Dylan Gelula is an up-and-coming American actress known for her roles in television shows such as ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ ‘Jennifer Falls,’ and ‘Chasing Life.’ She has also received praise for her roles in shows such as ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Filthy Preppy Teen$,’ ‘Are We There Yet,’ and ‘Casual.’ When she was in fourth grade, she made her big-screen debut in the film ‘Lady in the Water.’ She didn’t even finish high school before moving to Los Angeles as a seventeen-year-old girl to make her mark in the entertainment industry. Dylan made her professional debut as ‘Fiona’ in ‘Recycle Me,’ a short film about the environment that screened at the Colorado Film Festival. She then starred in a guest role in the television series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ portraying Becca in the episode ‘Totem.’ At the age of 22, she landed the starring actress part in the romantic drama film ‘The First Girl I Loved.’ An audience prize was given to the film, which was presented for the first time at the ‘Sundance Film Festival 2016’. Dylan is set to star in the films ‘Under the Eiffel Tower and ‘Support the Girls,’ both of which are currently in development.
The Career of Dylan
Dylan Gelula’s career as an actor began at a young age; she was just ten years old when she was cast in the fantasy horror film ‘Lady in the Water.’ Dylan has admitted to never having seen Manoj Night Shyamalan’s 2006 film, which was commercially distributed.
When she was in sixth grade, she recruited a manager to assist her to find jobs in dramas, television shows, and movies.
She landed the lead role in ‘Recycle Me,’ a 14-minute thesis film filmed for Columbia University Graduate Film School in 2010, when she was 16 years old. The film has been accepted into the Colorado Environment Film Festival and the Yosemite International Film Festival.
Dylan’s agent in New York arranged for her to audition for the role of Jean Fordham in the black comedy play ‘August: Osage County,’ which is produced by Arden Theater Company. She dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and moved to Los Angeles on her own.
She accepted work as a waitress in a fancy restaurant in Santa Monica to support herself after moving to Los Angeles, but she was fired soon after. She was also able to get work in a charity shop. She gradually began to receive offers to guest feature in a number of TV shows, including ‘Are We There Yet?,’ ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,’ and ‘NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service,’ to name a few.
She has played a number of prominent characters, including Ford in ‘Chasing Life,’ Gretchen in ‘Jennifer Falls,’ and Xanthippe Voorhees in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’ She’s also appeared in episodes of ‘Casual’ and ‘Filthy Preppy Teen$.’
Gelula received critical accolades for her portrayal of Anne in the 2016 romantic drama film ‘First Girl I Loved.’ She plays Kala in the film ‘Flower,’ which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and stars her as part of the main cast.
She’ll also be seen in the films ‘Under the Eiffel Tower and ‘Support the Girls,’ both of which are still in the works.
Personal History and Legacy
Dylan Gelula was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 7, 1994. Her father, Jonathan Gelula, was a wine industry owner, and her mother, Karen Gelula, was a prosecutor. Dylan attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and recalls an isolated existence there.
She used to miss school frequently, which led to her having to retake an academic session and eventually dropping out.
She currently resides in the ‘Silver Lake’ neighborhood of Los Angeles. She is a staunch vegetarian who drinks on occasion and enjoys watching ‘Adventure Time.’
Estimated net worth
Dylan Gelula is one of the wealthiest TV actresses and one of the most popular. Dylan Gelula’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.