Alessandro Nivola

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    Alessandro Antine Nivola (born June 28, 1972) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in the films Best Laid Plans, Jurassic Park III, Face/Off, and the first two movies of the Goal! trilogy.
    Personal life

    Nivola was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Pietro S. Nivola, is a professor of political science who wrote the book Laws of the Landscape: How Policies Shape Cities in Europe and America, and his mother is an artist. Nivola's paternal grandfather was the Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola and his paternal grandmother, Ruth Guggenheim,was a Jewish refugee from Germany.He has a brother, Adrian, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and earned a degree in English from Yale. Nivola married British actress Emily Mortimer in Chiltern, Buckinghamshire in January 2003; the couple have a son, Samuel John, born in Westminster, London, on September 23, 2003. They also have a daughter, May, born on January 15, 2010. They used to live in Los Angeles California in Echo Park. They are currently living in Boerum Hill Brooklyn New York. He had fellow actor Heath Ledger as a neighbor.
    Career

    Nivola began his acting career while still an undergraduate at Yale, landing the leading role in a Seattle production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys. After college, Nivola debuted on Broadway in 1995 as the young lover of Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country. The next year he appeared in the 1996 NBC miniseries Danielle Steel's The Ring and landed his first film role as Joanna Going's preppy husband in Inventing the Abbotts before being cast as Nicolas Cage's paranoid schizophrenic brother in John Woo's Face/Off (both in 1997).

    Nivola adopted a British accent to play a mystery man from former girlfriend Rachel Weisz's past in I Want You (1998), directed by Michael Winterbottom. He then appeared in the thriller Best Laid Plans and again as an Englishman in Patricia Rozema's screen version of the Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park, both in 1999. He played a rock singer involved with his record producer, played by Frances McDormand, in the film Laurel Canyon. Nivola was one of the faces for the GAP's 2002 Ads campaign "For Every Generation".

    Nivola trained so hard for the filming of the Goal! trilogy that he has picked up a lot of skill and pace and was commended for his sudden burst of talent by the directors of Goal! 2. In the movie Coco avant Chanel, Nivola again played an Englishman and learnt to speak French for the role.

    Nivola is currently acting in New York City in the Off-Broadway Play A Lie of the Mind at Theatre Row, directed by Ethan Hawke.

    Filmography

    * Remember WENN (1996) Paul Rice (1 episode)
    * Daniel Steele's The Ring (1996) Noel
    * Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Peter Vanlaningham
    * Face/Off (1997) Pollux Troy
    * I Want You (1998) Martin
    * The Almost Perfect Bank Robbery (1998) Doug
    * Reach the Rock (1998) Robin
    * Best Laid Plans (1999) Nick
    * Mansfield Park (1999) Henry Crawford
    * Love's Labour's Lost (2000) King Ferdinand of Nevarre
    * Timecode (2000) Joey Z
    * Jurassic Park III (2001) Billy Brennan
    * Smallville (2002)
    * Laurel Canyon (2002) Ian McKnight
    * Carolina (2003) Albert Morris
    * The Clearing (2004) Tim Hayes
    * Junebug (2005) George Johnsten
    * Turning Green (2005) Bill the Bookie
    * Goal! (2005) Gavin Harris
    * The Sisters (2006) Andrew Prior
    * The Darwin Awards (2006) Ad Exec
    * Grace Is Gone (2007) John Phillips
    * Goal! 2: Living the Dream... (2007) Gavin Harris
    * The Company (2007) Leo Kritzky
    * The Girl in the Park (2007) Chris
    * The Eye (2008) Dr. Paul Falkner
    * Five Dollars a Day (2008) Ritchie Flynn Parker
    * Who Do You Love? (2008) Leonard Chess
    * Coco avant Chanel (2009) Arthur 'Boy' Capel
    * Howl (2010) Luther Nichols
    * Janie Jones (2010) Ethan Brand

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    Funny, I was listening to "Best Laid Plans" soundtrack yesterday!

    I like him but he's so rare!
     
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    Metropolitan Opera's 125th anniversary gala at Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Ce

    Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola attend the Metropolitan Opera's 125th anniversary gala at Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln
    Center on March 15, 2009 in New York City.
    The Metropolitan Opera's 125th Anniversary Gala
    Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center
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    premiere of "The Pink Panther 2" at the Ziegfeld Theater on February 3, 2009 NYC

    Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola attend the premiere of "The Pink Panther 2" at the Ziegfeld Theater on February 3, 2009 in New York City.
    "The Pink Panther 2" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals
    Ziegfeld Theater
    New York, NY United States
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    the premiere of The Eye at the Pacific Cinerama Dome on January 31, 2008 L.A

    Actors Jessica Alba and Alessandro Nivola attend the premiere of The Eye at the Pacific Cinerama Dome on January 31, 2008 in Los Angeles
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    The Eye Premiere - Red Carpet and After Party
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