Working hard to cement his name among the best actors of his generation, Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor best known as ‘T-4 Medic Irwin Wade’ in Saving Private Ryan and ‘Pete Murphy / Marius Josipovic’ in Sneaky Pete. The actor may not be your ideal heartthrob in the motion pictures but he sure does well to elevate himself professionally by taking on interesting roles that will always be remembered even years after.
You wouldn’t know just how interesting Ribisi is until you come across David Crane and Marta Kauffman’s TV series Friends where he appeared as ‘Frank Buffay, Jr’. One other aspect of Ribisi’s life that interests his fans is his love life which he shares with important personalities in the show business including actresses, models, and singers. Read on to discover fascinating facts about Ribisi’s life and career achievements.
Giovanni Ribisi – Biography
Son of Albert Anthony Ribisi and Gay Ribisi, Antonino Giovanni Ribisi was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 17, 1974. His father is an Italian-American musician best known for performing with the rock band ‘People’. His mother, on the other hand, is a manager for actors and writers. The actor himself is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and he has a younger sister whose name is Gina Ribisi. Though with American nationality, Giovanni Ribisi belongs to mixed (Italian, English and German) ethnicity. On his educational background, Ribisi attended Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School located in Beverly Hills, California.
Giovanni Ribisi has been married three times, his first wife is actress Mariah O’Brien whom he married in 1997 and had a daughter named Lucia with her. The couple separated in 2001 and in 2007 he hooked up with an indie rock singer, Chan Marshall but after living together for five years, they separated in 2012. His third marriage was with an English model Agyness Deyn who he wedded on June 16, 2012, but unfortunately, the actor filed for a divorce from her in 2015. Currently, he is said to be dating Emily Ward, an interior designer, and mother of his twins Enzo and Maude. The actor and his girlfriend welcomed their set of twins in February 2019.
Giovanni Ribisi’s Roles in Movies and TV Shows
Giovanni Ribisi is one of the many star actors of his generation who joined the show business in their formative years. His first TV appearance was in the drama series Highway to Heaven after which he appeared in the TV sitcom, My Two Dads. Other TV projects he received within this period include Simon & Simon, The Twilight Zone, The New Leave It to Beaver, Married… with Children, and more. His first role in a film came in 1995 when he was given the character of ‘Scott Stockton’ in a horror film Mind Ripper (aka The Hills Have Eyes III or The Outpost). He shared the TV screen with actors like Lance Henriksen, Claire Stansfield, Gregory Sporleder, and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
Ribisi’s professional life received a complete positive turn around when he landed the role of T-4 Medic Irwin Wade in the epic war film Saving Private Ryan which got wide critical acclaim. In Boiler Room, Cold Mountain, Gone in 60 Seconds and Lost in Translation, Giovanni Ribisi perfectly played his role as stockbroker Seth Davis, remote resident Junior, car thief Kip Raines, and celebrity photographer John, respectively. He even appeared as airplane mechanic Dexter “Dex” Dearborn in the 2004 science-fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’.
Apart from his roles in films and television series, Giovanni Ribisi has taken voice roles in games, as well as music videos. In games, he has voiced characters in Call of Duty, Marc Eckō’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, and James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, while in music videos he is the director of The Kills’ “Siberian Nights”, and an actor in both Kean and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s ‘Crystal Ball’, and ‘Talk About the Blues’.
Giovanni Ribisi’s Net Worth
Giovanni Ribisi has accumulated a net worth of about $34 million, thanks to his long years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. His roles in films like Avatar and Saving Private Ryan played a huge role in his financial strength which is bound to increase as he continues to take on more lucrative movie roles.
Added to his financial strength is his notable awards which help him build a worthy reputation in the show business. So far, Giovanni Ribisi has won two awards out of about twelve award nominations received. The two awards he has received so far include Online Film Critics Society’s Best Cast for his role in Saving Private Ryan and Golden Arena’s Best Actor — Foreign Film for his role in Heaven.
One of Giovanni Ribisi’s biggest achievements is his establishment of the ‘Stereo D’ company which converts 2D films into stereoscopic 3D films. The actor established the company after studying computer graphics. The Stereo D company has worked on films like Titanic 3D, Avatar, Jurassic Park 3D, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim and Marvel’s The Avengers.