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Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi, winner of the 1999 ShoWest Newcomer of the Year award, has since established himself as a popular screen presence capable of playing a wide variety of roles.

Earlier this year, he appeared in director Michael Mann's Public Enemies, starring opposite Johnny Depp. Upcoming is the independent film The Rum Diary, opposite Johnny Depp, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel.

Ribisi recently shot the independent film Middle Men, a comedy chronicling the early days of the Internet porn business. The story centers on a straight-and-narrow businessman brought into a world that would eventually turn into a multibillion-dollar industry.

Ribisi was recently seen in The Dead Girl for director Karen Moncrieff. The film, which was nominated for Best Feature at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, is a quintet of stories about seemingly unrelated people whose lives converge around the murder of a young woman. Ribisi plays the mysterious Rudy, who forms an unlikely bond with a woman (Toni Collette) who finds the body.

Among his best-known films are Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain and David Lynch's Lost Highway. Other credits include Perfect Stranger, Flight of the Phoenix, Boiler Room, Gone in Sixty Seconds, The Other Sister, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Suburbia, Heaven, First Love Last Rites, That Thing You Do, The Mod Squad, Masked and Anonymous and The Big White. He received an Independent Spirit nomination for his performance in Sam Raimi's The Gift.

In addition to his numerous film credits, Ribisi also has an impressive list of television guest starring roles. In 2007, he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for My Name is Earl. Ribisi also made guest appearances on The X-Files and Friends.

Ribisi and his twin sister Marissa were born and raised in Los Angeles where he still currently resides. Beginning his acting career at the age of nine, he studied theater under the prestigious acting coach Milton Katselas.

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Giovanni Ribisi Facts

Birth Name Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
BirthdayDecember 17, 1974 (48)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Giovanni Ribisi compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ted 2
The Gift
Gone in Sixty Seconds
Saving Private Ryan
The Grave
That Thing You Do!: Tom Hank's Extended Cut
Public Enemies
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