Neil Gaiman Bio

(Author, Script Writer)

Relationship Statistics of Neil Gaiman

What is Neil Gaiman marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Neil Gaiman get married ? (married date): January 02, 2011
How many children does Neil Gaiman have ? (name): Four
Is Neil Gaiman having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Neil Gaiman gay ?: No
Who is Neil Gaiman wife ? (name): View Couple Comparison Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer

More about the relationship

Talking about the relationship, Neil Gaiman was a married man. His wife, Amanda Palmer is a singer by profession.

They confirmed their engagement back in 2010. Later, they got married on the 2nd of January 2011.

Together, they have a son, Ash. However, the couple is going through a hard phase. Palmer has announced that they are going to get separated after 9 years of open marriage.

Prior to this, Neil was married to Mary McGrath. He met his first wife, Mary when he was studying Scientology in East Grinstead. Later, in 1985, they got married after the birth of their first son, Michael.

Together, they have 2 more children. However, they got divorced. Till the date, their divorce details are a mystery.

Who is Neil Gaiman?

British Neil Gaiman is multiple awards winning Author, Journalist, and Scriptwriter. He is renowned for his novels like The Graveyard Book, American Gods, and Stardust.

Last, in 2020, he contributed his script to the short, Rory’s Story.

Upcoming Projects

As of now, he is engaged in  TV projects as a screenwriter. His TV series, The Sandman and Movie, Black Hole is at the stage of the pre-production.

Neil Gaiman- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

Neil Gaiman was born on the 10th of November 1960, in Portchester, Hampshire, England. His father, David Gaiman was the head of the U.K. branch of the Church of Scientology. Also, his mother, Sheila Gaiman was a pharmacist by profession.

He is the eldest among his two siblings, Claire and Lizzy. They are of Jewish-Ashkenazi ethnicity.

Family Legacy

While talking about the family, his great grandfather migrated to the UK before 1914. Later, his grandfather settled down in Hampshire and opened his own chain of grocery stores.

Later, his grandfather changed his original family name form Chaiman to Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman’s Education

While talking about education, he has attended the various churches of England Schools that include Fonthill School. In 1970, he attended Ardingly College till 1974. Later, he joined Whitgift School in Croydon.

As a child, he used to love reading books, and stories used to devote his free time reading books. He used to send his days in the local libraries reading it.

Neil Gaiman- Professional Life, Career

Early Career

– Neil Gaiman started his career as a journalist and used to write and conduct interviews. Later, he started writing books. His very first book was a biography, Duran Duran which took him three months to write which was published in 1984.

– After that, he wrote the second biography, Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion based on the biography of Douglas Adams.

– Later, he started writing the comic book. After his comic series, The Sandman turned him an established writer.

Established Writer

As an established writer, he has written books for all the ages group for the young group to the old group. Those books that are written for the young groups are mostly picture books. Some of his books for the young age groups include 2007- M is for Magic, 2008-The Dangerous Alphabet, and 2009- The Greenaway-shortlisted Crazy Hair.

Besides that, some of his books for the adult categories include the New York Times Bestselling book, 1995- Neverwhere, 1999- Stardust, and Nebula Award-winning books 2001- American Gods, 2005- Anansi Boys and Good Omens.


Besides his novel, comics, and biographies, he is also popular for his scriptwriting. He started scriptwriting with the TV series, 1996- Neverwhere. Moving forward, he has contributed his script to the TV series, American Gods, Lucifer, and Good Omens. 

Besides that, he contributed his script at the other short movies like Rory’s Story, Marvel Knights: Eternals, and Nicholas Was. 

Neil Gaiman- Awards, Nomination

  • 2019- Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.
  • 2011- Ray Bradbury Award.
  • 2009- Best Novel for The Graveyard Book.
  • 1997- Nominated for Comics Buyer’s Guide Award.
  • 2018- Nominated for New Academy Prize in Literature.

Net Worth, Salary

Neil has an estimated net worth of $18.5 million. His earnings as a scriptwriter are in the range of $21k – $248k.

Besides that, he makes through the royalties of his books and comics. Apart from that, he makes through his blogs too.

Neil Gaiman- Controversy, Rumors

Currently, his wife, Amanda Palmer announced that they are going to get separated through her Patreon account. After that, he also addressed that they are going through a hard time in their relationship.

Last, they were spending the lockdown together along with his son, Ash in New Zealand. However, he has returned back to his homeland to the UK.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Neil Gaiman has black eyes with black hair. His height is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 72 kg.

Social Media Profiles

Neil has over 1.04m followers on Facebook, over 610k followers on Instagram, and over 2.8m followers on Twitter.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Jimmi Simpson, Lloyd Cole, and Michael Chabon.

He has a self-titled YouTube channel with over 13.8k subscribers.


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