In Hollywood, where large crowd are fighting for fame, it’s undeniably true that Sienna Guillory has competed in tough game of fame. As per the typical trend of many models managing to enter the acting industry, British-born Guillory has also set up a career in Hollywood acting industry starting as a model. While pursuing her dream of becoming an actress, she also made a profile as model. Continuing her job by picking up the minor roles in independent films and TV movies, Guillory first attracted public interest upon her in 2001 while she appeared in ‘Superstition’.
Sienna Guillory was born to Isaac Guillory, American folk guitarist and Tina Thompson, English model on 16th March, 1975 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, of UK. Her dad was of Jewish ancestry. When she was 10, her parents relocated to Fulham and went to Norfolk after a year. Her parents called off their marriage in 1993, when she was just 14 and her dad married Vickie McMillan, through which she has two half-siblings including a sister, Ellie and brother, Jacob. She had attended Gresham’s School, where she appeared in numbers of school productions. Since age of 2, Guillory has been an equestrian. At the age of fourteen, she was given a horse. She named it as ‘The Night Porter’ or ‘Porty’.
Prior to get her start in the acting industry, Guillory decided to support herself by landing the full-time modeling jobs and with her ballerina friend’s support signed a contract with the London-based modeling agency named Select. She soon began picking the high-profiled campaigns including campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Armani and Paul Smith. Also gracing various fashion magazines’ covers, she became the face of a fragrance, Hugo Boss for three years starting in 1999. She is now signed to the Independent Models in London. Gaining exposure in Medias through her modeling pursuits, she decided to focus on acting in 2000. She has said in an interview her interest of experiencing how it feels to be like other people was the reason that she wanted to be an actress. She went on gaining the acting roles but began hating to perform.
However, Helen Mirren’s onstage performance re-inspired her to continue the acting jobs. Her screen debut came in 1993 when she appeared in screen adaptation of Coper’s novel entitled ‘Riders’. She obtained a role when casting directors found her while searching for the young actress having the horse riding skills. Her performance in the TV show landed her in next small role in mini-series ‘The Buccaneers’. Prior to begin as model to support her in beginning acting journey, she landed the job of waitress in a club. Before starting professionally in acting, she honed her skills at New World School of the Arts and then Paris Conservatoire. During that time she took small parts in television and films such as ‘The Future Lasts a Long Time’, ‘Star! Star!’, ‘The Rules of Engagement’, ‘Kiss Kiss’, ‘Two Days, Nine Lives’, ‘The 3 Kings’ and many more. Deciding to focus on acting, she played a substantial role in 2000’s thriller ‘Sorted’ and continued with appearance in BBC TV sitcom ‘Take a Girl Like You’. She went on appearing predominantly in British movies including ‘Late Night Shopping’, ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘Love, Actually’. Starring in mini-series ‘Helen of Troy’, she earned nomination of Satellite Awards.
Guillory found herself in her first gig appearing in ‘Resident Evil: Aocalypse’, videogame adaptation sequel. Afterwards, she appeared in other television roles and other film like ‘Marple: A Murder is Announced’, ‘The Virgin Queen’, ‘In the Bathroom’ and ‘Silence Becomes You’. In 2006, she starred in ensemble cast of ‘Eragon’, where she re-united with her co-star, Jeremy Jones in ‘The Time Machine’. Appearing in supernatural American drama pilot ‘The Oaks’, she later went to reprise her role in 4th installment of ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’. In 2012, she played main antagonist in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’. She has since earned the net worth of $5 million dollars.
Since one and half decade, Guillory has been devotedly linked with Enzo Cilenti. Introduced to each other in 2000, the couple married in 2002. The couple is blessed with two adorable kids: twin daughters: Lucia Cilenti and Valentina Cilenti. They have welcomed their lovable daughter in 2011. Since 2004, the couple has collaboratively cycled 5 stages of Tour de France for raising money for charitable works. Before Cilenti, she was hooked up with Nick Moran for four years from 1996 till 2000.
Sienna Guillory starring successfully in various productions in movies and television achieved a star status. Her admirers can read her detailed biography in wiki.