Who is Paul Giamatti?

Paul Giamatti is an American actor and a producer whose breakthrough moment came with the role of Kenny ‘Pig Vomit’ Rushton in the 1997 American biographical comedy movie, ‘Private Parts’. Another one of his notable roles came in the year 2000 when he played the role of John Maxwell in the American comedy movie, ‘Big Momma’s House’ and the role of Harvey Pekar in the 2003 American biographical comedy-drama movie, ‘American Splendor’.

Quick Infos
Full NamePaul Edward Valentine Giamatti
Date of birthJune 6, 1967
Birth PlaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
Parent(s)Toni Marilyn Giamatti
Angelo Bartlett Giamatti
OccupationActor, Producer
SpouseElizabeth Cohen
Age53 years
Height5 ft 9 in
Net worthUS $25 million

He was nominated by numerous critics’ associations for this role and also won the Best Breakthrough award by the National Board of Review awards for the role. Moreover, he has also been positively reviewed by the audience and the critics for his role as Miles Raymond in the 2004 American comedy-drama road movie, ‘Sideways’ and the role as Joe Gould in the 2005 American biographical sports drama movie, ‘Cinderella Man’.

Paul Giamatti

Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Paul Giamatti’s full name is Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti. He was born on 6 June 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut to his mother, Toni Marilyn Giamatti who was a housemaker, and to his father, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti who was a professor at Yale University who later went on to be the president of that university and also the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) commissioner. Paul was born and raised alongside his elder brother, Marcus Giamatti who is also an actor, and elder sister, Elena Giamatti. Besides this, he is currently 53 years old with the zodiac sign of Gemini.


Nationality, Height, and Weight

Paul Giamatti holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of German, English, Dutch, Irish, Scottish and French ancestry who is an atheist and does not believe in any religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75m/175cms) tall and weighs around 75kgs (165lbs). Moreover, he has an average build physique with a pair of grey colored eyes and short brown colored hair.



Paul Giamatti studied in the Foote School and then the Choate Rosemary Hall, a private, coeducational, college preparatory boarding school located in Wallingford, Connecticut from where he completed his graduation in the year 1985. For further studies, he studied in the Yale School of Drama, a graduate professional school of Yale University located in New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree. Moreover, during his time at Yale School of drama, he studied alongside actors, Ron Livingston and Edward Norton.


Personal Life, Wife, and Kids

Paul Giamatti is married to Elizabeth Cohen since the year 1997. The couple has been blessed with a son, Samuel Giamatti and the family is living happily in Brooklyn, New York.


Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Paul Giamatti is not active on social media platforms but he does have a lot of fan-made accounts dedicated to him.

Paul Giamatti



Paul Giamatti gave his debut performance in the year 1989 when he played a small uncredited role of a detective in the American horror movie, ‘I, Madman’. Likewise, he played numerous roles in movies like ‘Past Midnight’ in the year 1991, ‘Singles’ in the year 1992, ‘Mighty Aphrodite’ and ‘Sabrina’ in the year 1995, ‘Breathing Room’ and ‘Before and After’ in the year 1996, ‘Arresting Gena’ and ‘Donnie Brasco’ in the year 1997 before receiving his breakthrough moment with the role of Kenny ‘Pig Vomit’ Rushton in the 1997 American biographical comedy movie, ‘Private Parts’.

With the success of this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’, ‘Deconstructing Harry’ and ‘A Further Gesture’ in the year 1997, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Dr. Dolittle’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Negotiator’ and ‘Safe Men’ in the year 1998, ‘Cradle Will Rock’ and ‘Man on the Moon’ in the year 1999 and ‘Big Momma’s House’ and ‘Duets’ in the year 2000. In between the years 2001 and 2005, Paul Giamatti could be seen appearing in numerous movies like ‘Storytelling’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Big Fat Liar’, ‘Thunderpants’, ‘American Splendor’, ‘Paycheck’, ‘Confidence’, ‘Sideways’, ‘Robots’, ‘The Fan and the Flower’ and ‘Cinderella Man’.

Furthermore, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Asterix and the Vikings’ in 2006, ‘The Nanny Diaries’ in 2007, ‘Pretty Bird’ in 2008, ’The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’ in 2009, ‘Barney’s Version’ in 2010, ‘The Hangover Part 2’ in 2011, ‘John Dies at the End’ in 2012, ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2013 with Paul Dano, ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ in 2014, ‘San Andreas’ in 2015, ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ in 2016 and ‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ in 2018.

His most recent work came in the year 2018 when he played the role of Beauty Smith in the French computer-animated movie, ‘White Fang’. In addition to this, Paul Giamatti is also said to appear in the upcoming American action thriller movie, ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ with the role of Nathan, in the upcoming American adventure movie, ‘Jungle Cruise’ alongside Edgar Ramirez, Emily Blunt, and Dani Rovira with the role of Brooks, and in the upcoming American drama movie, ‘A Mouthful of Air’ with the role of Dr. Sylvester.


Television Shows

Paul Giamatti gave his debut performance on television with a small role of a heckler in 1990 American made for a television comedy movie, ‘She’ll Take Romance’. Likewise, he has appeared in numerous television movies like ‘Tourist Trap’ and ‘Winchell’ in the year 1998, ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’ in the year 2000, ‘The Pentagon Papers’ in the year 2003, and ‘Too Big to Fail’ in the year 2011.

Paul Giamatti

Moreover, he has also had recurring or lead roles in series like ‘John Adams’ in 2008 and ‘Billions’ in 2016 and has also appeared for an episode each in series like ‘NYPD Blue’ in 1994, ‘New York News’ in 1995, ‘The Show’ in 1996, ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ in 1998, ‘American Experience’ in 1999, ‘King of the Hill’ in 2001 and ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’.

Moreover, Paul Giamatti gave his debut as a producer when he helped produce the series, ‘Hoke’ and also starred as Hoke Mosely. Likewise, he has worked as a producer in series like ‘Outsiders’ in 2016 and ‘Lodge 49’ in the year 2018. He gave his directorial debut when he worked as the director in the 2015 series, ‘Breakthrough’. 


Achievements and Awards

Paul Giamatti has won two Golden Globe awards, one Primetime Emmy, and four Screen Actors Guild awards along with 39 other awards and accolades throughout his career as a professional actor.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Paul Giamatti has an approximate net worth of $25 million.