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Peter Facinelli Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 November 1973Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

New Yorker Peter Facinelli is the youngest child of Italian parents, Bruna and Pierino, who are from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York, and went on to attend St. John's University, but left after a year to follow his interest in acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, also in New York. There Facinelli was taught by such distinguished actors as Academy Award nominees William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.

He made his screen debut in 1995, appearing in Rebecca Miller's Angela (1995) and has worked consistently ever since. Notable projects include The Price of Love (1995), An Unfinished Affair (1996) (where he met his future wife, Jennie Garth), Touch Me (1997) and The Scorpion King (2002). Facinelli has also had re-occurring roles in such TV shows such as Fastlane (2002), Six Feet Under (2001), Damages (2007) and Nurse Jackie (2009). In 2008, he won the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the wildly popular Twilight (2008) and its sequels.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Jennie Garth (20 January 2001 - 11 June 2013) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (8)

Daughter, Luca Bella, with Jennie Garth.
Met Jennie Garth while filming An Unfinished Affair (1996).
Grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.
Studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, New York City, New York under such teachers as William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Giancarlo Esposito and Camryn Manheim.
Italian-American.
(December 6, 2002) Birth of his second daughter, Lola Ray (7 lbs. 7 oz., 18 inches) with wife, actress Jennie Garth.
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.

Personal Quotes (2)

(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)'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.

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