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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 26, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A magnetic but all-too-infrequent presence in film and television during the late 1990s and early 2000s, actor Peter Facinelli excelled at playing wounded, often conflicted young men whose emotions frequently got the better of him and those around him. He made his initial splash in TV movies before gaining a groundswell with features like "Can't Hardly Wait" (1998) and "The Scorpion King" (2002). However, his ascent to stardom seemed to sputter out shortly thereafter - his debut as a series lead with "Fastlane" (Fox, 2002-03) was met with indifference, and subsequent movie roles went largely unseen. In fact, for a time, it looked like he was relegated to being best know for being former "90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) star Jennie Garth's real-life husband. Television seemed to be his best showcase, where he gave stellar turns as a selfish artist on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) and a jittery crime witness in "Damages" (FX, 2007- ). Appearances in the much-anticipated vampire drama "Twilight" (2008) and other film projects seemed to indicate that Facinelli could return to prominence as one of the more promising and versatile young actors in Hollywood.

A magnetic but all-too-infrequent presence in film and television during the late 1990s and early 2000s, actor Peter Facinelli excelled at playing wounded, often conflicted young men whose emotions frequently got the better of him and those around him. He made his initial splash in TV movies before gaining a groundswell with features like "Can't Hardly Wait" (1998) and "The Scorpion King" (2002). However, his ascent to stardom seemed to sputter out shortly thereafter - his debut as a series lead with "Fastlane" (Fox, 2002-03) was met with indifference, and subsequent movie roles went largely unseen. In fact, for a time, it looked like he was relegated to being best know for being former "90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) star Jennie Garth's real-life husband. Television seemed to be his best showcase, where he gave stellar turns as a selfish artist on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) and a jittery crime witness in "Damages" (FX, 2007- ). Appearances in the much-anticipated vampire drama "Twilight" (2008) and other film projects seemed to indicate that Facinelli could return to prominence as one of the more promising and versatile young actors in Hollywood.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Freezer (2014)
2.
 El Chico Blanco (2013)
3.
 Walter (2013)
4.
 Gallows Hill (2013)
9.
 Finding Amanda (2008)
10.
 Twilight (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Appeared in several productions at the Atlantic Theater Company
1995:
Feature film debut as the devil in "Angela," directed by Rebecca Miller
1995:
Made TV debut playing an affluent rapist on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"
1995:
Starred as a teenage hustler surviving on the mean streets of Hollywood in the Fox TV-movie "The Price of Love"
1996:
Played Tim Matheson's son and the target of his father's jealous ex-lover (Jennie Garth) in the ABC movie "An Unfinished Affair"
1997:
Appeared in the Cannes Festival screened "Touch Me"
1998:
Landed a prominent role in the teen feature "Can't Hardly Wait"
2000:
Co-starred with Danny De Vito and Kevin Spacey in "The Big Kahuna"
2001:
Appeared with Drew Barrymore in "Riding in Cars With Boys"
2002:
Starred in buddy cop drama "Fastlane" with Bill Bellamy
2003:
Cast in a recurring role on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" as Jimmy, a fellow art student of Claire's
2007:
Appeared on the first season of the FX legal series "Damages" as a man who had an affair with a key witness
2008:
Cast as Carlisle Cullen in the feature adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel "Twilight"
2009:
Cast as Dr. Cooper on the Showtime drama "Nurse Jackie"
2009:
Reprised role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the sequel "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
2010:
Reprised the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
2011:
Returned as Carlisle in the Bill Condon directed "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ¿ Part 1"
2012:
Reprised role in franchise's final film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ¿ Part 2," also directed by Bill Condon
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Education

Saint John's University: Jamaica , New York -
New York University: New York , New York -
Atlantic Theater Company Acting School: New York , New York -

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wife:
Jennie Garth. Actor. Mother of Facinelli's daughter; born on April 3, 1972; met in 1995 during the filming of the TV-movie "An Unfinished Affair"; mother of Facinelli's daughter; announced plans to marry in January 2001; married on January 20, 2001 in Santa Monica, California.

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father:
Peter Sr. Waiter. Italian immigrant born c. 1940.
mother:
Bruna. Homemaker. Italian immigrant born c. 1944.
sister:
JoAnne. Homemaker. Born c. 1967.
sister:
Lisa. Pharmacist. Born c. 1968.
sister:
Linda. Special education teacher. Born c. 1970.
daughter:
Luca Bella Facinelli. Born on June 22, 1997; mother Jennie Garth.
daughter:
Lola Ray Facinelli. Born on December 6, 2002; mother Jennie Garth.
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