“I enjoy what Twitter is because I can really connect with the fans and it's a great way to share information with them and it's also a great way to entertain. I like being able to put a smile on people's faces and letting them know what I'm doing.”
“I like playing the contrasting roles. It what inspires me to act. If I look back on my career I am happy that I have gotten to play a wide variety of different roles, from Mike Dexter, to Van Ray in Fast Lane, to Dr. Cullen to Coop.”
“Everyone has a different path. I knew no one in the acting industry growing up. I never did a play until college. I was not outspoken when I was younger and I hated being the center of attention. But I had a dream of being an actor. I went to NYU and studied theatre. I learned a craft. And began my career straight out of college.”
Peter Facinelli (born on November 26, 1973 in Queens, New York) is an American actor and producer. He studied acting at New York University before making his way into film and television. His most famous works include starring as Donovan “Van” Ray on the television series Fastlane and as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the vastly popular Twilight franchise. Peter is currently a series regular on Showtime’s comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie.
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Peter is best known for his role as Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper on Nurse Jackie, and for his role as the Cullen patriarch in Twilight.
Peter married actress Jennie Garth in 2001 after meeting on the set of An Unfinished Affair in 1995. They have three daughters together, Luca Bella, Lola Ray and Fiona Eve. In March 2012, Peter filed for divorce from Jennie. He soon after began dating actress and Nurse Jackie co-star Jaimie Alexander. On March 18, 2015, the couple announced their engagement.