Facinelli grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, the son of Italian immigrants, Bruna, a homemaker, and Pierino Facinelli, a waiter. Both of his parents are from Val di Non which is located in Trentino, Northern Italy. His father is from Revò, meanwhile his mother is from Spormaggiore. He was raised Roman Catholic and attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York. He studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City; his teachers there included William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Giancarlo Esposito, and Camryn Manheim.
Facinelli made his feature film debut in Rebecca Miller's Angela in 1995 and came to the attention of critics in the TV-movie The Price of Love later that year. In 1996, Facinelli played opposite future wife Jennie Garth in An Unfinished Affair. Other TV roles followed, including a part in After Jimmy (1996) and a college dropout in Calm at Sunset. Facinelli co-starred with Amanda Peet and Michael Vartan in the 1997 AIDS-themed drama Touch Me (1997) and co-starred as a high school student in two 1998 features with Ethan Embry and Breckin Meyer, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, and Can't Hardly Wait, which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Facinelli appeared in the sci-fi film Supernova starring James Spader in 2000. He made appearances in Riding in Cars with Boys in 2001 and The Scorpion King in 2002, followed by a leading role in the Fox drama Fastlane. Facinelli had a recurring role in the HBO series Six Feet Under in 2004 and a role in the FX original series Damages beginning in 2007. Facinelli starred in Hollow Man 2 with Christian Slater. It was released direct-to-video in May 2006.
After wrapping up Finding Amanda with Matthew Broderick, Facinelli played Carlisle Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer. Facinelli reprised his role in the sequels of the film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. He will also continue to portray the role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, the last installment of the saga, which is set to be released in 2011. They have started filming in Louisiana.
He costars as Dr. Fitch Cooper in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie. He will soon star in "Loosies," a story of a New York pickpocket that he wrote himself and being produced by Verdi Corrente Productions.
Facinelli met his wife, Jennie Garth, on the set of An Unfinished Affair, a 1996 television film. They married in 2001. They are parents to Luca Bella (born on June 30, 1997), Lola Ray (born on December 6, 2002), and Fiona Eve (born on September 30, 2006).
|Jennie Garth||(20 January 2001 - 11 June 2013) (divorced) 3 children|
Daughter, Luca Bella, with Jennie Garth. 
Grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.
Birth of his second daughter, Lola Ray (7 lbs. 7 oz., 18 inches) with wife, actress Jennie Garth. [December 6, 2002]
Attended St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, New York.
Peter and his wife, Jennie Garth, became the parents of their third child, a girl named Fiona Eve Facinelli, on September 30, 2006. Fiona weighed in at 7 lbs. 8 oz.
(2011, on career choices) I switch it up and do something different. I get bored if I do the same thing over and over. When I look back at the characters I've played, they've all been so distinctly different from each other. "Mike Dexter" from Can't Hardly Wait (1998) is completely different than the character I played in The Scorpion King (2002), which is completely different than the Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) role or the role I played on "Damages" (2007). Put that next to the guy that I played in "Fastlane" (2002), then put the character in "Fastlane" next to Twilight (2008/I)'s "Carlisle", and put that character next to "Nurse Jackie" (2009)'s "Dr. Cooper", and they're all so vastly different that, whenever my agent says, "What do you want to do next?", I say, "Whatever I haven't done before". I like shaking it up and doing different things.
I remember waiting in line all away around the block for Superman premier and I thought "wow this is amazing, all those people are here to see this movie, it must be something special". And then you come to Comic-Con and people camp out for days and it puts things to perspective, like how amazing movies are and how movies can bring groups of people together for their passion, and they make friends... I thing anytime something can bring people together in a positive way it's a great thing.
|You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.|
|With our Resume service you can add photos and build a complete resume to help you achieve the best possible presentation on the IMDb.|
Click here to add your resume and/or your photos to IMDb.