Giovanni Ribisi and Lucia: Sci-Fi Family Fun

12/22/2009 at 09:00 AM ET

The Los Angeles premiere of Avatar at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Wednesday was a family affair for Giovanni Ribisi, who attended alongside daughter Lucia and posed with costar Michelle Rodriguez.

The 35-year-old actor plays Parker Selfridge in the 3-D science fiction film, which grossed an estimated $73 million domestically in its first weekend — the second largest December opening in history.

Lucia, 12, is Giovanni’s daughter with ex-wife Mariah O’Brien.

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marsnv on

it was a great movie! simply amazing.

Liliana on

I had no idea his daughter was that old!

Tamara on

I didn’t even know he had a daughter! She looks a lot like him!

Laura on

She looks just like him! He had her when he was 23? wow! I only know of Giovanni from the movie “The Other Sister” where he played a mentally challenged man, but I actually thought Giovanni himself was mentally challenged. I found out a couple of years ago.

Electra on

I used to have the biggest crush on Giovanna Ribisi, his daughter looks like the singer Sia.

Sophia on

I didn’t know he had a daughter, let alone was old enough to have a 12-year-old! The only movie I’ve seen Giovanni in was Heaven, and he was wonderful in that. I love his daughter’s name 🙂
Does anyone else think he looks kind of like a slightly darker Ryan Gosling?

Corrie on

She looks just like a female version of him from back in the day when he was on “My Two Dads” in the ’80’s! Cute kid. 🙂

alice jane on

Is that Frank Jr from Friends? I had no idea he had a daughter, wow! She’s cute though, and she looks so much like him. Imagine if your dad was Frank Jr with the pyromaniac tendencies from Friends!

Chris on

I didn’t know he had a daughter either. What a pretty, happy girl!

All Women Stalker on

I didn’t know he had a daughter. CUte! 🙂


Ty on

Giovanni is my all-time favorite actor! He is so completely underrated, I swear 99% of the roles he’s done in his career should have gotten him AT LEAST a nomination for an Oscar or a SAG award or anything other award shows. He is so talented. His daughter is beautiful! I can’t believe she is 13 (this article was a year ago, when she was 12)!

Jane on

Yes actually he was just 22 when she was born because his birthdate is in december. He looks too good and handsome to be a father of a girl this age and that is an excellent compliment! Although many in hollywood look 2 great to be parents; they don’t appear like the common norm beatup looking parent you see every day. Not partial to this photograph though; he looks better in others. He’s a terrific actor. Watching boiler room right now!