Cole began his professional career at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. Since then he has been in the industry but was never a blockbusting actor. He is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood but with a rather moderate ambiance. His first Emmy nomination was from the HBO political satire TV show Veep (2012 till present).
Date of Birth: September 20, 1956
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gary Michael Cole is successful as an actor but his career has been filled mostly with average days. He is an exceptional actor and rarely had a low or a high moment in his profession. He does not do much aside acting except being a devoted father to his daughter. Read on to know all there is to know about this calm actor.
Gary Cole mother
Lois Gotha (mother)
Gary’s mother was a director of finance and has been ever supportive of her son’s desires to be an actor.
Gary Cole father
Robert Cole (father)
His father was a school administrative assistant and now is retired.
Gary Cole siblings: sister
Nancy Cole Polancich (sister born to same parents)
She was a music and theatre arts genius while they were younger. When Cole was 12 years old, he chose to follow in his sisters steps and that was how his entertainment dream was birthed. Nancy has been married to Ron Polancich since August 1, 1976.
Gary Cole ex-wife
Teddi Siddall (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: March 8, 1992 till 2017 (25 years)
Date of Birth: August 12, 1953
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Teddi like her husband has an illustrious career as a television and movie screen star though hers was shorter lived. She played Cathy in Forever Strong (2008) alongside her husband. In 1998, the ‘The Accident (1997)’ actress put her career in the back burner so she could have more time for her daughter Mary who has autism.
Siddall stated that she had been separated from the veteran actor since February 8, 2015. She filed for a divorce in 2017 from her husband of over two decades asking for spousal support and adult child support for their daughter.
Gary Cole children: daughter
Mary Leila Cole (daughter with Teddi Siddall)
Date of Birth: March 16, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Mary is the only child to Entourage (2004 – 2011) actor and in 1995, she was diagnosed with autism. The first time Gary figured something was not right was when his little girl was two. She did not process information like other humans did and she hardly picked up on social cues. He immediately started searching for answers and that was how his daughter’s condition was discovered pretty early. This early diagnosis of her condition has helped greatly as the loving parents did all they could to make sure she lived a relatively normal life.
She started therapy as a young girl and with the help of a personal aide, attended mainstream elementary and middle schools. For high school, she went to learning facility made for kids with special needs and is about pursuing a career as an actor like her parents.
Teddi and Gary have over the years been highly dedicated as autism parents and have through their celebrity status raised immense awareness and support for other kids with autism.