Monday, 17 December 2007

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Anthony Ventimiglia (born July 8, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the NBC series Heroes as idealistic hero Peter Petrelli, in the family-oriented television series Gilmore Girls as Rory's rebel boyfriend Jess Mariano, and as Rocky's son Robert Balboa in the final movie of the Rocky saga, Rocky Balboa.

Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, California, the son of Carol (née Wilson) and Peter Ventimiglia. His father is of Sicilian Italian descent and his mother has Irish, English, Scottish, French, Cherokee and Blackfoot ancestry. His last name, "Ventimiglia", is the name of a town in Liguria, Italy.

The youngest of three children, he has two older sisters. He was born with dead nerve endings in his lower left lip. Ventimiglia attended El Modena High School in Orange, California, where he wrestled and held the office of president in student government (ASB). He graduated in 1995.

At the age of 18, Ventimiglia received a scholarship to study at the American Conservatory Theater for their summer program. He attended UCLA as an Theatre Arts major for four years.

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