Who is Gus Birney?
Gus Birney was born on 27 July 1999, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, best known from gaining fame in the Spike television series entitled “The Mist”. She’s also worked on other popular shows during her career, including “Chicago Med” and “Jessica Jones”. She’s been active in the entertainment industry since the 2010s.
The Wealth of Gus Birney
How rich is Gus Birney? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also gained potential significant wealth thanks to her parents who are both actors, with their careers giving a boost in her lifestyle.
Early Life and Family
Gus grew up with a lot of exposure, knowledge, and experience of acting, due to both of her parents being successful actors. Her father is Reed Birney who is known for his work in stage productions, mostly in Broadway and off-Broadway plays. He won a Tony Award in 2016 for his performance in the play called “The Humans”, a one-act play written by Stephen Karam, and became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His performance also helped him gain a Drama Desk Award, which he’s won three other times throughout his career.
Her mother is Constance Shulman, who is known for her work in the Netflix series entitled “Orange is the New Black” playing the character Yoga Jones. She is also the originator of the role Annelle in the play “Steel Magnolias”. Another role she is known for is in the animated series entitled “Doug”, in which she voices the character Patti Mayonnaise.
Wanting to follow the footsteps of her parents in pursuing an acting career, Gus began with involvement in numerous commercials – not much is known about her childhood, and her education leading up to this point. In 2015, she gained a bit of attention when she made a guest appearance in “Chicago Med”. The series is the third installment of the “Chicago” franchise, following emergency department doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The show has been running for four seasons, with a fifth set to premiere in late-2019.
Following her work there, she was cast in another secondary role in the show “Jessica Jones”, aired on Netflix and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is the second in a series of shows which led to the miniseries entitled “The Defenders”. The show follows the titular character played by Krysten Ritter, who opens her own detective agency. The show ran for a total of three seasons before it was cancelled by Netflix.
Coach said I didn't make the team pic.twitter.com/vK67xDn74o
— Gus Birney (@gusbirney) May 17, 2017
In 2017, Gus’ fame increased significantly when she started portraying the character Alex Cunningham in the show “The Mist”, which aired on Spike TV. The science fiction horror series is based on the novella of the same name written by Stephen King, and follows several characters as an unusual and unexpected mist starts to cover a town, leading to very little visibility. Survivors soon learn that anomalies, creatures, and phenomena happen within the mist, leading to the deaths of those who enter it. The show aired for a total of 10 episodes before it was cancelled.
One of her latest projects is the show entitled “Darcy”. The film was released in 2019 and tells the story of a teenage girl living in a seedy motel on the edge of town with her parents, where she meets an unusual stranger. It is a coming of age story which also stars Johnathan Tchaikovsky and David Thornton. She is also set to star in the comedy series entitled “Dickinson” which was created for Apple TV+. The title of the show is a reference to the era of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, though it has a modern twist in terms of tone and sensibility. The show stars Hailee Steinfeld as the titular character.
Personal Life and Social Media
For Gus’s personal life, not much is known in terms of her romantic relationships. There are no rumours of her dating, and sources believe that she is single, as she is still young and likely focused on developing her career further. She spends a lot of time with her friends, and posts photos of them online, leading to a bit of speculation when it comes to her sexuality. She also posts photos with her family, often in the outdoors.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 30,000 followers, using the platform to promote her work while also posting a lot of personal photos. She is also interested in music, and uploaded her own recording through the website SoundCloud. She has an account on the website Twitter too, on which she has almost 2,000 followers, and on which she promotes her upcoming projects, including “Dickinson”. She’s only recently come back to the website, having been inactive from it for nearly a year. She does take long breaks from her online life, most likely due to her work as an actress.