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Alessandro Nivola is an American actor with an impressive career in both film and theater. Born in Boston in 1972, Nivola grew up in a family of artists and academics. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and then went on to study English at Yale University.


Nivola began his acting career in the mid-1990s, appearing in small roles in films like "Inventing the Abbotts" and "Face/Off." He quickly gained recognition for his talent and was soon cast in more substantial roles. In 1998, he starred in "Best Laid Plans" alongside Reese Witherspoon, and in 2000, he played the lead role in the critically acclaimed film "Love's Labour's Lost," directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Despite his success in film, Nivola has always been drawn to the stage. He made his Broadway debut in 2003 in a production of "The Elephant Man," playing the role of Dr. Frederick Treves. The production was a critical and commercial success, and Nivola's performance was praised for its sensitivity and nuance.
In 2010, Nivola returned to Broadway to star in a revival of "A View from the Bridge" alongside Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. The production was a huge success, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and Nivola's performance as Rodolpho was widely praised.
Nivola has also had a successful career in off-Broadway theater. In 2005, he starred in "The Mercy Seat" at the Acorn Theatre, and in 2012, he appeared in "The Winslow Boy" at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
In addition to his work in theater, Nivola has continued to act in film and television. He has appeared in a wide range of projects, from indie films like "Junebug" and "Coco Before Chanel" to big-budget blockbusters like "Jurassic Park III" and "American Hustle." He has also had recurring roles on television shows like "Doll & Em" and "The Sopranos."
Most recently, Nivola starred in the HBO miniseries "The Plot Against America," based on the novel by Philip Roth. His performance as Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf was widely praised, with critics calling it one of the standout performances of the series.

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Alessandro Nivola STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
West End, 2015
Dr. Frederick Treves

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Dr. Fredrik Treves

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2013
Sir Robert Morton

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Aleksei Nikolaevich Belyaev


Alessandro Nivola Movies

Face/Off
[ 1997 ] Pollux Troy
Inventing the Abbotts
[ 1997 ] Peter Vanlaningham
Reach the Rock
[ 1998 ] Robin
I Want You
[ 1998 ] Martin
Best Laid Plans
[ 1999 ] Nick
Mansfield Park
[ 1999 ] Henry Crawford
Love's Labour's Lost
[ 2000 ] The King
Timecode
[ 2000 ] Joey Z
Jurassic Park III
[ 2001 ] Billy Brennan
Laurel Canyon
[ 2002 ] Ian McKnight
Carolina
[ 2003 ] Albert Morris
The Clearing
[ 2004 ] Tim Hayes
Goal! The Dream Begins
[ 2005 ] Gavin Harris
Junebug
[ 2005 ] George
The Sisters
[ 2005 ] Andrew Prior
Turning Green
[ 2005 ] Bill the Bookie
The Darwin Awards
[ 2006 ] Ad Exec
Goal II: Living the Dream
[ 2007 ] Gavin Harris
The Girl in the Park
[ 2007 ] Chris
Grace Is Gone
[ 2007 ] John Phillips
The Eye
[ 2008 ] Dr. Paul Faulkner
$5 a Day
[ 2008 ] Ritchie Flynn Parker
Who Do You Love
[ 2008 ] Leonard Chess
Coco Before Chanel
[ 2009 ] Boy Capel
Janie Jones
[ 2010 ] Ethan Brand
Howl
[ 2010 ] Luther Nichols
Ginger & Rosa
[ 2012 ] Roland
American Hustle
[ 2013 ] Anthony Amado
Devil's Knot
[ 2013 ] Terry Hobbs
Selma
[ 2014 ] John Doar
A Most Violent Year
[ 2014 ] Peter Forente
Day Out of Days
[ 2015 ] Liam
Weightless
[ 2017 ] Joel
Disobedience
[ 2017 ] Dovid Kuperman
You Were Never Really Here
[ 2017 ] Governor Williams
One Percent More Humid
[ 2017 ] Gerald
To Dust
[ 2018 ] producer
The Red Sea Diving Resort
[ 2019 ] Sammy Navon
The Art of Self-Defense
[ 2019 ] Sensei
The Many Saints of Newark
[ 2021 ] Dickie Moltisanti
Amsterdam
[ 2022 ] Detective Hiltz
Spin Me Round
[ 2022 ] Nick

