Homer James Jigme Gere Biography

Homer James Jigme Gere is the son of American actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, etc.

Quick Facts

Birthday: February 6, 2000

Nationality: American

Famous: Family Members American Men

Age: 20 Years, 20 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born in: New York City, New York

Famous as: Richard Gere's Son


father: Richard Gere

mother: Carey Lowell

siblings: Hannah Dunne

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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Homer James Jigme Gere is the son of American actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell. Homer’s father is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a ‘Golden Globe Award,’ while his mother is best known for appearing in television series and films, such as ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Six Degrees,’ ‘Fierce Creatures,’ ‘The Guardian,’ and ‘Licence to Kill.’ Though he likes to maintain a low profile, Homer has made several public appearances alongside his famous father. In 2014, he accompanied his father to the 44th annual ‘Giffoni Film Festival’ at Giffoni Valle Piana in Italy. In 2017, he was seen holidaying along with his father in Italy. The father-son duo was joined by Richard Gere’s then-girlfriend Alejandra Silva.

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Rise to Fame
  • Homer James Jigme Gere was born in February 2000 in New York City, United States of America. His parents named him after their respective fathers. Homer started hogging the limelight quite early as both his parents were an established name in the field of entertainment. While his father’s popularity had reached far and wide at the time of his birth, his mother was well-known for her modeling and acting career. Homer’s parents decided to part ways in September 2013 and spent the next three years trying to finalize their divorce settlement in the ‘Supreme Court of the State of New York.’ During the highly contested divorce proceedings, Homer was thrust into the limelight as there was a dispute over custodial parent rights. His mother, Carey Lowell, wanted to live with her son in Gere’s $4.5 million property in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, from where she refused to move out. When his parents’ divorce case was finally settled in October 2016, Homer went on to live with his mother. Though he was only 16 at the time of his parents’ divorce, he handled the situation well and chose to support his parents’ decision. He also continued communicating with his father and made several public appearances with him.
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Public Appearances
  • In 2014, Homer joined his father at the largest children’s film festival in Europe, ‘Giffoni Film Festival,’ at Giffoni Valle Piana in Italy. At the film festival, Richard Gere was honored with a special award for his services to arts. Homer, who graced the event wearing a casual outfit, was happy to walk the blue carpet alongside his famous father. Homer made headlines again in 2017 spending holidays with his father and Alejandra Silva in Italy. Alejandra Silva, who would go on to marry Richard Gere in 2018, was seen getting along well with her future stepson. The trio was spotted spending quality time together at a beach in Italy. Homer had made several other public appearances with both his parents during his childhood days.
Family & Personal Life
  • Homer James Jigme Gere has a half-sister named Hannah Dunne from his mother Carey Lowell’s previous marriage with actor, producer, and director Thomas Griffin Dunne. In February 2019, Homer welcomed his half-brother when Richard Gere’s wife, Alejandra Silva, gave birth to a baby boy in New York. Alejandra Silva also has a son named Albert from her previous marriage with Govind Friedland. Unlike his father, Homer likes to maintain a low profile. He currently lives in New York.

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- February 16, 2019
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