Paul Giamatti

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti
  • Birth Place: New Haven, CT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/06/1967, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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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 Singles.
  • 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 Private Parts (1997).
  • Improvised his part as a paratrooper sergeant in Saving Private Ryan (1998).
  • When David Letterman refused to release an explosive appearance of Harvey Pekar for a segment in the movie American Splendor, 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 30 Rock episode "When It Rains, It Pours."
  • In Barney's Version, 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
  • College:
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in English); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (MFA)

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