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Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni]; born December 17, 1974), known professionally as Giovanni Ribisi, is an American film and television actor known for his roles Avatar and Ted and the TV series Sneaky Pete. He also had recurring roles in My Name Is Earl and Friends.
Ribisi in December 2009
|Born||Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
December 17, 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Vonni Ribisi|
(m. 1997; div. 2001)
(m. 2012; div. 2015)
|Relatives||Marissa Ribisi (sister)
Gina Ribisi (sister)
Ribisi was born in Los Angeles, California. His father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician who had been the keyboard player in People!, and his mother, Gay (née Landrum), is a manager of actors and writers. He is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and the brother of voice actress Gina Ribisi. He is of Italian, English and German descent.
Ribisi began acting on television during the 1980s and on films during the 1990s. For My Name Is Earl, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Ribisi starred in James Cameron's acclaimed highest-grossing film Avatar.
Ribisi played Marius in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete. The pilot was created and produced by David Shore and Bryan Cranston, who also starred in the series. It was added to Amazon in 2015 and was picked up for ten of each episodes in 2016. The series premiered on January 13, 2017.
Ribisi married actress Mariah O'Brien in 1997 and together they have one daughter, Lucia. The couple divorced in 2001. In 2007, he began a relationship with indie rock singer-songwriter Cat Power. The couple lived together for five years before ending their relationship in 2012. Ribisi married English model Agyness Deyn on June 16, 2012, and filed for divorce in January 2015.
Ribisi is an active Scientologist. He participated in the gala opening of Scientology's Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa, is also a Scientologist. She is married to musician Beck, another Scientologist.
|1995||Mind Ripper||Scott Stockton||Direct-to-video, with Natasha Gregson Wagner|
|1996||That Thing You Do!||Chad|
|1997||Lost Highway||Steve V.||with Natasha Gregson Wagner|
|1997||First Love, Last Rites||Joey||with Natasha Gregson Wagner|
|1997||The Postman||Bandit 20|
|1998||Some Girl||Jason||written by sister Marissa Ribisi|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||T-4 Medic Irwin Wade|
|1999||The Other Sister||Daniel McMann|
|1999||The Mod Squad||Peter|
|1999||The Virgin Suicides||Narrator (voice)|
|1999||It's the Rage||Sidney|
|2000||Boiler Room||Seth Davis|
|2000||Gone in 60 Seconds||Kip Raines||with Angelina Jolie|
|2000||The Gift||Buddy Cole||with Cate Blanchett|
|2001||According to Spencer||Louis|
|2002||Heaven||Filippo||with Cate Blanchett|
|2003||Masked and Anonymous||Soldier|
|2003||Lost in Translation||John|
|2003||I Love Your Work||Gray Evans|
|2004||Love's Brother||Angelo Donnini|
|2004||Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow||Dexter "Dex" Dearborn||with Angelina Jolie|
|2004||Flight of the Phoenix||Elliott|
|2005||The Big White||Ted|
|2006||10th & Wolf||Joey|
|2006||The Dog Problem||Solo|
|2006||The Dead Girl||Rudy|
|2007||Perfect Stranger||Miles Haley|
|2007||Gardener of Eden||Vic|
|2008||Spirit of the Forest||Cebolo (voice)||English dub|
|2009||Middle Men||Wayne Beering|
|2009||Public Enemies||Alvin Karpis|
|2011||The Other Side||Sean Splinter|
|2011||The Rum Diary||Moburg|
|2012||Columbus Circle||Detective Frank Giardello||Executive producer|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Officer Conway Keeler|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Edward|
|2014||Selma||Lee C. White|
|2015||Papa: Hemingway in Cuba||Ed Myers|
|2016||The Bad Batch||The Screamer|
|2019||A Million Little Pieces||Post-production|
|2020||Avatar 2||Parker Selfridge||Filming|
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Curtis Johnson||2 episodes|
|1985||Simon & Simon||Kid #1||Episode: "The Skull of Nostradamus"|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Teddy||Episode: "The Beacon"|
|1985–89||The New Leave It to Beaver||Duffy Guthrie||15 episodes|
|1987; 1989||Married... with Children||Teddy||2 episodes|
|1987–90||My Two Dads||Cory Kupkus||30 episodes|
|1991||Blossom||Mitchell||Episode: "Blossom Blossoms"|
|1991–92||Davis Rules||Skinner Buckley||16 episodes|
|1992–93||The Wonder Years||Jeff Bilings||15 episodes|
|1993||The Commish||Joey Burke||2 episodes|
|1993||Family Album||Elvis DeMattis||6 episodes|
|1993||The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom||Pete Reyes||Television film|
|1994||Walker, Texas Ranger||Tony Kingston||2 episodes|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Bruce||2 episodes|
|1995||The X-Files||Darin Peter Oswald||Episode: "D.P.O."|
|1995||Marker||Eddie||Episode: "Dead Man's Marker"|
|1995||Chicago Hope||Michael Weber||Episode: "Every Day a Little Death"|
|1995–98, 2003||Friends||Frank Buffay, Jr.||10 episodes|
|1996||Tracey Takes On...||Dad||Episode: "Family"|
|1999||The Hunger||Eddie Foden||Episode: "Sanctuary"|
|2001||Shot in the Heart||Mikal Gilmore||Television film|
|2005–08||My Name Is Earl||Ralph Mariano||6 episodes|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Gene Templer||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
|2013||Family Guy||Randy (voice)||Episode: "Call Girl"|
|2013–14||Dads||Warner Whittemore||18 episodes|
|2014||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise||The Joker / Two-Face (voices)||Television film|
|2015||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship||The Joker (voice)||Television film|
|2015–present||Sneaky Pete||Pete Murphy / Marius Josipovic||Series regular|
|2003||Call of Duty||Pvt. Elder|
|2006||Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||Kry1|
|2009||James Cameron's Avatar: The Game||Parker Selfridge|
|2016||Siberian Nights||The Kills||Director|
|1986||Young Artist Award||Best Younger Guest Actor in a Television Series||Highway to Heaven||Nominated|
|1989||Young Artist Award||Best Actor in a Television Film||Promised a Miracle||Nominated|
|1989||Young Artist Award||Best Actor Starring in a Television Series||My Two Dads||Nominated|
|1990||Young Artist Award||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||My Two Dads||Nominated|
|1999||Online Film Critics Society||Best Cast||Saving Private Ryan||Won|
|1999||Screen Actors Guild Award||Best Ensemble Cast||Saving Private Ryan||Nominated|
|2001||Saturn Award||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor||The Gift||Nominated|
|2002||American Film Institute Award||Best Actor in a Television Film||Shot in the Heart||Nominated|
|2002||Golden Arena Award||Best Actor — Foreign Film||Heaven||Won|
|2005||Saturn Award||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor||Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow||Nominated|
|2007||Primetime Emmy Awards||Guest Actor in a Comedy Series||My Name is Earl||Nominated|
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Hissy Fit||Avatar||Nominated|
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