Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mammoth Film Festival - Peter Facinelli Interview



Peter Facinelli was born in Queens, New York, the youngest child of Bruna (Reich) and Pierino Facinelli, a waiter. His parents are Italian immigrants, originally from Trentino, Northern Italy. He has three sisters. Peter was educated at St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, 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.
Source: IMDB

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH PETER FACINELLI
Journalist: Joseph Flores
Location: Mammoth Film Festival Bowling 
Tournament


TRIVIA
  • Daughter, Luca Bella, with Jennie Garth. [1997]
  • 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.
  • Was engaged to actress Jaimie Alexander from March 2015 to February 2016.
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