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  • Real name : Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
  • Place of birth : Los Angeles
  • Date of birth : 17/12/1974

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  • Antonino Giovanni Ribisi
  • Vonnie Ribisi
  • Vonni Ribisi
  • Ribisi Giovanni

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Giovanni Ribisi (1974)

Antonino Giovanni Ribisi

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Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor. His film credits include Gone in 60 Seconds, Boiler Room, Saving Private Ryan, The Mod Squad, The Gift, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Lost in Translation and more recently, Public Enemies and Avatar. He is also known for his role as Phoebe Buffay's brother Frank on the sitcom Friends. He also appeared in music videos for "Crystal Ball" by Keane and "Talk About the Blues" by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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 early life
Ribisi was born Antonino Giovanni Ribisi in Los Angeles, the son of Gay Landrum, a manager of actors and writers, and Albert Anthony Ribisi, a musician who had been the keyboard player in People! (a band whose cover version of "I Love You" reached No. 14 on Billboards Hot 100, in the spring of 1968). Ribisi is the twin brother of actress Marissa Ribisi, and the brother of Gina Ribisi, a voice actress. Ribisi is of Sicilian , German, and English descent.

 career
Ribisi began his career in network television with recurring and guest roles on a number of shows, including The New Leave It to Beaver, Married With Children, The Wonder Years and My Two Dads. He entered the public eye with a prominent performance in The X-Files episode "D.P.O." , as well as with his recurring role as Frank Jr., the brother of Phoebe Buffay on Friends, but also starred as an extra earlier on in series 2 "The One with the Baby on the Bus". Between 2005-2008, he has appeared in multiple episodes of My Name Is Earl as the recurring character Ralph, earning a 2007 Emmy nomination for his performance on the series.

Ribisi has appeared on the video of British band Keane's single "Crystal Ball", which was released worldwide on August 21, 2006. He appeared with Winona Ryder and John C. Reilly in Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's music video "Talk About the Blues". In September 2008, he appeared twice on the HBO comedy series Entourage.

 personal life
Ribisi is an active Scientologist, and participated in the gala opening of Scientology's "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" Museum in December 2005. His twin sister, Marissa, is married to musician Beck; both are also Scientologists. His daughter, Lucia Santina , was featured on Beck's album The Information and two of Sia's albums, Some People Have Real Problems and We Are Born.

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