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

2014 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2013 - The Congress
2010 - Barney's Version
2010 - Ironclad
2009 - Cold Souls
2009 - The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
2009 - Duplicity
2008 - Pretty Bird
2007 - Shoot 'Em Up
2007 - The Nanny Diaries
2007 - Fred Claus
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - Asterix and the Vikings
2006 - Lady in the Water
2006 - The Illusionist
2005 - The Fan and the Flower
2005 - Cinderella Man
2005 - Robots
2004 - Sideways
2003 - Paycheck
2003 - American Splendor
2003 - Confidence
2002 - Big Fat Liar
2002 - Thunderpants
2001 - Planet of the Apes
2001 - Storytelling
2000 - Big Momma's House
1999 - Man on the Moon
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1998 - The Truman Show
1998 - The Negotiator
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1997 - Private Parts
1997 - A Further Gesture
1997 - Deconstructing Harry
1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding
1997 - Donnie Brasco
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
George Remus (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
Dr. Wargner
[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.

  • Graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Is a Boston Red Sox fan
  • He is the younger brother of 'Marcus Giamatti' (qv).
  • His father was of Italian and English descent. His mother is of Irish descent.
  • Has one child, a boy named Samuel, born in 2001, with his wife, 'Elizabeth Giamatti' (qv).
  • 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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