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Ribisi in December 2009
|Born||Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
December 17, 1974
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Vonni Ribisi|
|Relatives||Marissa Ribisi (sister)
Gina Ribisi (sister)
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (born December 17, 1974), known professionally as Giovanni Ribisi, is an American actor and producer who has appeared in over 40 films and 25 television shows.
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 English, German, and Italian descent.
Ribisi began his career as a child on television shows such as The New Leave It to Beaver, Married... with Children, The Wonder Years, and My Two Dads. He entered the public eye with a prominent performance in The X-Files episode "D.P.O.", as well as his recurring role as Frank, Jr. on Friends. He had previously appeared as an extra in the episode "The One with the Baby on the Bus".
Between 2005 and 2008, Ribisi played Ralph in multiple episodes of My Name Is Earl, earning a 2007 Emmy nomination for his performance. He appeared in the music video for Keane's single "Crystal Ball" in 2006. He also appeared in Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's music video "Talk About the Blues". In September 2008, he appeared twice on the HBO comedy series Entourage.
Ribisi married actress Mariah O'Brien in 1997. They had a daughter, Lucia, before divorcing 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. On June 16, 2012, Ribisi married English model Agyness Deyn.
Ribisi is an active Scientologist, and participated in the gala opening of Scientology's Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa, is married to musician Beck, and also practices Scientology. Ribisi's daughter Lucia was featured on Beck's album The Information and two of Sia's albums, Some People Have Real Problems and We Are Born.
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Curtis Johnson||2 episodes
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Younger Guest Actor in a Television Series
|1985||Simon & Simon||Kid #1||Episode: "The Skull of Nostradamus"|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Teddy||Episode: "The Beacon"|
|1985–1989||The New Leave It to Beaver||Duffy Guthrie||15 episodes|
|1987–1989||Married... with Children||Teddy||2 episodes|
|1987–1990||My Two Dads||Cory Kupkus||30 episodes
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Younger Actor Starring in a Television Series
|1991||Blossom||Mitchell||Episode: "Blossom Blossoms"|
|1991–1992||Davis Rules||Skinner Buckley||16 episodes|
|1993||The Wonder Years||Jeff Bilings||15 episodes
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series
|1993||The Commish||Joey Burke||2 episodes|
|1993||Family Album||Elvis DeMattis||6 episodes|
|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"|
Episode: "The One with the Baby on the Bus"
|1996||Tracey Takes On...||Dad||Episode: "Family"|
|1996–2003||Friends||Frank Buffay, Jr.||9 episodes|
|1999||The Hunger||Eddie Foden||Episode: "Sanctuary"|
|2005–2008||My Name Is Earl||Ralph Mariano||6 episodes
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
|2010||Memphis Beat||Gene Templer||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
Episode: "Call Girl"
|2013–2014||Dads||Warner Whittemore||18 episodes|
|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|
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- "Giovanni Ribisi Weds Model Agyness Deyn". People. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- NOW Magazine[dead link] Issue April 12–18, 2007, Toronto, CA. Retrieved on April 13, 2007. Quote: "Q: You once said that if it weren't for Scientology you would be in an alley. What did you mean? A: That was probably a while back when I was a teenager and a lot more dramatic. I grew up with Scientology – my parents at one point were clerical. It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system. Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology, but millions of people do it who are not celebrities. It's not a threat or some cult."
- Religion of Celebrities, quoting ABC News
- "CCHR Museum Opening, 2005". Cchr.org. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
- ABC News Celebrity Scientologists
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