Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor of Italian origin who has credits in commercially successful movies like Saving Private Ryan, Avatar and A Million Ways to Die in the West. He began his career in the year 1985 and over the years the actor has consistently built his career to be distinguished as one of the best in the industry.
Here, we will tell you all we know about his background, his career, finance, family life and just about any fact we gathered about Giovanni and what makes him special.
Giovanni Ribisi – Bio, Age
The actor’s full name is Antonino Giovanni Ribisi and he was born on the 17th of December 1974 in Los Angeles, California. As a young child, he showed a lot of interest in acting and in fact, began going for auditions when he was about 9 years old. He then went to study acting at Milton Katselas’ The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
He began his acting career in the year 1985 with his starring as Curtis Johnson in 2 episodes of Highway to Heaven. In this same year, the budding actor landed roles in Simon & Simon, The Twilight Zone, and The New Leave It to Beaver which ran till 1989. In the 90s, we saw him in several episodes of My Two Dads which started in 1987, he also starred in Davis Rules, The Wonder Years, Family Album, Walker, Texas Ranger, and NYPD Blue before he made his debut in film.
His first film work was Mind Ripper where he played the character of Scott Stockton. This was followed by That Thing You Do!, and Some Girl in the following year. He landed the role of T-4 Medic Irwin Wade in Saving Private Ryan (1998). In the film, he starred alongside Vin Diesel, Jeremy Davies, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, and others.
Giovanni Ribisi went on with his career starring in more films and television series. In the second half of the 90s, he has acting credit in projects like Tracey Takes On…, The Hunger, The Other Sister, The Mod Squad, It’s the Rage as well as in The Virgin Suicides where he lent his voice as the narrator. In the next decade that followed, we saw Giovanni in Boiler Room, According to Spencer, Lost in Translation, Love’s Brother, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Public Enemies, Shot in the Heart, My Name Is Earl, Entourage, and of course Avatar where he played the character of Parker Selfridge. The next phase of his career saw him land roles in Memphis Beat, Dads, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise and Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Sneaky Pete which began in 2015.
Giovanni Ribisi is set to reprise his role in Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 as Parker Selfridge. Both films are scheduled to be released in 2021 and 2023 respectively.
Over the years, the A Million Ways to Die in the West, Saving Private Ryan, Sneaky Pete, and Avatar star has distinguished himself for good in the acting industry. For this, he has consistently smiled to the bank by starring in a lot of commercially successful works. Ribisi has been able to amass a net worth of about $34 million.
Family: Parents, Sister
Antonio and his siblings were born to parents who are artistically inclined and favorably disposed to artists. His father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is an Italian-American musician who was affiliated with the one-hit wonder rock band – People! as a keyboardist, while his mother Gay (née Landrum) managed actors and writers. He is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and they are both siblings to voice actress to Gina Ribisi. Of this two sisters, Marissa is the more popular one.
Just like her twin brother, Marissa was exposed to acting from an early age. Her first recorded television work came in 1988 when she starred as Ginger in “She’ll Get Over It”, an episode of My Two Dads. She then went on to add more acting credits in works like Baywatch (1990), DEA (1991), Tales of the City (1993) and Some Girl (1998) which she co-wrote and starred in with Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Rapaport, and Juliette Lewis.
Wife And Daughter
Giovanni Ribisi has been in a couple of relationships over the years. In 1997, he got married to actress, Mariah O’Brien with whom he had a daughter named Lucia. in 2001, they, however, divorced.
A few years later, the actor began a relationship with Chan Marshall an indie rock singer-songwriter. They dated for about 5 years before they called it quits in 2012.
Afterward, Giovanni married English model, Agyness Deyn in June 2012 but by January 2015, they parted ways in a divorce. At the moment, he is possibly single.
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.78m. At this height, he stands just 2 inches below the average height of male Americans which is 5 feet 9 inches. His body weight has been listed at 65 kg.