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Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti
New Haven, CT
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Paul Giamatti Fast Facts:
His father, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was president of Yale University from 1978-1986, then president of the National League from 1986-89. In April 1989, he was named Commissioner of Baseball, but died five months later.
Appeared on Broadway in Chekhov's
The Three Sisters
and Eugene O'Neill's
The Iceman Cometh
Made his big-screen debut with a small part as the Kissing Man in 1992's
Provided the voice of Frank, Tiger Woods' talking club-head cover, in a series of popular Nike Golf commercials.
Breakthrough role was as radio exec Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in Howard Stern's
Improvised his part as a paratrooper sergeant in
Saving Private Ryan
When David Letterman refused to release an explosive appearance of Harvey Pekar for a segment in the movie
Giamatti and the screenwriters recreated it for the screen.
Knew little about John Adams before taking on the title role for the seven-part HBO miniseries.
Played a finicky editor who spreads romantic rumors about Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) on the
episode "When It Rains, It Pours."
, a film that spans five decades, felt the challenge of aging younger was harder than aging older.
Paul Giamatti Relationships:
Elizabeth Giamatti - Wife
Samuel Giamatti - Son
A. Bartlett Giamatti - Father
Elena Giamatti-Rossman - Sister
Marcus Giamatti - Brother
Toni Smith Giamatti - Mother
Paul Giamatti Awards:
2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
2005 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Winner
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
2010 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in English); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (MFA)
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