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Giovanni Ribisi


Antonino Giovanni Ribisi (Italian pronunciation: [antoˈniːno dʒoˈvanni riˈbiːzi]; born December 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his starring roles in the TV series X-Files (1996), Sneaky Pete (2015–2019) and the films Saving Private Ryan (1998), Lost in Translation (2003), Gardener of Eden (2007), Avatar (2009), The Rum Diary (2011), Ted (2012) and its sequel Ted 2 (2015), Contraband (2012), Selma (2014), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). He also had recurring roles in television series such as The Wonder Years (1992–1993), Friends (1995–1998, 2003), and My Name Is Earl (2005–2008).


Ribisi was born in Los Angeles on December 17, 1974. His father, Al Ribisi, is a musician who had been the keyboard player in People!, and his mother, Gay, is a manager of actors and writers. He is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi and the brother of voice actress Gina Ribisi.


Ribisi began acting when he was young, and was in the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads and in films during the 1990s. He had a prominent part as a recurring character in the popular 1990s sitcom Friends, playing the half-brother of Phoebe Buffay. Later, for My Name Is Earl, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Ribisi starred in James Cameron's Avatar.


In 2016, Ribisi directed a music video for "Siberian Nights", the third single from Ash & Ice by The Kills.

Ribisi starred as Marius/“Pete” in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete over its three seasons.

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