Paul Giamatti is a famous American film producer and actor. Most people popularly know him for his role as Kenny Rushton in the 1997 film entitled ‘Private Parts.’ He is currently starring in a television series by the name of ‘Billions.’ Today, let’s find out more about the career, biography, and the net worth of Paul Giamatti in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti was born in Connecticut, the U.S on June 6, 1967. He was the lastborn child in a family of three children. His parents were Bartlett Giamatti, a university professor, and his mother Toni Giamatti, a homemaker as well as an English teacher. Paul’s other siblings are Elena, who is a jewellery designer, and Marcus who is an actor.
For his early education, Paul attended Foote School and later joined Choate Rosemary Hall from where he graduated in 1985. He then entered Yale University and graduated with a degree in English. Later, he enrolled at Yale School of Drama and acquired a Masters degree in Fine Arts.
Giamatti got married to Elizabeth Cohen in 1997. The couple received their first child in Samuel Giamatti in 2001. His marriage did not last forever, and the couple later divorced. Paul considers himself as an atheist, and he resides in Brooklyn Heights.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Paul was active in acting since his college days. He began by appearing in several theatre productions and later got minor television roles in the 1990s. His first significant role was in 1997 when he landed a role in the film ‘Private Parts.’ His outstanding performances was highly received in the industry. Paul started getting many supporting roles in films like ‘The Negotiator,’ ‘The Truman Show,’ Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘Big Fat Liar,’ ‘Man on the Moon,’ and many others.
The year 2003, was a good one for Giamatti as that is when he got critical acclaims for his role in the film ‘American Splendor.’ He then appeared in an award-winning romantic comedy entitled ‘Sideways.’ It got followed by films like ‘The Illusionist,’ ‘Cinderella Man,’ ‘The Ant Bully,’ and ‘Lady in the Water.’ In 2007, Paul made a debut in action movies in the film entitled ‘Shoot ‘Em Up.’
Paul became a voiceover actor in commercials for Liberty Mutual insurance in 2012. He was also a narrator An Original DUCKumentary for PBS Nature. As a producer, he produced the film ‘John Dies at the End’ and also starred in it.
Some of the awards that Paul bagged over the years are four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, among others. he was also nominated for Academy Award for the film ‘Cinderella Man.’
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of the 52 years old actor is $28 million. He gained all his wealth from the many appearances he did in the films. He as well appeared in commercials which paid well. His numerous minor roles in the film have added up to what he has today. Besides, he produces films, and all this amounts to his impressive wealth.
Paul Giamatti loved acting since his high school days. After completing his studies, he decided to be a fulltime actor and make a career out of it. His efforts bore good fruits, and he is today ranked among the most successful actors in the world. At his age, we can hope for more entertainment from him.