David Gulpilil : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography

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David Gulpilil Biography

Name David Gulpilil
Birthdate   1 July 1953 
Death  29 November 2021
Place of Birth  Maningrida, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Miriam Ashley (m. 2004), Robyn Djunginy (m. ?–2003)
Children Jamie Gulpilil
Parents Name not Known
Education Not Known
Profession Actor and Dancer
Net Worth $1 Million – $2 Million
Last Update Nonember 2021

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM was an Aboriginal Australian actor and dancer, known for the films Walkabout, Storm Boy and Ten Canoes. He was a Yolngu man who was raised in a traditional lifestyle in Arnhem Land in northern Australia, and was a skilled dancer as a young man when British director Nicholas Roeg recognised his talent.

Parents and Family

David Gulpilil was Born in 1953. As a young boy, Gulpilil was an accomplished hunter, tracker and ceremonial dancer. Gulpilil spent his childhood in the bush, outside the range of non-Aboriginal influences.There he received a traditional upbringing in the care of his family. He attended the school at Maningrida in Australia’s North East Arnhem Land. When he came of age, Gulpilil was initiated into the Mandhalpuyngu tribal group. His skin group totemic animal is the kingfisher and his homeland is Marwuyu. After appearing in his first film, he added English to several Aboriginal languages in which he was already fluent.

David Gulpilil Wife

David Gulpilil is married to his wife, Mirim Ashley in 2004. However, Miriam is the second wife of David and he was previously married to Robyn Djunginy till 2003.Miriam and David have been together since 2004, however, there has been lots of problem in their marriage. Miriam has filed a case against David with domestic violence twice in 2007 and 2010. David and Mariam are the parents of three children. Jamie Gulpilil is their son, and Phoebe Marson and MaKia McLaughlin are their daughters.

David Gulpilil Net Worth

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu was an Aboriginal Australian actor and dancer has an estimated Net Worth araound $1 Million – $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

In 1969, Gulpilil’s skill as a tribal dancer caught the attention of British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, who had come to Maningrida scouting locations for a forthcoming film. Roeg promptly cast the sixteen-year-old unknown to play a principal role in his internationally acclaimed motion picture Walkabout, released in 1971. Gulpilil’s on-screen charisma, combined with his acting and dancing skills, was such that he became an instant national and international celebrity. He travelled to distant lands, mingled with famous people, and was presented to heads of state.During these travels to promote the film, he met and was impressed with John Lennon, Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee.

After his high-profile performance in Walkabout, Gulpilil went on to appear in many more films and television productions. He played a lead role in the commercially successful and critically acclaimed Storm Boy (1976).He “dominated” the film The Last Wave (1977), with his performance as tribal Aboriginal man Chris Lee.He also had a major role in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia (2008).He sang a role in the sole recording (1973) of Margaret Sutherland’s 1964 opera The Young Kabbarli.



A documentary about his life, Gulpilil: One Red Blood, was aired on ABC Television in 2003. The title comes from a quote by Gulpilil: “We are all one blood. No matter where we are from, we are all one blood, the same”.In 2007, he starred in Richard Friar’s hour-long independent documentary, Think About It! which was focussed on Indigenous rights and the anti-war movement and included commentary from former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, former Greens leader Bob Brown, and Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks.In 2015, Gulpilil appeared in the documentary Another Country directed by Molly Reynolds. The two worked together again when Reynolds directed a documentary about the actor’s life, My Name Is Gulpilil. The film premiered at the 2021 Adelaide Festival.

Cause of Death

The South Australian great actor, dancer, and singer, David Gulpilil is announced dead on Monday night. The Premier’s office has confirmed his death officially.The statement released by the Premier’s office says, “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu (AM). He was an iconic, legendry artist who changed the history of Australian film and Aboriginal illustration on screen.”Though the official statement regarding his cause of death is unknown as of now. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, which may be the reason for his sudden death.