Anne Elizabeth Gish was born on the 13th March 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, and as Annabeth Gish, she is a film and television actress, perhaps still best known for starring alongside Julia Roberts in the cult classic coming-of-age film “Mystic Pizza” (1988). Her on-screen career started in 1986.
Have you ever wondered how rich Annabeth Gish is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gish’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through her successful career in acting.
Annabeth Gish Net Worth $3 Million
Annabeth Gish was one of three children of Robert Gish, who taught English Language at the University of Northern Iowa, and Judith Gish, who was a teacher at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. Annabeth lived in Cedar Falls, Idaho from the age of two, and there she attended Northern University High School. Afterwards, she decided to pursue a degree, and she graduated with BA in English from Duke University in 1993.
Annabeth started her career as a child actress, first taking parts in community theatre, and then transitioning into commercials. Her film debut occurred in 1986, when she was cast in the drama film “Desert Bloom”, starring Jon Voight and JoBeth Williams. Gish practically grew up in front of the cameras, maintaining a steady stream of roles throughout her teenage years. She starred in the comedy drama “Hiding Out” (1987) alongside Jon Cryer, and the comedy film “Shag” (1989) with Bridget Fonda, however, one of her most memorable roles to date occurred in-between these features, when she joined the cast of “Mystic Pizza” (1988), playing the sister of Julia Roberts. While it wasn’t a big box office success, the movie was praised by the critics, especially the lead performances, and for this role Gish received her first nomination, for Young Artist Award. The second nomination soon followed, for her turn in the television crime drama movie “When He’s Not a Stranger” (1989), in which she played a college rape victim.
In the mid-nineties, she took part in the ensemble western film “Wyatt Earp” (1994), and in the critically acclaimed biopic “Nixon” (1996). Since then, she has also built a successful television career, with recurring roles in shows such as the drama series “Courthouse” (1995), and the hit political drama “West Wing” (2003-2006), in which she played Elizabeth Bartlet Westin, the First Daughter. However, more notable are her starring television roles, first in the later seasons of the popular science fiction show “The X-Files” (2001-2002) – for her role as Special Agent Monica Reyes she was nominated for a Saturn Award – and then in the crime drama “Brotherhood” (2006-2008), both of which increased her net worth significantly. She also co-starred on “The Bridge” (2013-2014), a crime drama which was based on the Danish-Swedish series “Broen/Bron”, and lasted two seasons.
Lately, she could be seen in several recurring roles in acclaimed television shows, including “Sons of Anarchy” (2014), “Scandal” (2016), and “Rizzoli & Isles” (2016). She also reprised her role as FBI Agent Monic Reyes in “The X-Files” revival in 2016. She has two releases scheduled for 2017, the drama film “Grass Stains”, and the comedy drama “Highly Functional”.
Annabeth met her husband, Wade Allen, on the set of “The X-Files”, where he was a stunt man. They married in 2003, and welcomed their first child, a son, in 2008. She is known for her charity work, and she supports the humanitarian agency CARE International.
Mother, with Wade Allen, of son Enzo Edward Allen, born on 25 October 2008 in Rhode Island, USA, weighing 7 pounds.
Mother, with Wade Allen, of son Cash Alexander Allen, born on 12 January 2007.
Sister of Timothy (Tim) and Robin Gish.
Daughter of Robert and Judith (Judy) Gish.
Her birth surname is Gish. While her grandmother's name is Lillian, she is not the famous silent film actress Lillian Gish, nor is she related to Dorothy Gish.
Her father was an English Professor.
Attended Northern University High School and graduated in 1989. Went to Duke University and took a break from acting and earned a BA in English in July 1993.
Grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
What scares me? I kind of believe in ghosts. I believe they can wander around, so that scares me. But the stuff that really scares me are the catastrophic events like my husband or children or my family being harmed, or something like that.
I am pretty scare-able. I guess that is why I like doing horror because my imagination can take me places.
My parents called me their wise little baby. I was mature when I was 4 or 5. My brother and sister were older, so I was raised by four adults.
Nothing about 'Brotherhood' is ever wrapped up in a nice package.
I'm no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business.