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Overview (3)

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameVincenzo Colosimo
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vince Colosimo is one of Australia's most recognised actors with an extensive and successful career in theatre, television and film. With an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002 for his performance in the highly-successful feature film Lantana and a featured role in the internationally acclaimed Chopper, he naturally attracted attention from the US earning guest-starring roles in the top rating US series Without A Trace and the final series of The Practice.

Vince most recently starred in the SBS series Sunshine and will next be seen in a lead role in Mairi Cameron's debut feature film The Second opposite Rachael Blake, and the Nine Network's telemovie Underbelly Files: Chopper where he will reprise his role as Alphonse Gangitano.

Vince first came to the public's attention in the feature films Street Hero and Moving Out which earned him an AFI Award nomination for Best Actor and a Sydney Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Talent. He won the Empire Award for Best Australian Actor for his role in Walking on Water in 2003 and has also appeared in the features The Hard Word, The Nugget, Take Away, Opal Dream and the 2006 Project Greenlight feature, Solo.

Vince's other feature film credits include Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, Ridley Scott's Body Of Lies alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and in 2010 he appeared opposite Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, and Claudia Karvan in the Spierig Brothers' Daybreakers and reunited with Nick Giannopoulos in the sequel to The Wogboy - The Kings of Mykonos, Swerve directed by Craig Lahiff and Face to Face, directed by Michael Rymer. Both films screened at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival. Vince's role in Face to Face earned him a nomination for Best Actor at Tulsa International Film Festival and the Jury Award for Best Actor at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Vince has also worked extensively in television including the ABC's The Warriors, series 2 of The Ex-PM, Janet King, the telemovie Jack Irish: Dead Point, Nine Network's telemovie Schapelle and mini-series Fat Tony & Co., Spartacus: War of the Damned on the Starz Network, A Country Practice and the extremely popular The Secret Life of Us. His guest roles include; Offspring, Mr & Mrs Murder, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, City Homicide, Cops LAC, Blue Heelers, MDA, The Falls, Good Guys - Bad Guys, Halifax f.p, Stingers, Kath & Kim, Chris Lilley's debut ABC series We Can Be Heroes, Bryan Brown's Two Twisted, Carla Cametti PD, and in the second series of ABC's The Librarians. His unforgettable performance as Alphonse Gangitano in Underbelly earned him nominations for an AFI Award and a Logie award and he went on to star in Nine's telemovies Scorched, Wicked Love alongside Rebecca Gibney and Panic at Rock Island.

Vince has also enjoyed a vibrant and successful theatre career, starring in productions of The Wogboys which toured nationally in sold-out venues and was later adapted to a feature film in which he co-starred. He has also performed in productions of The Club, Othello and Piaf for Melbourne Theatre Company and Rose Tattoo and Twelfth Night for the State Theatre Company of South Australia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leanne Tonkes

Trivia (4)

Daughter Lucia born December 22, 2002 in Melbourne
Partner is actress Jane Hall.
He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society and Australian film production.
Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]

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