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