Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Jun. 6th, 1967
Born in
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
5' 8 1/2"

Paul Giamatti's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
John Adams TV Show
John Adams
The Show TV Show
The Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - One Cut, One Life
2015 - San Andreas
2014 - Madame Bovary
2014 - River of Fundament
2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2013 - Parkland
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2013 - John Dies at the End
2013 - 12 Years a Slave
2013 - The Congress
2013 - Turbo
2013 - Almost Christmas
2012 - Rock of Ages
2012 - Cosmopolis
2011 - Win Win
2011 - The Hangover: Part II
2010 - Ironclad
2009 - Duplicity
2009 - Cold Souls
2009 - The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
2008 - Pretty Bird
2008 - Trumbo
2007 - Fred Claus
2007 - The Nanny Diaries
2006 - The Illusionist
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - Lady in the Water
2005 - The Fan and the Flower
2005 - Robots
2005 - Cinderella Man
2004 - Sideways
2003 - American Splendor
2003 - Confidence
2003 - Paycheck
2002 - Big Fat Liar
2002 - Thunderpants
2001 - Storytelling
2001 - Planet of the Apes
1999 - Man on the Moon
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1998 - The Truman Show
1998 - The Negotiator
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - Safe Men
1997 - Private Parts
1997 - Deconstructing Harry
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1997 - A Further Gesture
1996 - Before and After
1995 - Mighty Aphrodite
1995 - Sabrina
1992 - Singles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti was born June 6, 1967. He graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall prep school, majored in English at Yale, and obtained his Master's Degree in Fine Arts, with his major in drama from the Yale University School of Drama.

Paul is the youngest of three children. His older brother, Marcus Giamatti, is also an actor. His sister, Elena, designs jewelry. His father, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was a professor of Renaissance Literature at Yale University, and went on to become the university's youngest president. (In 1986, Bart Giamatti was appointed president of baseball's National League. He became Commissioner of Baseball on April 1, 1989 and served for five months until his untimely death on September 1, 1989. He was commissioner at the time Pete Rose was banned from the game.) Paul's mother, the former Toni Smith, was an actress before she married Dr. Giamatti. Paul's father has written six books.

Giamatti's acting roots are in theatre, from his college days at Yale, to regional productions (Seattle, San Diego and Williamstown, Massachusetts) to Broadway.

  • In his senior year at Yale University he was elected to the Skull and Bones secret society.
  • 'Russell Crowe' (qv) stated in an interview that working with Giamatti was one of his favorite experiences in show business.
  • Despite his character of Miles in _Sideways (2004)_ (qv) and his passion for pinot, Giamatti himself admits that he has very little knowledge of wines and is not much of a fan of them.
  • In the 1998 remake of _Doctor Dolittle (1998)_ (qv), Paul portrayed a human in charge of a talking orangutan, in the 2001 remake of _Planet of the Apes (2001)_ (qv), he portrays a talking orangutan in charge of humans.
  • He is the younger brother of 'Marcus Giamatti' (qv).
  • Ex-brother-in-law of 'Kathryn Meisle' (qv).
  • His life ambition is to star in a crime caper with 'Robert Duvall' (qv) and 'John Hurt' (qv). He plans on contacting the two stars with his idea should _Sideways (2004)_ (qv) win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • Graduated from the Yale University School of Drama with a master's degree in drama

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