Richard Tiffany Gere (Philadelphia, 31 August 1949) is an American actor. Gere was born at Philadelphia, from Jewish parents of origin angloirlandese. The father, Homer George Gere, was an insurance agent for the Nationwide Insurance Company and the mother, Doris Anna Tiffany, is a housewife. It has three sisters, and 2 brothers a German. Its reputation of sex symbol is exploded in 1980, with American Gigolo, and more has consolidated in the time above all with the film Pretty Woman and The dottor T and the women. It has married two times, from 1991 to 1995 with the model and actress Cindy Crawford, while from 2002 is married with the actress Carey Lowell from which had a son. Before Christian has converted to the buddhismo and is front-line for civil causes like the struggle all AIDS and the human right in the zones of the Tibet. Gere begins the career of actor in 1973, when comes entered for the theatrical representation of Grease. In the '75 the debut on the large screen with the film arrives I Compare the police chief. Nevertheless it is in the eighties that it is done to note the public at large, (above all feminine) for the interpretations in American Gigolo and Official and gentleman. The definitive consecration arrives in 1990 when in company of the splendid Julia Roberts turn the romantic Pretty Woman. In 2003 it is winner of the Golden Globes like better actor of musical\comedy, with the film Chicago.