Daniel Gillies isn't just a vampire. Sure, the Canadian-born actor plays Elijah Mikaelson, one of the oldest vampires in the world, on the CW hit The Originals, but that doesn't mean that Gillies is simply limited to the blood-sucking world. In fact, his road to acting success is one of the most interesting around and he's got quite the family life away from the cameras as well. See, we told you he was much more than a simple vampire. Click through the gallery to learn more about Gillies, how he made it to CW-stardom and the support system he's built for himself on and off the set. (Instagram)
He may be best known for his role as Elijah, on the CW vampire hit The Originals, but Gillies is much more than just an on-screen vampire.