Zeppelin Adele Gilford is the daughter of Kingdom actress Kiele Sanchez and former Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford. After several attempts to start a family, Zeppelin’s parents lost a baby near the end of Kiele’s third trimester. Kiele suffered emotional devastation, which worsened when she continued with her role as a pregnant character in the Kingdom. The couple turned to a surrogate when they decided to try again and was finally blessed with their adorable girl, who made their dreams come true.
Keep reading to discover more about the emotional journey that brought about Zeppelin Adele Gilford.
Zeppelin Adele Gilford Early Life
Zeppelin was born in Los Angeles on 29 November 2017 via surrogate. She was named Adele after her grandmother. Her parents, Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford, keep their daughter out of the limelight, and no information about the five-year-old’s personal life is known. Zeppelin is her parent’s only child and does not have any siblings.
Zeppelin Adele Gilford Mother
Kiele Michelle Sanchez was born on 13 October 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, and is of American Nationality. She is one of Oscar Sanchez’s four children. Her acting career began when she performed in a school of The Grapes of Wrath at Glenbard North High School in Carol School, Illinois.
Sanchez auditioned for MTV’s Wanna Be a VJ contest in New York in 2000 and was one of the five finalists. Although she did not win the competition, an agent had noticed and expressed interest in representing her. Sanchez moved to Los Angeles, auditioned, and got roles in That Was Then and Married to the Kellys.
Her following roles were the 2003 film Stuck on You, the ABC show Lost as Nikki Fernandez for its third season, and Samantha Who?. In 2008, she had the lead role in Insanitarium. She co-starred as Gina in the 2008 thriller A Perfect Getaway. She took over the role of Stella Oleson in the 2010 film 30 Days of Night: Dark Days and starred in Kingdom and The Glades. Her latest role was in 2020 as Lorna in the CBS series The Lincoln Lawyer.
Sanchez’s personal life is less dramatic. She was married to Zach Helm from 2001 to 2008. She dated actor Zach Gilford in 2010 and got engaged in November 2011. The couple married on 29 December 2012. In 2015, Sanchez announced they were expecting their first child, but she suffered a stillbirth. The couple had their daughter born via surrogate in November 2017.
Zeppelin Adele Gilford Father
Zach Helm was born on 21 January 1975 in Santa Clara, California. He attended DePaul University. He is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He directed Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium in 2006 which he had previously written a screenplay. He wrote the 2006 fantasy drama film Stranger than Fiction.
In 2008, Helm hosted Interviewing the Audience, a revival of Spalding Gray’s performances. He wrote Le Bon Canari, which was produced in France in 2007. He also directed Culo Quarsars Cocaine Chaos in 2015.
Helm and Sanchez healed their hearts when they were blessed with their adorable daughter Zeppelin Adele. We look forward to seeing more of the family in the future.