Gabrielle Reece

United States

Gabrielle Reece Bio

Who is Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle Allyse Reece is one of the greatest American professional beach volleyball players of all time and is also a successful model, actress, fitness expert and writer.

Early Life (Childhood)

Reece was born in La Jolla, California and raised in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. An only child of Terry Glynn and Robert Eduardo Reece. She attended Keswick Christian School in St Petersburg. She accepted a volleyball scholarship from Florida State University, where she majored in communications.

Interesting Facts

Gabrielle Reece is an American volleyball player, announcer, model, and actress who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Reece has authored two books, the autobiography Big Girl in the Middle (1998) and My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life (2013).

Personal Life

Gabrielle Reece married professional surfer Laird Hamilton in November 1997. The couple has two daughters together, Reece Viola Hamilton (born in 2003) and Brody Jo Hamilton (born in 2008).


Florida State University inducted Reece into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. She has been nominated in New York Emmy Awards for her show “The Game 365” in 2015.