Jun. 6th, 1967
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella Man (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and San Andreas (2015).
He is currently known for his role as Chuck Rhoades on the Showtime hit series Billions, 2016 to present..
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.
- Has appeared in three remakes, _Sabrina (1995)_ (qv), _Doctor Dolittle (1998)_ (qv), and _Planet of the Apes (2001)_ (qv).
- 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.
- Lived in Seattle, WA, for a brief period after college.
- Is a big fan of science-fiction.
- Graduated from Yale University with a degree in English
- Has starred in three films (_Private Parts (1997)_ (qv), _American Splendor (2003)_ (qv) and _Man on the Moon (1999)_ (qv) that feature characters who appear on _"Late Show with David Letterman" (1993)_ (qv) and a fourth, _Storytelling (2001)_ (qv), that starred 'Conan O'Brien' (qv), who hosted "Late Night" after Letterman moved to his own show on CBS.
- Graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall
- Graduated from the Yale University School of Drama with a master's degree in drama