Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli


November 26, 1973

Peter Facinelli Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Childhood And Early Life

Actor Peter Facinelli was born on the 26 November 1973 in Queens, New York to Bruna Reich and Pierino Facinelli, Italian immigrants. The family had four children, and Facinelli has three sisters.


Peter Facinelli graduated from St Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, New York and then enrolled at St John’s University but left without obtaining a degree. After leaving university, he joined the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York.

Rise To Fame

Facinelli’s first film role was in Angela (1995), and this established his career.


Other work includes The Price of Love (1995), An Unfinished Affair (1996), Touch Me (1997), Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) and the Scorpion King (2002). He has also appeared on television including Six Feet Under (2001), Fastlane (2002-2003), Damages (2007). Twilight (2008) and Nurse Jackie (2009). Recent work includes American Odyssey (2014-2015), SuperGirl (2015-2016), Wilde Wedding (2017), Asher (2017), Breaking & Exiting (2017) and In the Absence of Good Men (2017).

Personal Life

Peter Facinelli was married to Jennie Garth between 2001 and 2013. The couple shares three children.


Peter Facinelli is a supporter of the Onyx & Breezy Foundation which provides funding and support for animals including spay and neuter programs, the rescue of animals from kill shelters and cancer research.