Andrew Lincoln is an English actor. His first major role was in the BBC drama This Life, followed by roles such as Simon Casey in the Channel 4 sitcom Teachers and Mark in the Christmas-themed romantic comedy film Love Actually. He is known for his portrayal of Rick Grimes, the lead character in the AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series based on the eponymous comic book series, The Walking Dead.

Birth Name

Andrew James Clutterbuck







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Andrew Lincoln was born on 14 September 1973, in London, England.


He’s currently 45 years old.

Sun Sign




Andrew is of English descent on his father’s side while he has South African ancestry on mother’s side.


Roman Catholic


Andrew Lincoln studied at Beechen Cliff School in Bath. After getting interested in the acting, he spent one summer studying drama at the National Youth Theatre in London. After completion of his school education, he joined the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to hone his acting skills.

Family Details

  • Father – was a Civil engineer
  • Mother – was a Nurse
  • Siblings – Richard Clutterbuck (Older Brother) (Teacher)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Andrew Lincoln has dated –

  • Tara Fitzgerald (1997-1998) – Andrew Lincoln started dating actress Tara Fitzgerald in 1997 after having grown close while working together on the sets of The Woman in White series. Tara, at that time, was nursing a heartbreak after splitting from Dorian Healy, her boyfriend of five years. They had a very passionate affair for under a year before going separate ways in 1998. Tara was very besotted with him, however, Lincoln wasn’t as keen which ultimately led to their split.
  • Danai Gurira – Actors Danai Gurira and Andrew were romantically linked on and off to each other after they started working together on the TV series The Walking Dead. Their show characters were also involved in a romantic relationship which only spiced up the dating rumors.

  • Gael Anderson (2006-Present) – Andrew first met his wife Gael Anderson on the sets of TV show, Teachers. Andrew was working as a director for two of the episodes and Anderson was assigned as his personal assistant. Andrew fell in love with her by just looking at her silhouette. After dating for some time, they got married in June 2006. The wedding was attended by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. They have two children – a daughter Matilda and a son Arthur.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 80 kg
  • In Pounds – 176 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 41-14-33
  • Chest – 41 inches
  • Biceps / Arms – 14 inches
  • Waist – 33 inches

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the lead role as Rick Grimes in the AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series based on the eponymous comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead.

Film Debut

Andrew first appeared in the 1995 film Boston Kickout as Ted. Lincoln appeared in several films such as Human Traffic and Gangster No. 1, especially his role as Mark in the 2003 film Love Actually gained him wider recognition

Television Debut

In 1994, Andrew guest appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey as Terry.

Brand Endorsements

Andrew Lincoln has done voice over work for a number of Adidas commercials and has assumed the role of narrator in various AOL TV adverts.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Result Work
2004 British Academy Television Awards Best New Director (Fiction) Nominated Teachers
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Acting Nominated Love Actually
Empire Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
2007 Golden Nymph Award Outstanding Actor – Drama Series Won Afterlife
2010 IGN Summer Movie Award Best TV Hero Won The Walking Dead
2011 Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Nominated
Scream Awards Best Horror Actor Nominated
2012 Satellite Awards Best Ensemble – Television Won
2013 Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
TV Guide Award Favorite Actor Nominated
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Nominated
Favorite TV Anti-Hero Won
2015 Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Won
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best TV Actor Nominated
2016 Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
2017 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Won
2018 Saturn Awards Best Actor on Television Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Best TV Actor Nominated

Andrew Lincoln Favorites

  • Favorite Song – Just a little lovin’ (By Shelby Lynne)

Andrew Lincoln Net worth

Andrew Lincoln net worth is estimated at $18 million dollars as of 2019. His salary per episode of The Walking Dead is $650 thousand dollars. Over the years, he has appeared in various television series, films and stage shows.

Social Media Profiles

Andrew Lincoln is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Andrew Lincoln

  • While growing up, Andrew Lincoln excelled in rugby and cricket and played on his secondary school’s rugby team before quitting it to pursue acting.
  • He decided to ditch his born name in favor of Andrew Lincoln on the advice of his first agent, who felt that his born name was similar to hobbit names.
  • To get his accent spot on, The Walking Dead director asked him to speak in an American accent at all times, even if they weren’t shooting.
  • At the age of 14 during his schooldays, he got into acting in a hope to attract more attention from girls. His first role was in the school production of Olivier.
  • Despite Lincoln plays the lead role in The Walking Dead, he does not watch the show, because he claims he wants his acting to seem real.
  • The director of The Walking Dead insists him to speak in American accent all the time, even if there weren’t shooting.
  • He associated with is brother who works at a school for few weeks to prepare for his role in the 2001 film Teachers.
  • In 2001, he spent a month in Ghana while doing volunteer work with Voluntary Services Overseas to get an idea about the working of charity foundations.


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