Daniel Gillies is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on the television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and its spin-off ‘The Originals’. Daniel is also well regarded for role as Dr. Joel Goran in the Canadian series ‘Saving Hope’, a medical series with a paranormal twist. His career sparked with features in a few Auckland Theatre Company productions, before landing a two-season lead role in the television drama series ‘Street Legal’. After chasing further acting opportunities in both Sydney and Canada, he finally made the transition to Los Angeles where he was successfully casted for Spider-Man 2. Since 2002, Gillies has worked in Canadian and American film and television, attaining primarily guest roles in television shows such as ‘Masters of Horror’, ‘NCIS’, and ‘True Blood’. In 2012, Gillies wrote, directed and starred with his wife Rachael Leigh Cook in Broken Kingdom. Daniel Bollywood break occurred in the year 2004, with the release of the popular Bollywood love story ‘Bride and Prejudice’.