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GIOVANNI RIBISI (Wayne Beering) won the ShoWest Newcomer of the Year award in 1999, has since established himself as a popular screen presence capable of playing a wide variety of roles. 

Ribisi will next be seen this August in the Paramount film Middle Men. He also wraps the independent film Rum Diaries, based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel. It is the story of a journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. He tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction. 

He was most recently seen in the James Cameron feature Avatar, which was nominated for an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe® and has gone on to be the highest grossing film of all time. 

Among his best-known films are Michael Mann's Public Enemies, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, and David Lynch's Lost Highway. Other credits include The Dead Girl, Perfect Stranger, Flight of the Phoenix, Boiler Room, Gone in Sixty Seconds, The Other Sister, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Suburbia, Heaven, First Love Last Rites, That Thing You Do, The Mod Squad, Masked and Anonymous and The Big White. He received an Independent Spirit nomination for his performance in Sam Raimi's The Gift. 

In addition to his numerous film credits, Ribisi also has an impressive list of television guest starring roles on his resume. In 2007, he gained an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for My Name is Earl. Ribisi also made guest appearances on The X-Files and Friends. 

Ribisi and his twin sister Marissa were born and raised in Los Angeles where he still currently resides. Beginning his acting career at the age of nine, he studied theater under the prestigious Acting Coach Milton Katselas.


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