Paul Giamatti Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight77 kg
Date of BirthJune 6, 1967
Zodiac SignGemini
Eye ColorBlue

Paul Giamatti is an American actor, voice actor, film producer, and director who has been cast in a number of films including Private PartsMy Best Friend’s WeddingMan on the MoonPlanet of the ApesCinderella Man, American SplendorAsterix and the VikingsThe IllusionistThe Hawk Is DyingFred ClausThe Haunted World of El SuperbeastoThe Last StationRock of AgesIroncladThe Hangover Part IIThe Catcher Was a Spy, Romeo & Juliet12 Years a SlaveJohn Dies at the EndErnest & CelestineThe Amazing Spider-Man 2Madame BovaryStraight Outta ComptonA Mouthful of Air, The Little Prince, and I Think We’re Alone Now.

Born Name

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti

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Nick Name


Paul Giamatti at the 2010 Toronto International Film FestivalPaul Giamatti at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Paul Giamatti at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (Karon Liu / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

New Haven, Connecticut, United States


Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States






Paul Giamatti studied at The Foote School and then graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1985.

Afterward, he attended Yale University where he was active in the undergraduate theater scene and worked with fellow actors and Yale students Ron Livingston and Edward Norton. In 1989, Paul Giamatti graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.


Actor, Voice Actor, Producer, Director

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  • Father – Angelo Bartlett Giamatti (Professor of English Renaissance Literature, President of Yale University, 7th Commissioner of Major League Baseball)
  • Mother – Toni Marilyn Giamatti (née Smith) (Homemaker and English teacher who taught at Hopkins School and had also previously acted)
  • Siblings – Marcus Giamatti (Older Brother) (Actor), Elena (Older Sister) (Jewelry Designer)
  • Others – Valentine John Giamatti (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Claybaugh Walton (Paternal Grandmother), Abram Edward Smith (Maternal Grandfather), Kathryn/Katherine Eleanor Brown (Maternal Grandmother)


Paul Giamatti has been repped by United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $25 Million.

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Paul Giamatti as seen at the premiere of '12 Years a Slave' at the 2013 Toronto Film FestivalPaul Giamatti as seen at the premiere of '12 Years a Slave' at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival
Paul Giamatti as seen at the premiere of ’12 Years a Slave’ at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Paul Giamatti has dated –

  1. Elizabeth Cohen – He married Elizabeth Cohen in the year 1997 and their son named Samuel was born in 2001. Paul and Elizabeth divorced in the 2000s.

Race / Ethnicity


Paul Giamatti is of Italian, German, English, Dutch, Irish, Scottish, and French descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Brand Endorsements

Paul Giamatti did voiceover work for TV commercials for Nike in 2006.

In 2012, he did voiceover work for the “Humans” TV commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance.


He is an atheist and has said that “religion features more now in my life than it did when I was a kid”.

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He is not religious and once stated: “My wife is Jewish. And I’m fine with my son being raised as a Jew”.

Paul Giamatti at Toronto International Film Festival 2013Paul Giamatti at Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Paul Giamatti at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (Gordon Correll / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Paul Giamatti Facts

  1. Alongside Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Bruce McGill, and Paddy Considine, Paul Giamatti co-starred as Joe Gould in the 2005 biographical sports drama film Cinderella Man. This performance got him nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award while he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role” as well as the Toronto Film Critics Association Award and Critics Choice Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  2. In 2016, he started playing Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr. in the television drama series Billions.
  3. Paul Giamatti has been a lifelong democrat.
  4. His theatre credits include having been cast in plays like Racing DemonThe Iceman ComethThe Resistible Rise of Arturo UiHamlet, and The Blues are Running.
  5. Paul is a fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Featured Image by Karon Liu / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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