PETER FACINELLI recently starred in the hit feature film Twilight for Summit Entertainment. This highly touted project was the first adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s #1 The New York Times bestselling series about a young woman who falls madly in love with a vampire. Facinelli plays the coveted role of Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch of the Cullen clan.
Facinelli was recently featured in a recurring role on Damages, a legal thriller for FX starring Glenn Close. He also starred opposite Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow in the dramedy Finding Amanda, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.
His appeal is undeniable and was displayed in his starring role in Fox’s sexy one-hour drama Fastlane created by McG, and also in his recurring role on the HBO series Six Feet Under as a popular and promising art student who became involved with Lauren Ambrose’s character.
Facinelli appeared in a number of feature films including Universal’s The Scorpion King starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Sony’s Riding In Cars With Boys, starring Drew Barrymore and directed by Penny Marshall. He received rave reviews for his performance opposite Kevin Spacey and Danny De Vito in Lions Gate’s The Big Kahuna, which debuted at the 1999 Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals.
Additional credits include a starring role in Walter Hills’ sci-fi thriller Supernova with James Spader and Angela Bassett. Facinelli also appeared in Can’t Hardly Wait, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, in Foxfire opposite Angelina Jolie, and in Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 with Breckin Meyer.
Born and raised in New York, Facinelli attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He worked as an actor there until his role in the television film After Jimmy brought him to Los Angeles.