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.
- His father was of Italian and English descent. His mother is of Irish descent.
- He's the voice talent for 'Tiger Woods' (qv) headcover in a series of Nike Golf commercials
- 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.
- Often plays roles based on real people - _Private Parts (1997)_ (qv), _Man on the Moon (1999)_ (qv), _American Splendor (2003)_ (qv), _Cinderella Man (2005)_ (qv) and _"John Adams" (2008)_ (qv).
- He is the younger brother of 'Marcus Giamatti' (qv).
- Is a Boston Red Sox fan
- Has appeared in three remakes, _Sabrina (1995)_ (qv), _Doctor Dolittle (1998)_ (qv), and _Planet of the Apes (2001)_ (qv).
- Has one child, a boy named Samuel, born in 2001, with his wife, 'Elizabeth Giamatti' (qv).