Alessandro Antine Nivola (born June 28, 1972) is an American actor and producer who has starred in feature films such as Face/Off, American Hustle, A Most Violent Year, and a brief appearance in Selma.
Nivola in 2013
Alessandro Antine Nivola
June 28, 1972
|Alma mater||Phillips Exeter Academy|
Nivola was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother, Virginia (née Davis), is an artist, and his father, Pietro Salvatore Nivola (born 1944), was a professor of political science. Nivola's paternal grandfather was the Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola, and his paternal grandmother, Ruth Guggenheim, was a Jewish refugee from Germany. Nivola has described his mother as "a WASP, from the South", and has stated that she is a relative of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He has a brother, Adrian, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. Alessandro's family also lived in Burlington, Vermont, where he attended Mater Christi School, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.
Nivola earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for his first performance on the New York stage in the 1995 Broadway production of A Month In The Country opposite Helen Mirren. Since then he has starred in numerous films including David O. Russell's American Hustle which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award. Among his other films are Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon (Independent Spirit Award nomination for best supporting actor), Coco Before Chanel, Junebug, Mansfield Park, Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost, Jurassic Park III, Goal 1 and 2, The Eye, I Want You, Best Laid Plans, Janie Jones, Five Dollars A Day, and John Woo's Face/Off (Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination). In 2009 he was given the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival.
In 2013, Nivola was among The New York Times critics' pics for an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Elle Fanning and Annette Bening in Sally Potter's film Ginger & Rosa. In 2013, he appeared in the drama film Devil's Knot, about the West Memphis Three, and in 2014, in the thriller A Most Violent Year. He returned to the theater and starred in the 2010 Off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind directed by Ethan Hawke. In 2013 he starred as Sir Robert Morton in the Broadway revival of Terrence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy. He returned to Broadway in the fall of 2014 starring opposite Bradley Cooper in a revival of The Elephant Man. In 2012, Nivola established the film and television production company King Bee Productions with his wife, actress Emily Mortimer. Their first project was a six-part television series called Doll & Em which Nivola produced and Mortimer wrote and starred in. The program aired on Sky Living in the UK and on HBO in the United States in 2014.
|Inventing the Abbotts||Peter Vanlaningham|
|1998||I Want You||Martin|
|Reach the Rock||Robin|
|1999||Best Laid Plans||Nick|
|Mansfield Park||Henry Crawford|
|2000||Love's Labour's Lost||King Ferdinand of Navarre|
|2001||Jurassic Park III||Billy Brennan|
|Laurel Canyon||Ian McKnight|
|2004||The Clearing||Tim Hayes|
|The Sisters||Andrew Prior|
|Turning Green||Bill the Bookie|
|2006||The Darwin Awards||Ad Exec|
|2007||Grace Is Gone||John Phillips|
|Goal! 2: Living the Dream||Gavin Harris|
|The Girl in the Park||Chris|
|2008||The Eye||Dr. Paul Faulkner|
|Five Dollars a Day||Ritchie Flynn Parker|
|Who Do You Love?||Leonard Chess|
|2009||Coco Before Chanel||Arthur 'Boy' Capel|
|Janie Jones||Ethan Brand|
|2012||Ginger & Rosa||Roland|
|2013||American Hustle||Anthony Amado|
|2014||Devil's Knot||Terry Hobbs|
|A Most Violent Year||Peter Forente|
|2016||The Neon Demon||Robert Sarno|
|2017||One Percent More Humid||Gerald|
|You Were Never Really Here||Governor Williams|
|Disobedience||Rabbi Dovid Kuperman|
|2019||The Art of Self-Defense||Sensei|
|The Red Sea Diving Resort||Sammy Navon|
|2020||The Many Saints of Newark||Dickie Moltisanti||Post-production|
|1996||Remember WENN||Paul Rice||Episode: "Valentino Speaks!"|
|The Ring||Noel||Television film|
|1998||The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery||Doug||Television film|
|2007||The Company||Leo Kritzky||Miniseries|
|2015||Doll & Em||John||4 episodes|
|2017||The Wizard of Lies||Mark Madoff||Television film|
|2019||Chimerica||Lee Berger||4 episodes|
|1993||"Master Harold"...and the Boys||Hally||Intiman Theatre Festival|
|1995||A Month in the Country||Beliaev||Criterion Center Stage Right|
|1999||As You Like It||Orlando||Williamstown Theatre Festival|
|2010||A Lie of the Mind||Jake||Acorn Theater|
|2012||The Elephant Man||Frederick Treves||Williamstown Theatre Festival|
|2013||The Winslow Boy||Sir Robert Morton||American Airlines Theatre|
|2014||The Elephant Man||Frederick Treves||Booth Theatre|
|2015||Theatre Royal Haymarket|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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- "Alessandro Nivola Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
- Fee, Gayle (October 1, 2007). "Inside Track". Boston Herald.
- "Thomas J. Davis, 77, Investment Executive". The New York Times. September 13, 1990.
- Elias, Justine (September 13, 1998). "THE NEW SEASON/FILM: UP AND COMING: Alessandro Nivola; From a Family of Painters, a Quick-Change Artist". The New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
- "Costantino Nivola: public and private: a selection of Nivola's sculptures, soon to leave the U.S. for a permanent home in a museum devoted to the artist in Sardinia, provided a rare overview of his work at the Parrish Museum". Art in America. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
- Tangcay, Jazz (April 25, 2018). "Interview: Alessandro Nivola on Playing the Conflicted Dovid in Disobedience". Awards Daily. Archived from the original on May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
Alessandro Nivola: "My grandmother was German-Jewish from Frankfurt and she ended up being a Holocaust refugee."
- Pisani, Lavinia (November 10, 2015). "A Conversation with Italian American Star Alessandro Nivola". L'Italo-Americano Newspaper. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
- Bloom, Nate (April 18, 2018). "Amy Schumer 'feeling pretty'; and a young Jewish Picasso". J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
- Menzel, Scott (May 9, 2018). "Alessandro Nivola talks Disobedience, reuniting with Rachel Weisz, and The Art of Self-Defense". We Live Entertainment. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
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- Scaduto, Anthony (September 9, 1999). "Quotes: ALESSANDRO NIVOLA isn't afraid of stardom". Newsday.
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- Huck, Peter (July 14, 2001). "Charmer chameleon". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- "And the Nominees Should Be". The New York Times. December 27, 2012.
- Vincentelli, Elizabeth (November 16, 2013). "Alessandro Nivola: My Brooklyn". New York Post. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- "Alessandro Nivola: My Brooklyn". New York Post. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
- Potter, Sally. "Ginger & Rosa". Sally Potter. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2012.