Gia Mantegna

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Gia Mantegna
Born
Gina Cristine Mantegna

(1990-04-17) April 17, 1990 (age 29)
Other namesGina Mantegna
Years active2003–present
Parent(s)Joe Mantegna
Arlene Vrhel

Gina Cristine "Gia" Mantegna (born April 17, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Devin Levin on the ABC sitcom The Middle.

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 owned 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] Gia’s older sister, 31-year-old Mia, works as a makeup artist. Mia was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, but her parents took the advice of a teacher and put her in a regular school, which helped her develop important social skills. [3]

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.

She turned 18 in 2008, and decided to change her professional name to Gia.

In 2008, Mantegna made a guest appearance in the Season 3 episode, for television show Criminal Minds, in which her father stars, wherein she portrayed an abducted teen named Lindsey Vaughn, who witnesses her best friend's death. She also 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.[4]

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.

In 2017, Mantegna reprised her Criminal Minds guest starring role "Lindsey Vaughn", now operating as a drug cartel hit woman.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Uncle Nino Gina Micelli Credited as Gina Mantegna
2004 13 Going On 30 Gina
2006 Unaccompanied Minors Grace Conrad
2007 In the Land of Women Teenage Girl #3
The Neighbor Ally
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 Direct-to-video
The Prince Beth

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Murder Book Claire Gilroy Television movie, Credited as Gia Mantegna
2007 All I Want for Christmas Mary Television movie (Hallmark), Credited as Gia Mantegna
2008, 2017 Criminal Minds Lindsey Vaughn/Carol Atkinson Recurring role; 4 episodes (Seasons 3 & 12)
2008–2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Patty Mary Episodes: "What Have You Done to Me?"; Credited as Gia Mantegna, "Ciao", "Summertime"
2009 Medium Devin Mitchell Episode: "Who's That Girl"
2010–2011 Gigantic Vanessa King Main role; 18 episodes
2013 Perception Erica Beecher Episode: "Asylum" (Season 2 Episode 9)
2014–2017 The Middle Devin Levin Recurring role (Seasons 6–7), Guest (season 8); 8 episodes
2015 Cheerleader Death Squad Grace Unsold television pilot[5]
Under the Dome Lily Walters Recurring role; 5 episodes (Season 3)

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Life After First Failure Christina CW Seed Series

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. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. ^ "A Father's Love: Actor Joe Mantegna on his Daughter's Autism » Brain World". Brainworldmagazine.com. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Miss Golden Globe 2011: Gia Mantegna". InStyle Magazine. December 9, 2010. Retrieved 2015-08-07.
  5. ^ 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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