a Boston Society of Film Critics Award.
He’s also a car racer, and competed for the first time in 1996 in the Targa Tasmania with his 1974 XB Ford Falcon coupe; in 2004, he bought a Porsche 944 so that he could race in Australia’s Porsche Challenge.
Eric is a philanthropist, and has volunteered and donated money to a couple of charity organizations, including Youth Off The Streets, Mental Illness Fellowship and Australian Childhood Foundation. He’s also a huge lover of animals, and has volunteered with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; while he was shooting for the movie “Troy” in Berlin back in 2004, Eric donated money to a couple of German animal shelters.