Gia Mantegna

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Gia Mantegna
Born Gina Cristine Mantegna
(1990-04-17) April 17, 1990 (age 25)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Other names Gina Mantegna
Years active 2003–present
Parent(s) Joe Mantegna
Arlene Vhrel

Gina "Gia" Cristine Mantegna (born April 17, 1990) is an American actress.

Personal life[edit]

Mantegna was born Gina Cristine Mantegna in Manhattan, New York, and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Arlene (née Vrhel), who owns the restaurant "Taste Chicago" in Burbank, California, and actor Joe Mantegna.[1] While growing up she was a trained gymnast and ballerina.[2] She plays piano and saxophone and is a skilled singer.[2]

Career[edit]

Mantegna made her acting debut at age 13 in the 2003 film Uncle Nino, alongside Anne Archer, Trevor Morgan and her father, Joe Mantegna. She later appeared in 13 Going on 30. In 2006, Mantegna portrayed the character of Grace Conrad in Warner Brothers' winter feature, Unaccompanied Minors. She was cast as one of the main roles in an American television pilot show Murder Book for Fox. She starred in The Neighbor alongside Matthew Modine, Michele Laroque and Ed Quinn.

In 2008, Mantegna made a guest appearance in the Season 3 episode, for television show Criminal Minds, in which her father stars, where she portrayed an abducted teen who witnesses her best friend's death in Chula Vista, California. She appeared on The Secret Life of the American Teenager in a recurring role as Patty Mary.

In 2010, Mantegna starred in the independent feature And Soon the Darkness. She also appeared in the TeenNick television series Gigantic.

On December 9, 2010, Mantegna was announced as the 2011 Miss Golden Globe for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Award Ceremony.[3]

In 2011, Mantegna starred in the found footage feature Apartment 143 and in the independent romantic comedy, Getting That Girl. In addition to film roles, she currently plays recurring characters on The Middle and Under the Dome.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Uncle Nino Gina Micelli as Gina Mantegna(?)
2004 13 Going on 30 Gina as Gina Mantegna
2006 Unaccompanied Minors Grace Conrad as Gina Mantegna
2007 In the Land of Women Teenage Girl #3 as Gina Mantegna
The Neighbor Ally as Gina Mantegna
2010 And Soon the Darkness Camila
2011 Apartment 143 Caitlin White
Getting That Girl Mandy Meyers
2013 Empire State Vicky
The Frozen Ground Debbie Peters
Jake Squared Sarah
2014 California Scheming Chloe
Ask Me Anything Jade
Squatters Stephanie Straight-to-DVD film
The Prince Beth
Television
Year Film Role Notes
2005 Murder Book Claire Gilroy Television movie; as Gina Mantegna
2007 All I Want for Christmas Mary Hallmark Channel television movie; as Gina Mantegna
2008 Criminal Minds Lindsey Episode: "3rd Life"; as Gina Mantegna
2008–09 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Patty Mary 3 episodes: "What Have You Done to Me?" (as Gina Mantegna), "Ciao", and "Summertime"
2009 Medium Devin Mitchell Episode: "Who's That Girl"
2010–11 Gigantic Vanessa King Main role; 18 episodes
2013 Perception Erica Beecher Episode: "Asylum" (season 2 episode 9)
2014–15 The Middle Devin Levin Recurring role (season 6); 7 episodes
2015 Cheerleader Death Squad Grace Failed television pilot[4]
2015 Under the Dome Lily Walters Recurring role (season 3); 3 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Mantegna Biography (1947–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Golden Globe". Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA). December 12, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Meet Miss Golden Globe 2011: Gia Mantegna". InStyle Magazine. December 9, 2010. Retrieved 2015-08-07. 
  4. ^ Swift, Andy (May 28, 2015). "Cheerleader Death Squad: CW Drama Could Live On In 'Different Form'". TVLine. Retrieved 2015-08-07. 

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