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ALESSANDRO NIVOLA (Dr. Paul Faulkner) first gained attention and a Drama Desk Award nomination for his first professional leading role opposite Helen Mirren on Broadway in "A Month in the Country."  He was honored again in 2004 when is his performance as the rock singer Ian McNight in Lisa Cholodenko's LAUREL CANYON earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Nivola continues to star in leading roles opposite today's hottest film actors and directors.

Nivola can currently be seen on the big screen in GRACE IS GONE opposite John Cusack, which premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. GRACE IS GONE has received critical acclaim and has proven to be a major awards contender.

Nivola was last seen in Ridley Scott's mini-series "The Company" based on the bestselling novel by Robert Little. The all-star cast included Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina and Michael Keaton and follows CIA activities over a 40 year period. "The Company" premiered on TNT and was recently nominated for a 65th Annual Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

In addition, Nivola can soon be seen in director David Auborn's debut THE GIRL IN THE PARK opposite Kate Bosworth and Sigourney Weaver. The film recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews.

Nivola was last seen starring on the silver screen in JUNEBUG, which premiered in competition at both the 2005 Sundance and the Cannes Film Festivals. JUNEBUG opened to critical acclaim, followed by various award nominations and victories for the film in 2006.

Earlier in his career Nivola drew critical acclaim and a Blockbuster Award nomination for his role as Nicolas Cage's genius brother in FACE/OFF. He starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in BEST LAID PLANS and played leading roles in JURASSIC PARK 3 and Mike Figgis' TIME CODE.   Nivola returned to the theater to play Orlando to Gwyneth Paltrow's Rosalind in "As You Like It" at Williamstown before being reunited with Helen Mirren in Peter Jan Brugge's film THE CLEARING, where he played Robert Redford's son.  

Nivola currently resides in New York with his wife and fellow actor Emily Mortimer and their son Sam.

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