Table of Contents
Virginia Gay Biography – Virginia Gay Wiki
Virginia Gay is an Australian actress, writer and director, best known for her work on Winners & Losers, and All Saints. Gay’s breakthrough role of Gabrielle Jaeger in All Saints cemented her as one of Australia’s favourite actresses. She has since gone on to play a range of coveted roles, including Detective Rachel Kennedy in Savage River and lawyer Frances James in Winners and Losers and most recently as the unflinching CEO, Eve, in Safe Home.
Beyond the small screen, Virginia has made her mark on stage with lead roles in both Calamity Jane and Cyrano, which she both wrote and starred in.
Virginia Gay Age
Actress Virginia Gay was born on 16 September 1981 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Virginia Gay Family
Virginia Gay is the daughter of Rob and Pen Gay. She has an elder sister, Meg. Meg lives in England with her two sons, Eddie and Ralph.
“My dad, Rob, was my primary caregiver when I was growing up. My mother, Pen, worked full time as an English literature lecturer at university and Dad was a freelancer in music history who put his work on hold to be at home with me. We bonded because of that special time together,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“My parents still live in the same house in Surry Hills [in inner Sydney] that they bought when Mum was pregnant with me. They have informed each other’s work and lives perfectly. It’s a template I’ve taken into my life.”
Virginia Gay Husband
Is Virginia Gay married? She is single. In a 2017 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Gay revealed to have no interest in getting married until “we have marriage equality”.
Virginia Gay Lesbian
Is Virginia Gay a lesbian? She is pansexual. She is a supporter of Trans, gender-diverse and non-binary people.
Gay has a taste for men who “look like lumberjacks and flirt like an improviser, but I try and stay away from the narcissist because I know he’s not good for my soul. I loved man buns, beards and tattoos before they were hipster!”
Gay’s first long-term relationship was in her late 20s and early 30s. “My first long-term relationship taught me that I was worthy of love. We dated for three years around my late 20s and early 30s, ended on good terms and were kind to each other coming out of it. We are still friendly.”
She spent most of her 20s falling in love with the wrong people. “I was always super attracted to masculine men with a streak of vulnerability and a bit of weird. The people who always did my heart in were magnetic narcissists.”
Virginia Gay Dancing with the Stars
All Saints star Virginia Gay was a contestant on the 2023 series of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Australia. She was partnered with Ian Waite, dancing for Wear it Purple.
Why did you sign up to Dancing With The Stars?
I have always wanted to learn to dance. I’m a terrible dancer. I’ve been hoodwinking directors and choreographers for YEARS by saying “I reckon this character should be a really bad dancer” and actually it’s been meeeeeee all along who has been the bad dancer! Frances on Winners and Losers? Bad dancer. Calamity Jane? Bad dancer. Cyrano? Bad dancer.
What will your challenges be?
I have almost no cardio. But you don’t need your lungs to dance, do you? Wait – DO YOU??
Do you have any previous injuries that you need to consider?
I’m hypermobile so I’m predisposed to injuries. I gotta watch I don’t blow out a hip socket just from JOY.
How do you think you’ll cope with the criticism of the judges?
I mean, bring it on. I’m terrible. Give me your points about how I could be less terrible!
What’s something that we don’t know about you that might surprise your fans?
Ah … she loves to garden? She would KILL to have a dog, but can’t because she travels so much, so she looks after other people’s dogs when they’re away? Just friends’ dogs, it’s not a business… YET.
How are rehearsals going?
I’m really enjoying moving my body like this – I’m slow to pick things up, but I enjoy getting them right and asking things like ‘where is the weight when you do that? What is your other hand doing??’ Whether my partner is enjoying my relentless toddler-like questions is another matter…
How will you psych yourself up before you step onto the DWTS dance floor?
I scream all of my notes to myself in Ian’s face. It’s very calming to him.
Virginia Gay Height
Australian actress Virginia Gay stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (5’10″/1.78 m tall). Gay told Now To Love: “I’m 1.78m tall, nearly six foot”.
Virginia Gay’s Instagram handle is @thatsmsgaytoyou.