Are you familiar with the sports drama series Friday Night Lights? If yes, you may recognize Matt Saracen, a role portrayed by American actor Zach Gilford. Recently, he was also seen in the famous Netflix horror limited series Midnight Mass.

Zach is also a proud husband of actress Kiele Sanchez, known for her role in the Lost and Kingdom series. The couple has been together for more than 10 years now. Learn more about Zach’s life and relationship in this article.

Quick Info
Full NameZachary Michael Gilford
Birth DateJanuary 14, 1982
Birth PlaceEvanston, Illinois, United States
FatherSteve Gilford
MotherAnne Gilford
WifeKiele Sanchez
Net Worth$1.5 million
Height5 feet and 8 inches (1.72 meters)
Weight79 kilograms

Where was Zach Gilford born?

Zach was born on January 14, 1982, with the name Zachary Michael Gilford in Evanston, Illinois, United States. He was born to his father, Steve Gilford, and his mother, Anne Gilford. Talking about his parents, his father is Jewish, whereas his mother is Lutheran. Other details about his family are unknown to the public. Furthermore, there is also no news about his siblings. Zach is American by nationality, and he is a January Capricorn.

Zach Gilford
Zach Gilford is mostly famous for his role in Friday Night Lights (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

Is Zach highly educated?

Yes, Zach is a bachelor’s degree holder. For primary education, he joined the Evanston Township High School. Later, Gilford attended the prestigious Northwestern University. He was an average student and loved outdoor sports.

How did Zach start his professional career?

Zach debuted in 2003 with the short movie Handbook to Casual Stalking. He then got the chance to participate in the hit series Law & Order: SVU for a minor role in one episode. With some gradual exposure to minor roles, Zach hit hard with the series Friday Night Lights, where Zach played the role of Matt Saracen for a total of 62 episodes from 2006 to 2011. He also appeared in some prestigious series like Grey’s Anatomy and Good Girls.

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Furthermore, for his role in the 2006 movie The Last Winter, Zach was nominated alongside the ensemble at the Gotham Independent Film Award. He is also famous for his role in The Purge: Anarchy, which earned him an MTV Award Nomination. He is currently filming the series The Fall of the House of the Usher and the movie there’s Something Wrong with the Children.

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Zach in Friday Nights Lights

Is Zach Gilford Gay?

There were some misleading rumors related to the actors stating he’s gay. However, the rumors were pretty much faux, as Zach is straight from any angle. The root of the rumor must be his role in the 2009 movie Dare, where his character is attracted to his girlfriend’s gay best friend.

Who is Zach Gilford Wife?

On December 12, 2012, Zach became the luckiest man alive to have married the very beautiful Kiele Sanchez. The couple had a very small private wedding among close friends and family in Napa, California. The couple had history two years back, as they dated in 2010 and fell deeply in love. They must be extremely thankful for the series The Matadors, as it is what got them to know each other. Zach proposed in the November of 2012, and a month later, they were husband and wife.

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Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez Wedding

Does Zach have children?

Zach and Kiele were extremely excited when they announced the news of their pregnancy in August of 2015. However, their beautiful son could not see the ray of sunlight as Kiele suffered from a late-term miscarriage. Two years later, the couple gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter via surrogate.

Is Zach available on social media?

If you are a Zach Gilford fan, you can connect with him on Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram account @zachgilford713 has more than 26k followers, whereas his Twitter account @zachgilford has more than 23k followers. Judging by his posting timeline, we could say he’s on the “active user” side.

What is Zach Gilford Net Worth?

Zach has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, which is pretty less considering how much he’s contributed to the entertainment industry. However, he still has numerous upcoming projects, which is definitely a sign of a net worth boost. Most of his earnings come from his active career as an actor. His wife Kiele also adds to the family income with a net worth of $500 thousand.

What is Zach Gilford Height?

Zach belongs to the tall category with a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.72 meters). Furthermore, he has a slim body type with a weight of 79 kilograms. Furthermore, Zach has beautiful brown hair with blue eyes.

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