Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1970
SpouseLaird Hamilton
MarkHusky Voice
FactRelease of the book, "Gabrielle Reece: Volleyball's Model Athlete" by Terri Morgan. [1999]

Gabrielle Reece (born January 6, 1970) is an American professional volleyball player, sports commentator, fashion model, and actress. She is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall, and her vertical jump was once measured at 45 inches (114 cm). She is considered one of the best female volleyball players of all time.

Reece was born in La Jolla, California, the daughter of Barbara (née Alba) and George Reece. Her father was of English and Irish descent, and her mother was of Mexican ancestry. Reece has two older sisters, Tracy and Kim. She was raised in Santa Barbara, California, and began playing volleyball at the age of eight.

Reece attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she played on the women’s volleyball team. She was a member of the USA Volleyball team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1995 World Grand Prix.

Reece’s professional career began in 1996, when she signed a two-year contract with the Italian team Asystel Volley Novara. In 1998, she returned to the United States and played for the Long Beach Stingrays of the now-defunct American Volleyball League (AVL).

Reece has appeared on the cover of magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, and Fitness. She has also appeared in television shows such as Baywatch and Celebrity Fit Club.

In 2000, Reece married Laird Hamilton, a professional surfer. The couple have two daughters: Reece Viola Hamilton (born 2003) and Brody Jo Hamilton (born 2008).

Reece is a spokesperson for Nike, Inc., and has her own line of fitness equipment and apparel. She has also written three books: My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life (2001), Big Girl in the Middle (2003), and Dispatches from the Front Lines of Beauty (2005).

Reece has a net worth of $4 million.

General Info

Full NameGabrielle Reece
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1970
Height1.91 m
Weight77 kg
ProfessionTV Personality, Television producer, Sports commentator, Volleyball player, Writer, Actor, Model
EducationFlorida State University


SpouseLaird Hamilton
ChildrenReece Viola Hamilton, Brody Jo Hamilton
ParentsRobert Eduardo Reece, Terry Glynn


MoviesGattaca, Gabrielle Reece: Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts
TV ShowsStrong, Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, MTV Sports, Insider Training

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#Marks / Signs
1Husky Voice
2Towering height.
3Stylized silver cross her father wore on the day he died in a plane crash


1Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling.


1Release of her exercise DVD: "Gabrielle Reece Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts". [2008]
2Appeared in a commercial for "Pure Air" all-natural zero calories sweetener. [2009]
3Release of her book, "Big Girl in the Middle" by Gabrielle with Karen Karbo. [1997]
4Release of the book, "Gabrielle Reece: Volleyball's Model Athlete" by Terri Morgan. [1999]
5Release of the book, "Gabrielle Reece: Star Volleybook Player" by Liza N. Burby. [1997]
6Is currently pregnant with her second child, due to arrive January 2, 2008. She plans to turn her pregnancy into a new career venture. She will be making guests appearances on the Today (1952) show to talk about keeping fit during each stage of pregnancy. She will also be releasing a pregnancy workout DVD as well. [June 2007]
7Is an only child.
8Gave birth to a daughter, Brody Jo, on January 1, 2008 in Hawaii.
9Gave birth to her first child, daughter Reece Viola Hamilton in October 2003.
10Stepmother to husband Laird's daughter 11-year-old Izabella, from a previous marriage.
11Her husband is surfer Laird John Hamilton. Stepdaughter-in-law of Bill Hamilton.
12Played pro beach volleyball for the Lady Foot Locker team and was captain and team MVP.
13As an Elite agency fashion model she could command a $10,000 a day rate.
14The 6' 3" 160 lb Reece was an All-Conference volleyball star at Florida State University, where she attended on an athletic scholarship.
15Volleyball star-turned-model.




Cloud 92006Christina Hansen
Men's Health Minutes2006TV SeriesHostess
8 Simple Rules2005TV SeriesMaggie
Arli$$1999TV SeriesGabrielle Reece
Gattaca1997Gattaca Trainer
Cybill1996TV SeriesGabrielle Reece
The Extremists1995TV Series


Insider Training2005TV Series documentary executive producer


The Doctors2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself
S.T.R.O.N.G.2016TV SeriesHerself / Host
Rachael Ray2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2016TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Beverly Hills Royal2015TV Series documentary
WWE Summerslam2014TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Power Players: Sports' Hottest Couples2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Nine for IX2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The View2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
The Jeff Probst Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hell's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Hello! Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Sidewalks Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerself
The Biggest Loser2010TV SeriesHerself
Gary Unmarried2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Ecoist2007TV SeriesHerself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2007TV SeriesHerself
Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race2007TV SeriesHerself
America's Next Top Model2006TV SeriesHerself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHerself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2006TV SeriesHerself
Insider Training2005TV Series documentaryHostess
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHerself
North Shore2004TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Model and Former Volleyball Player (segment "Surf's Up")
Riding Giants2004DocumentaryHerself
Air Bud: Spikes Back2003VideoHerself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-1999TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit '971997TV SpecialHerself
Chicago Sons1997TV SeriesHerself
Ellen1996TV SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1996TV SeriesHerself
Off Camera with Dean Cain1995TV SeriesHerself
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHerself
MTV Sports1993TV SeriesHerself - Features Reporter
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
The Chevy Chase Show1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Model and Former Volleyball Player (segment "Surf's Up")


Nominated Awards

2015New York EmmyNew York Emmy AwardsLifestyle Program: Program/SpecialThe Game 365 (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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