Joe Manganiello

Also Known As: Joseph Michael Manganiello • Born: 12/28/1976

Joseph Michael Manganiello is a renowned American actor known for his captivating performances on both the big and small screens. Born on December 28, 1976, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Manganiello’s journey to stardom began early in his hometown. Raised in Mt. Lebanon, he excelled academically and athletically, leading his football, basketball, and volleyball teams. Despite facing injuries, his determination led him to explore acting, eventually earning a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon’s acting program. Graduating in 2000, he ventured to New York City and Los Angeles, landing roles in “Spider-Man” and later gaining acclaim for his portrayal of Alcide Herveaux in “True Blood.” Manganiello’s talents extend beyond acting; he’s delved into writing, producing, and directing. A dedicated philanthropist and Pittsburgh sports fan, Manganiello’s journey embodies resilience, versatility, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

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Cultural Heritage

Joseph discovered his diverse ancestry on “Finding Your Roots” and learned he has African-American, German, and Armenian roots, dating back to key historical moments.

Charitable Involvement

Joseph is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors, notably serving on the board of trustees for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, demonstrating his commitment to giving back to the community.

Sports Enthusiast

A lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, Joseph’s love for sports extends beyond the screen. He actively engages with sports-related initiatives and events.

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Nationality: American

Show(s): Deal or No Deal Island

Network(s): NBCPeacock

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Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Father: Charles Manganiello

Mother: Susan Manganiello

Siblings: Nicholas Manganiello

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