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)
Billions TV Show
John Adams TV Show
John Adams
The Show TV Show
The Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Straight Outta Compton
2015 - San Andreas
2015 - One Cut, One Life
2015 - Love & Mercy
2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2014 - Madame Bovary
2014 - River of Fundament
2013 - Turbo
2013 - Romeo and Juliet
2013 - John Dies at the End
2013 - Almost Christmas
2013 - The Congress
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2013 - 12 Years a Slave
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2013 - Parkland
2012 - Cosmopolis
2012 - Rock of Ages
2011 - The Hangover: Part II
2011 - Win Win
2010 - Barney's Version
2010 - Ironclad
2009 - Cold Souls
2009 - Duplicity
2008 - Pretty Bird
2008 - Trumbo
2007 - Fred Claus
2007 - Shoot 'Em Up
2007 - The Nanny Diaries
2006 - Asterix and the Vikings
2006 - Lady in the Water
2006 - The Illusionist
2006 - The Ant Bully
2005 - Cinderella Man
2005 - Robots
2005 - The Fan and the Flower
2004 - Sideways
2003 - Paycheck
2003 - American Splendor
2003 - Confidence
2002 - Thunderpants
2002 - Big Fat Liar
2001 - Planet of the Apes
2001 - Storytelling
2000 - Big Momma's House
1999 - Man on the Moon
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - The Negotiator
1998 - The Truman Show
1998 - Safe Men
1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding
1997 - Private Parts
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1997 - Deconstructing Harry
1997 - A Further Gesture
1996 - Before and After
1995 - Sabrina
1995 - Mighty Aphrodite
1992 - Singles

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Juror #10
Himself - Guest
Himself - Host
Harold Levinson
Man in Sleeping Bag
[Complete List]


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.

  • He and his wife, 'Elizabeth Giamatti' (qv), own a home in Venice, California.
  • Graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Has appeared in three remakes, _Sabrina (1995)_ (qv), _Doctor Dolittle (1998)_ (qv), and _Planet of the Apes (2001)_ (qv).
  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music asked Giamatti, its "2007 BAM Cinema Club Chair", to pick films for an eight-movie series called "Paul Giamatti Selects" and shown at the Academy in August and September 2007. His selections indicated a taste for paranoia and "the darkest of dark comedy", according to a writer for The New York Times. Giamatti chose: _Frenzy (1972)_ (qv), _Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)_ (qv), _Brewster McCloud (1970)_ (qv), _The Big Clock (1948)_ (qv), _The Seventh Victim (1943)_ (qv), _Dawn of the Dead (1978)_ (qv), _Seconds (1966)_ (qv), and _Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)_ (qv).
  • Is a Boston Red Sox fan
  • During the shooting of the upcoming _The Hawk Is Dying (2006)_ (qv), which is mainly about his character and a Red-Tailed Hawk, he became a raptor-enthusiast.
  • In _Sideways (2004)_ (qv) his character, Miles, looks at a picture of himself as a younger man standing with a man in sunglasses. This is a photo of Paul Giamatti with his father, A. Bartlett Giamatti.
  • Was listed as a potential nominee on the both the 2003 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category on the 2003 ballot for his performance in the film _Big Fat Liar (2002)_ (qv) and in the Worst (Leading) Actor category for his performance in the film _Lady in the Water (2006)_ (qv). He failed to receive either nomination.

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