Gillian Flynn Wiki, Bio, Age, Book, Height, Writing, Net Worth, Family, Husband

Gillian Flynn born on 24 February 1971 in Kansas City, MO, is a renowned American writer. Though she was born in Kansas City, Missouri, she was raised in midtown Kansas City’s Coleman Highlands neighborhood.

Stating a bit about her parents, both of her parents were professors at Metropolitan Community College called Penn Valley. Her mother’s name is Judith Ann (née Schieber). 

Flynn was a reading-comprehension professor, and her father, Edwin Matthew Flynn, was a film professor. She is not a single child in her family. She has an older brother, Travis, who is a railroad machinist.

Gillian Flynn is famous for her writing skills. Her most admirable works were novels like Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl. She is also famous for her work in the psychological thriller miniseries, Sharp Objects. Recently, Flynn co-wrote a neo-noir heist film, Widows with Steve McQueen 2018. She has kept her name in various awards throughout her lifetime. 

Flynn is a married woman. She is living a happy married life with her lovely husband Brett Nolan. She has given birth to two children, Flynn Nolan & Veronica. 

Stating a little about her education, Gillian is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School since 1989. She also holds undergraduate degrees in English and journalism from the University of Kansas.

After the completion of study there, Flynn went to Chicago to attend Northwestern University. Later, she earned a master’s degree at its Medill School of Journalism in 1997.

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Gillian Flynn Profile

Gillian Flynn Profile
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Full name Gillian Flynn
Common name Gillian Flynn
Nickname Gillian
Gender Female
Date of birth February 24, 1971
Place of birth Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Age 52 years (As of 2023)
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality American
ReligionNot defined 
Ethnicity Caucasian white
Father name Edwin Matthew Flynn
Mother name Judith Ann (née Schieber)
Siblings An older brother, Travis
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital status Married 
Husband name Brett Nolan
Children Two (Flynn Nolan & Veronica)
Education qualificationEducated 
School name Bishop Miege High School
College Name University of Kansas
RelativesNot defined 
Hobby Screenwriting
ProfessionAuthor, Screenwriter
Famous for Screenwriting
Source of  income Author, Screenwriter
Salary Not defined 
Net worth 12 million dollars approx

Gillian Flynn  Nationality, Religion, Zodiac Sign, and Ethnicity

Gillian has yet now to reveal her religion so far. Her zodiac sign is said to be pieces. Stated about her nationality is American & her ethnicity is Caucasian and white. 

Gillian Flynn  Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement, and Body Appearance

At the age of 52 years, Gillian has maintained a very good physique with a slim body type. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches. Flynn has fair skin color with a medium size black hair and brown eyes. 

To know more about her Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement, and Body Appearance, check out the table below: 

Height 5 feet 6 inches
Weight 62 kilograms
Skin colorFair 
Chest size Not defined 
Waist size Not defined 
Hips size Not defined 
Biceps size Not defined 
Eye color Brown 
Hair ColorBlack 
Hair length         Medium 
Shoe size Not defined 
Dress size Small to medium 
Piercing No 
Body build Slim 

Gillian Flynn Family, Husband, and Children

Flynn married attorney Brett Nolan in 2007. They met through a classmate in graduate school at Northwestern, where she attended when she moved to Chicago from New York in her 30s. 

The couple has two children. Their son Flynn was born in 2010 and their daughter Veronica was born on August 6, 2014.

Miss Flynn is blessed with a son and a daughter. She gave birth to her elder son, Flynn Nolan on January 17, 2010. Veronica Nolan is her younger kid(daughter) who was born on august 6 2014. The two children have an age gap of four years each other. Gillian with her children and husband is happily living in Chicago, Illinois, the USA at her own residence. 

Gillian Flynn  Education

Gillian Flynn is a well-educated woman. She started her education by attending Bishop Miege High School and graduated in 1989. As a young woman, she worked odd jobs which gave a lot of knowledge and work experience to her.

To pursue her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism, She attended the University of Kansas. For her education, she spent two years in California, writing at a trade magazine for human resources professionals. 

Before moving to Chicago and attending Northwestern University for a master’s degree at its Medill School of Journalism in 1997.

 Flynn initially wanted to work as a police reporter, but she chose to focus on her own writing, as she discovered she had “no aptitude” for police reporting. She said in an interview about it. 

Gillian Flynn Career 

After graduating from Northwestern, Flynn briefly freelanced in the U.S. News & World Report before being hired as a writer at Entertainment Weekly in 1998. She was promoted to television critic and wrote about films, but was fired in December 2008.

He attributes his craft to 15 years of journalism. She said: “I couldn’t have written a novel if I hadn’t been a journalist first because it taught me that there is no muse that comes down and gives you the mood to write. 

You just have to do it. I’m definitely not expensive.” Some critics have accused Flynn of misogyny due to the often unflattering portrayal of female characters in her books. Flynn identifies as a feminist. 

Gillian Flynn  Career
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She feels that feminism allows women to be bad characters in literature. She says, “One thing that really frustrates me is the idea that women are innately good, innately nurturing.”

Flynn also said that people will reject “Trumpy, vampy, grumpy types — but there’s still a lot of resistance to the idea that women can just be pragmatically evil, bad and selfish.”

 In 2015, Flynn explained her decision to write fierce female characters, saying, “I’m pretty tired of the brave heroines, the brave rape victims, the soul-searching fashionistas who populate so many books. I especially mourn the lack of female villains—good, powerful female villains.”

In 2021, it was announced that Flynn would run the book publishing business for the newly established independent publishing house Zando

Gillian Flynn’s Net worth

Gillian Flynn has earned a lot with her work. Her net worth is over 12 dollars Million as of 2023. 

It’s said that she earns a salary in the range of $3 Million to $5 Million annually but the exact salary is not finalized yet. In addition, Flynn also makes an impressive income from her other works which include productions, guest appearances, etc which adds a good amount to her net worth. 

Gillian Flynn’s Social Media Presence

Gillian Flynn's Social Media Presence
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