|Birthdate:||June 6, 1967|
|Birthplace:||New Haven, Connecticut, United States|
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (/dʒiəˈmɑːti/; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Cinderella Man and is also known for his roles in the films Private Parts, Sideways, American Splendor, The Illusionist, Cold Souls, Barney's Version, Big Fat Liar, Love & Mercy, Straight Outta Compton, and Win Win, as well as the miniseries John Adams and Downton Abbey. He has won two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.