Antonino Giovanni Ribisi works hard to consolidate his name among the best actors of his generation. American actor Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is 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 crush in the movies, but he does well to distinguish himself professionally by taking on interesting roles that will be remembered even after years.
You wouldn’t know how interesting Ribisi is until you come across David Crane and Marta Kauffman’s TV series Friends, in which he appeared as ‘Frank Buffay, Jr’. Another aspect of Ribisi’s life that interests his fans is his love life, which he shares with key figures in show business, including actresses, models, and singers. Read on to learn fascinating facts about Ribisi’s life and career.
Giovanni Ribisi – Biography
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi, son of Albert Anthony Ribisi and Gay Ribisi, was born on 17 December 1974 in Los Angeles, California. His father is an Italian-American musician, best known for his performances 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 the actress Marissa Ribisi, and he has a younger sister named Gina Ribisi. Although Giovanni Ribisi is an American national, he belongs to a mixed (Italian, English and German) ethnic group. Due to his education, Ribisi attended the Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School, based in Beverly Hills, California.
Giovanni Ribisi has been married three times, his first wife is the actress Mariah O’Brien, whom he married in 1997 and with whom he had a daughter named Lucia. The couple separated in 2001 and in 2007 he met the indie rock singer Chan Marshall, but after living together for five years they separated in 2012. His third marriage was with the English model Agyness Deyn, whom he married on June 16, 2012, but unfortunately, the actor filed for divorce from her in 2015. Currently, he is said to be with Emily Ward, an interior designer, and mother of his twins Enzo and Maude. The actor and his girlfriend welcomed their 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 entered show business in their formative years. He made his first television appearance in the drama series Highway to Heaven, then he appeared in the TV sitcom, My Two Dads. Other TV projects he received during this time were Simon & Simon, The Twilight Zone, The New Leave It to Beaver, Married… with Children and others. His first role in a movie came in 1995 when he got the character of “Scott Stockton” in a horror movie Mind Ripper (aka The Hills Have Eyes III or The Outpost). He shared the television screen with actors like Lance Henriksen, Claire Stansfield, Gregory Sporleder, and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
Ribisi’s professional life took a completely positive turn when he was cast as T-4 medic Irwin Wade in the epic war movie Saving Private Ryan, which received great critical acclaim. In Boiler Room, Cold Mountain, Gone in 60 Seconds and Lost in Translation, Giovanni Ribisi played perfectly his role as stockbroker Seth Davis, the remote junior, car thief Kip Raines and the famous photographer John. He even appeared as aircraft mechanic Dexter “Dex” Dearborn in the 2004 science fiction movie “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”.
In addition to his roles in films and television series, Giovanni Ribisi has also taken on vocal roles in games and music videos. In games he has accompanied the characters in Call of Duty, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up, vocally: Contents Under Pressure and James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, while in music videos he is the director of The Kills’ “Siberian Nights” and actor in Kean and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Crystal Ball” and “Talk About the Blues”.
Giovanni Ribisi’s Net Worth
Giovanni Ribisi has accumulated net assets of about 34 million dollars thanks to his many years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. His roles in films such as Avatar and Saving Private Ryan played a major role in his financial strength, which will continue to grow as he takes on more lucrative film roles.
In addition to his financial strength, his remarkable awards help him to build a worthy reputation in show business. So far Giovanni Ribisi has received two awards out of about twelve nominations. The two awards he has received so far include the cast of the Society of Online Film Critics for his role in Saving Private Ryan and Best Actor of the Golden Arena – Foreign Film for his role in Heaven.
One of Giovanni Ribisi’s greatest achievements is the creation of the company “Stereo D”, which transforms 2D films into stereoscopic 3D films. The actor founded the company after studying computer graphics. The Stereo D Company has worked on movies like Titanic 3D, Avatar, Jurassic Park 3D, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim and Marvel’s The Avengers.