Alessandro Nivola Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Alessandro Nivola, The Winslow Boy

Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Alessandro Nivola , A Month in the Country

Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Alessandro Nivola , A Month in the Country

Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Alessandro Nivola, A Month in the Country

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Video: Watch Sneak Peek From Upcoming Episode of THE BIG CIGAR

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Video: Watch Sneak Peek From New Episode of THE BIG CIGAR

Apple TV+ has shared a sneak peek clip from the fourth episode of the limited drama series “The Big Cigar,” starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. The all-new episode will debut on Friday, May 31, followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14 on Apple TV+. Watch the clip!
Video: Apple TV+ Shares New Clip From THE BIG CIGAR

Apple TV+ has shared a sneak peek clip from the third episode of the limited drama series “The Big Cigar,” starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. The all-new episode will debut on Friday, May 24, followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14 on Apple TV+. Watch the clip!
DOWNTON ABBEY 3 Officially in the Works with Paul Giamatti, Dominic West, & More

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Video: Apple TV+ Shares Sneak Peek of THE BIG CIGAR Premiere

Apple TV+ has shared a sneak peek clip from the highly anticipated new limited drama series “The Big Cigar,” starring André Holland as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton. The first two episodes, directed by multi-award winner Don Cheadle, will debut on Friday, May 17, followed by new episodes every Friday through June 14 on Apple TV+. Watch the sneak peek!
Video: Watch André Holland in Apple TV+'s THE BIG CIGAR Trailer

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Stage Door Jonny Will Appear In Conversation With Emily Mortimer And Alessandro Nivola At Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the second live edition of the hit podcast Stage Door Jonny following this Summer's sell-out show which featured Nicholas Hytner and Simon Russell Beale.
Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, And Louisa Harland Join Brian Cox For LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT West End

The new West End production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus Long Day's Journey into Night led by Emmy-winner Brian Cox has added Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and more to its cast.
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See photos from the opening night red carpet of Some Like It Hot, now playing at the Shubert Theatre.
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Today's episode features James Calleri, who, with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen, owns Calleri Jensen Davis, a creative casting partnership. They have been awarded 16 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.
Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper & More Join BOSTON STRANGLER Film

Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola have joined 20th Century's Boston Strangler film. The movie will be written and directed by Matt Ruskin. The film follows Loretta McLaughlin, the first reports to break the story about the Boston Strangler.
VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & More in Trailer for SOPRANOS Prequel - THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK!

“The Many Saints of Newark” stars Alessandro Nivola (“Disobedience,” “American Hustle”), Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Murder on the Orient Express”), Jon Bernthal (“Baby Driver,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Corey Stoll (“First Man,” “Ant-Man”), Michael Gandolfini (TV’s “The Deuce”), and more.
Calleri Casting Renamed Calleri Jensen Davis

James Calleri, Erica Jensen, and Paul Davis announced today that Calleri Casting is being renamed Calleri Jensen Davis, to better reflect the equal partnership that has been central to their 14-time Artios Award-winning company’s success over these past 15 years.
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FX today announced the premiere date for Black Narcissus, a three-episode limited series from writer Amanda Coe.
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Today we rewind to 2014, when The Elephant Man was getting ready to return to Broadway at the Booth Theatre, where it played for 83 performances. Directed by Scott Ellis, it starred Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola, and more.
PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A LIE OF THE MIND by Sam Shepard

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Sam Shepard. Today's play, A Lie of the Mind!

Alessandro Nivola FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Alessandro Nivola been in?

Alessandro Nivola has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Alessandro Nivola been in?

Alessandro Nivola has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Alessandro Nivola's first West End show?

Alessandro Nivola's first West End show was The Elephant Man which opened in 2015

What awards has Alessandro Nivola been nominated for?

Alessandro Nivola has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Elephant Man, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for The Elephant Man, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Winslow Boy, and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play by the Drama Desk Awards for A Month in the Country.

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