Gianni Russo: Net Worth, Relation, Age, Full Bio & More

Gianni Russo

Gianni Russo is a famous American actor, singer, and author. He is popularly and best known for the role of Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 film The Godfather. 

Who is Gianni Russo?

Gianni Russo is an American- Italian actor and singer who has ruled the film industry in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. He has appeared in hit films like The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Laserblast, The Freshman, The Family Man, Slide Out, Out For Justice, etc. His character in The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi is the most celebrated one. He has also composed songs like It Was A Very Good Year, My Kind Of Girl, Something, etc. He has also authored his own book named Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob.

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Quick Bio

Birth Name Louise Russo
Birth Date December 12, 1943 (Age 73)
Birth Place Manhattan, New York, USA
Other names Gianni Russo
Gender Male
Parent(s) N/A
High School N/A
College N/A
Education N/A
Profession Actor, singer, author
Country USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Height  5 feet 5 inches
Weight 65 kg
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Grey
Relationship N/A
Spouse(s) N/A
Affairs Marilyn Monroe

Dionne Warwick

Liza Minnelli

Social Media Handles N/A
Net Worth $79 million


What does Gianni Russo do?

  • Russo is an actor, singer, author, and entrepreneur too. He was born on 12th December 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He made his debut in the 1972 super hit film The Godfather. The audience loved his character of Carlos Rizzi. This role offered him a variety of opportunities in his career. He received many TV as well as film opportunities afterwards. Russo was also the brand ambassador of a vodka company then. He then started composing songs and has given many hits like It Was A Very Good Year, My Kind Of Girl, Something, etc. He released a CD with the title Reflections to pay respect to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Russo also opened a restaurant in Las Vegas named Gianni Russo’s State Street, but unfortunately, it was closed in 1988. 
  • In 1988 he shot a person inside his own restaurant who apparently stabbed him with a broken bottle. Apart from these, Russo had his own wine line called Gianni Russo Wines. 
  • In 2019, he published his own book titled Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob, where he has shared many happenings in his career in the film industry. 
  • Russo owns Gianni Russo Wines, a wine label that debuted in 2009.

Personal Information

How does Gianni Russo look?

  • Gianni Russo is a glamorous actor and lives life lavishly. His skin tone is fair, and he has grey eyes as well as grey hair. He got his first tattoo at the age of 60. He is from Manhattan, New York, and is said to have completed his studies there. He never disclosed his parent’s identity but often made claims associated with the Gambino Mafia Family. He has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 65kg.

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Is Gianni Russo single?

  • Russo has been very open about his private life, but he never shared his marital status. He has been associated with many women in the industry. He boldly claimed that he was in a relationship with Marilyn Monroe, with whom he has lost his virginity. Apart from Monroe, he was also in relationships with Dionne Warwick and Liza Minnelli. People claim that he has 11 children without marriage.

Net worth

What is Russo’s income?

  • Russo’s net worth is $79 million. He has been a versatile artist as well as a business person. He acted in several movies and composed songs. He had a restaurant of his own which was unfortunately closed in 1988. He has been the brand ambassador of a vodka company too.


  • Gianni Russo is an American-Italian actor.
  • He played the role of Carlos Rizzi in The Godfather.
  • He was in a relationship with Marilyn Monroe.
  • Russo is associated with the Gambino Mafia family.

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