Quick Facts of Peter Facinelli

  • Full NamePeter Facinelli
  • Net Worth$10 Million
  • Date of Birth26 November, 1973
  • NicknamePeter
  • Marital Status Engaged
  • BirthplaceOzone Park, Queens, United States.
  • Ethnicity Italian
  • Religion Catholic Christian
  • ProfessionActor, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseJennie Garth (m. 2001; div. 2013)
  • Height5′ 11″
  • EducationNew York University, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Sagittarius

Famous for the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series, Peter Facinelli is an American actor and producer. He has starred as Donovan “Van” Ray in the series, Fastlane. He has also starred in the film ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ as Mike Dexter. Also, he is a divorced man and father of three children.

To know more about Peter Facinelli and his life before fame and more, keep reading the article until the end.

Italian Ethnicity

Peter Facinelli was born on November 26, 1973, in Ozone Park, Queens, the United States. His mother, Bruna Reich was a homemaker, and father, Pierino Facinelli was a waiter. Facinelli’s parents were immigrants from Italy. His father is from Revò, Italy, and his mother is from Spormaggiore, Italy. Peter was brought up as a Roman Catholic. Thus, he attended a catholic school called St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows, New York.

Later, Peter started studying acting at New York University. Apart from that, he also studied acting at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, New York.  His teachers at the university were actors; Felicity Huffman, Camryn ManheimWilliam H. Macy,  Giancarlo Esposito.

Career Highlights

Peter Facinelli started his career as an actor after his first debut movie, Angela in 1995. Later, in the year 1996, he starred in An Unfinished Affair alongside his then future wife, Jennifer Garth. From the year 2002 to 2003, he starred in the Fox Series ‘Fastline’ as Donovan “Van” Ray. He also made appearances in movies namely, Riding in Cars with Boys, and The Scorpion King. Peter had a role of a recurring character in the HBO series ‘Six Feer Under Water.’

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He portrayed the role of  Maxwell Lord on the first season of the TV series, Supergirl. Peter played the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the adoptive father Edward which is portrayed by Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga film sequel. In an interview, he revealed that he was not going to take the role, although he did after reading the book. He had stated:

 I almost didn’t read for Twilight. My agent said, ‘Do you want to do a vampire movie?’ And I was like, ‘No.’ I was totally thinking of blood and guts and bats in caves, like some kind of horror movie. They literally talked me into reading the book and I actually enjoyed the book a lot.

Currently, Peter is working on his upcoming projects and will surely come up with interesting roles in 2020.

Father of Three Children

Peter Facinelli got engaged to his girlfriend, Lily Anne Harrison during their vacation to Mexico on the 2019’s New Year’s Eve. The couple then celebrated the night dining by the beach. The couple has been dating since 2016. 

Peter Facinelli with his fiancé Lily Anne Harrison in mexico on new year's eve 2019
Peter Facinelli with his fiancé, Lily Anne Harrison Source: Instagram Posted by @peterfacinelli

However, Peter was once a married man. Facinelli was married to actress Jennie Garth. The former couple met on the set of An Unfinished Affair in 1995. Jennifer Garth converted into Roman Catholic before their wedding in 2001 that ended with a divorce.

Peter Facinelli with ex-wife Jennie Garth and kids, Luca, Lola, and Fiona with mickey mouse
Peter Facinelli with ex-wife and kids. Source: Pinterest

The former couple has three daughters; Luca (22), Lola (17), and Fiona (13). Moreover, Peter was also engaged to actress, Jaimie Alexander in 2012 but called it off on February of 2016.

Net Worth of $10 Million

Peter Facinelli holds an estimated net worth of $10 Million according to the Celebrity Net Worth. He earns his money primarily through acting and producing films. Moreover, in 2018, he sold his house located in Toluca Lake for $2.7 Million, which he purchased for $2 million in 2013 as per the records.

Peter Facinelli’s Toluca Lake House source:latimes.com

His 2002 movie, The Scorpion King made a box office collection of 165.3 million USD. Likewise, The Twilight Saga film series grossed over $3.3 Billion in worldwide receipts. So, Peter must have gathered huge earning from his appearances in hit films and popular TV series. He is living a rich life at present.