Alessandro Nivola - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Alessandro Nivola
Nick Name: Sandro
Profession: Actor, Producer
Best Known For: American Hustle (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 28, 1972 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Alessandro Antine Nivola
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Pietro Salvatore Nivola
Mother's Name: Virginia Nivola
Siblings: 1

Adrian Nivola (brother)

High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
University: Yale University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: January 3, 2003
Wife's Name: Emily Mortimer
Children: 2

May Rose Nivola (daughter)
Samuel John Nivoula (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: 42 inch
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Alessandro Nivola?

Alessandro Nivola is a successful American actor and producer. He has played in Hollywood blockbusters such as Jurassic Park III, Junebung, The Elephant Man, A most violent year, and Laurel Canyon. His birth name is Alessandro Antine Nivola. He lives with his wife and two children in Boerum Hill. H is also a huge soccer fan and he also played in bands all through high school and college. His horroscope is Gemmini.

Alessandro Nivola – Age, Parents, Siblings

Alessandro Nivola was born on June 28 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States. His mother’s name is Virginia Nivola and his father’s name is Pietro Salvatore Nivola. The profession of his mother's is an artist while his father was a professor of political science and a senior fellow at The  Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.  

About his siblings, he has a brother Adrian Nivola who is five years younger than him. His brother is a painter by profession. His father's name is Pietro Salvatore Nivola.

young Alessandro Nivola with his father (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Talking about Alessandro Nivola’s education he graduated from Yale University and Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hemisphere with B.A. in English in 1994. He also attended the Mater Christi school ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.

His ethnicity includes Italian-Scottish. Nivola’s parental grandfather was also an Italian sculptor named Costanio Nivola Davis. Where his grandmother Ruth Guggenheim was a German citizen. His mother is of British Isles ancestry.

Alessandro Nivola – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Alessandro Nivola married British stress, Emily Mortimer, in Buckinghamshire in January 2003. She played a French assistant in The Pink Panther movies and an ambitious and headstrong news producer in The Newsroom. The couple is blessed with two children each of them named May Rose Nivola (Daughter) and Samuel John Nivola (son). His daughter was born in 2010 and his son in 2003. 

There are no rumors of divorce surrounding the pair.

Alessandro Nivola with his wife (Image: The Irish Sun)

Alessandro Nivola- Carrer

Early Days

After Alessandro Nivola graduated from university and started his career as a theater artist. He later made his Broadway debut opposite Helen Mirren in A Month in the Country, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination. Later Shortly after that came his breakthrough performance in John Woo’s feature film Face/Off (1997) playing Nicolas Cage’s brother Pollux Troy. 

His breakthrough movie was the 2014’s American Hustle.

Films, Series

Alessandro Nivola has played in the movies  I Want You (1997),  Reach the Rock (1998), Best Laid Plans (1999). Love’s Labour’s  Lost (2000), Best Laid Plans (1999), Love’s Labour’s  Lost (2000), Timecode(2000), Selma(2014), and To Dust (2018).  He also produced To Dust Starring Matthew Brodeck which won the audience award at the film festival and also was nominated for the independent spirit award for 2020.  Apart from movies, he is also active in production and series too.

Nivola has also worked frequently in television, some of his T.V shows are The ring (1996), The company (2007 ), and Doll and Em (2015).

Alessandro Nivola in American Hustle (image: The New York Times)


In the movie The Many Stains of Newark, he has worked with Michael Gandolfini, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen, and Vera Farmiga.

Alessandro Nivola – Net worth, salary

The net worth of Alessandro Nivola has made around  $3 million. With his acting career,  his salary is estimated at around $19k -$208k.

Alessandro Nivola – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he handles Instagram and Twitter. He is not available on Facebook. On Instagram, he has 9k followers, and over 4k followers on Twitter. On Twitter, he is following celebrities like James Carville, and David Crossby.

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