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Paul Giamatti

Paul 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 _Sideways (2004), American Splendor (2003), and Le monde de Barney (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in Cinderella Man (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and San Andreas (2015).Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti was born June 6, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, and is the youngest of three children. His mother, the former Toni Marilyn Smith, was an actress before marrying. His father, Bart Giamatti (Angelo Bartlett Giamatti), was a professor of Renaissance Literature at Yale University, and went on to become the university's youngest president (in 1986, Bart 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 father also wrote six books. Paul's older brother, Marcus Giamatti, is also an actor. His sister, Elena, designs jewelry. His ancestry is Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Dutch, Scottish and Irish.Paul 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. His acting roots are in theatre, from his college days at Yale, to regional productions (Seattle, San Diego and Williamstown, Massachusetts), to Broadway.

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Jun 6, 1967 In New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 2014-09-14

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 36 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Downton Abbey
Poster of John Adams
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of The Colbert Report
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Theodore Roosevelt 7 episodes, 2014 2014-09-14
Inside Amy Schumer Unknown 2013-04-30
Downton Abbey Unknown 2011-01-09
Prohibition Unknown 2011-10-02
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
John Adams John Adams 7 episodes, 2008 2008-03-16
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11