Facts of Giovanni Ribisi
|Birth Date||December 17,1974|
|Full Name||Giovanni Ribisi|
|Birth City||Los Angeles, California|
|Father Name||Аnthоnу Rіbіѕі|
|Mother Name||Gау Lаndrum|
|Sibilings||Marissa Ribisi, Gina Ribisi|
Antonino Giovanni Ribisi, aka Vanni/Vonni, is a well-known American actor who has been active in the industry since 1985.
He is best known for his roles as Parker Selfridge in Avatar, Edward in A Million Ways to Die in the West, Pete Murphy / Marius Josipovic in Sneaky Pete, and Frank Buffay, Jr. in Friends.
He comes from an artistic family. His twin sister Marissa Ribisi is an actress, and his younger sister Gina Ribisi is a make-up artist.
Here know more about his personal and professional life, including his net worth, wife, and children.
Net Worth- How Much Money Does Avatar Star Giovanni Ribisi Make?
As of 2022, Giovanni Ribisi is worth between $30 million with average monthly earnings of $1 million.
He reportedly charges around or more than $500k per his movie and TV roles.
Similarly, he also earns from his credits as a director, singer, and voice actor.
Ribisi also makes a considerable amount of money from endorsements, sponsorships, ads, and more which as per the sources is $200k per year.
As for his assets, the actor owns many luxurious cars and houses, including their Los Angeles home, where the family currently resides.
Located on a flat plane in the Hollywood Hills, the 1939 Monterey Revival house is worth millions.
Who Is Giovanni Ribisi's Wife- Relationship With Маrіаh О’Вrіеn, Cat Power & Agyness Deyn
The Sneaky Pete alum Rіbіѕі got mаrrіеd to Маrіаh О’Вrіеn іn 1997.
His ex-wife О’Вrіеn is a former actress, model, and now interior designer-owner of Mariah O'Brien Interiors.
The couple has a child, a dаughtеr named Lucia. Sadly, the duo divorced in 2001 after four years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
After the separation, Ribisi started dating indie rock singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power in 2007.
The pair lived together in Giovanni's Los Angeles home with his daughter. But, they broke up after five years of a live-in relationship in 2012.
The reason allegedly was Ribisi's romance with English model Agyness Deyn.
In an interview with Dailymail, Cat Power revealed that she was heartbroken not just because of her break up with the Friends star but also with Lucia, who has almost become like a daughter to her.
"I entered a long relationship in which I really wanted to be successful,' she said. 'You know that thing we're all raised to want: a beautiful life with children? There's this part of me who wants to be a mother…I was trying to grow my personal life in a way I never did before.'
Only after two months of separation from Cat Power, Giovanni and Agyness Deyn got married in a hush wedding ceremony in June 2012.
The wedding was a huge shock for both families as many did not even know they were together.
Sadly, Ribisi's this relationship also did not last long, and the couple got divorced after three years in November 2015.
Later, the Avatar alum started dating Emily Ward in 2017.
Reportedly, the duo first met when Giovanni hired her company, Pierce & Ward, to remodel his 1939 Monterey Revival home. It was love at first sight.
'There's that thing somebody said that you fall in love in the first three seconds, and the rest is denial. 'I knew that we would be together. It felt like it was this thing that wasn't forced, and it wasn't hastened. It was just this natural evolution that happened.'
The duo has fraternal twins, Enzo and Maude, born in December 2018.
Giovanni Ribisi, as well as his sisters, are active Scientologists.
They were brought up in the Church of Scientology and continue to be active members. Ribisi stated-
There is a certain aspect of Scientology that helped me stay on my own path in creating life as a new game. It is important to be able to handle the different considerations and viewpoints of those around you about your career and your life — about your dreams.
Scientology has given me the certainty about myself. I have the ability to comfortably communicate with anyone in any situation and be certain of my own goals.
According to Ribisi, Scientology pushed him to success and build his confidence to have conversations with anyone in any situation.
Early Life- Age, Height, Parents, Sisters
Giovanni Ribisi was born on December 17, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. to fаthеr, Аnthоnу Rіbіѕі, аnd mоthеr, Gау Lаndrum.
Ніѕ fаthеr is а muѕісіаn while mоthеr is а mаnаgеr who has worked in the industry for decades managing many actors, including her kids.
Similarly, his twin sister, Marissa Ribisi, is an actress known for roles in films and shows like Dazed and Confused, Don’s Plum, Friends, and Grace Under Fire. She is the former wife of a renowned singer and musician, Beck.
Ribisi's other sister Gina Ribisi is a voice actress and acclaimed make-up artist.
She popularly voiced Tracy and Snuffy in the animated series Jay Jay the Jet Plane. The family belongs to Italian, German, and English ancestry.
He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas, an American director and producer of Hollywood.
Currently, the actor is 47-year-old and stands at 5 feet 8 inches 171 cm.
Career-Roles In Avatar, Friends, & Sneaky Pete
Coming from a filmy background, Giovanni Ribisi always wanted to be actor-started acting at a young age in the 1980's sitcom My Two Dads, followed by an appearance on two episodes of the TV series Highway to Heaven as Curtis Johnson in 1985.
In the same year, he appeared in Simon & Simon and the anthology TV series The Twilight Zone.
After years of minor roles, Ribisi finally got his big break in the mega-hit series Friends, where he portrayed the role of Frank Buffay Jr, the step-brother of one of the main characters Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).
Later, the Friends actor portrayed the role of T-4 Medic Irwin Wade in Saving Private Ryan.
The iconic movie was one of the greatest war films of all time, making a box office collection of $482 million.
Another successful project of Ribisi is the comedy flick, Ted.
He portrayed the supporting role of Donny along with the stars like Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Joel McHale. The box office collection of the hit movie was $549 million.
In 2009, he played the role of Parker Selfridge in the epic science fiction film James Cameron's Avatar, which is the highest-grossing sci-fi film of all time. It collected 2.847 billion worldwide.
The film is all set to release four more sequels, and Ribisi is more likely to reprise his roles in all of them.
Similarly, the Highway to Heaven alum notably led the Amazon series, Sneaky Pete from 2015 to 2019.
Bryan Cranston and David Shore created the show with Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae, and Libe Barer in the lead.
He played the primary role of Marius Josipović / Pete Murphy, a con man who gets out of prison only to be surrounded by more dangerous people.
Besides acting, Giovanni Ribisi is also a director, singer, and voice actor. He directed the songs Siberian Nights in 2016 and Exhaled in 2020.
Some of his hit songs include the Talk About the Blues of 1998 and Crystal Ball in 2006.
Likewise, he gave voice to various Video games such as Pvt. Elder in Call of Duty in 2003, Kry1 in Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure in 2006, and Parker Selfridge in James Cameron's Avatar: The Game in 2009.