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Winner of the ShoWest Newcomer of the Year Award in 1999, GIOVANNI RIBISI (Edward) has established himself as a popular screen presence capable of playing a wide variety of roles. Ribisi was recently seen in the FOX comedy Dads, created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. In 2012, he was seen in Universal Pictures' Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane, which is about a man who wishes his teddy bear to life. The film went on to make more than $500 million worldwide, making it the No. 1 highest-grossing "R"-rated original comedy of all time.

Ribisi's additional recent films include Universal Pictures' Contraband and GK Films' The Rum Diary, based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel. Ribisi was also seen as part of the ensemble feature Gangster Squad, opposite Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. In 2009, he was seen in James Cameron's Avatar, winner of three Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, which 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, Sof ia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain and David Lynch's Lost Highway. Ribisi's 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. Ribisi received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance in Sam Raimi's The Gift.

In addition to his numerous film credits, Ribisi has an impressive list of television guest-starring roles on his resume. In 2007, he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for My Name Is Earl. He 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 resides. Beginning his acting career at age nine, he studied theater under the prestigious acting coach Milton Katselas.


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