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.
Andrew James Clutterbuck
Birthday / Date of Birth
Andrew Lincoln was born on 14 September 1973, in London, England.
He’s currently 45 years old.
Andrew is of English descent on his father’s side while he has South African ancestry on mother’s side.
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.
- Father – was a Civil engineer
- Mother – was a Nurse
- Siblings – Richard Clutterbuck (Older Brother) (Teacher)
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.
- In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
- In centimeters – 178 cm
- In meters – 1.78 m
- In Kilograms – 80 kg
- In Pounds – 176 lbs
- Measurements – 41-14-33
- Chest – 41 inches
- Biceps / Arms – 14 inches
- Waist – 33 inches
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.
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
In 1994, Andrew guest appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey as Terry.
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
|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.