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A simple description of Michael Pitt would be that he is an amazing and multi-talented young man whose elegant looks have set apart from the crowd. As an actor, he is widely known for his performance in the 2003 movie The Dreamers and in the television series, Boardwalk Empire.
He is also a seasoned musician who is skilled in playing the guitar and in 2012, Pitt became the face of the popular fashion brand Prada and he has done quite a number of works in the modeling industry to earn him another feather on his cap. Get to know more about this multi-faceted personality as you read on.
Who Is Michael Pitt?
Michael Pitt, whose full name is Michael Carmen Pitt was born on April 10, 1981, in New Jersy and by virtue of his birthplace, he is an American citizen but his heritage is a mixture of British, Irish and Italian. Although nothing has been revealed about his education, it is known that from his early days as a child, Pitt has been in love with entertainment and he can be described as a happy child who was always chanting and playing his guitar.
As he grew up, his love for entertainment drove him to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He started taking giant steps to make a career out of the entertainment industry which was kick-started when he landed his first film role in the TV series Dellaventura in 1997 and two years later, he featured in The Trestle at the New York Theatre, Workshop. Next was the drama series Dawson’s Creek and finally, Pitt got a major breakthrough in his career after he played the role of Jimmy Darmody in the movie Boardwalk Empire which received a Screen Actors Guild Award and Online Film & Television Association Award.
In 2014, Michael Pitt appeared on 3 episodes of the popular sitcom Hannibal for which he was nominated for an EWwy Award under the category of Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television. He also lent his voice to Johnny in the 2017 series Animals.
Aside from sitcoms, the actor has also been featured in films through which he portrayed impressive performances and these include Hedwig and the Angry Inch where he played the role of a partner to a transgender artist, Murder by Numbers where he co-starred with popular actress, Detective Chinatown 2 which was released in 2018 and the film You Can’t Win which he also produced.
His Music & Modeling Career
It is also interesting to note that Michael Pitt didn’t let his talent in music stay passive as in 2007, he teamed up with a band called Pagoda and released an album named after the band; Pagoda. In the album, he played the strings, gladly putting to use, his skills in playing the guitar and singing. Pitt’s outstanding performance got the band to request him to produce several music videos for them. This opened the door for more similar contracts, one of which was the one he landed in 2015 to direct the advert for Rag & Bone’s Spring Collection.
The actor is also known to have worked as a model who is popular for working with Rag & Bone, as well as for Prada and was even named the face of Prada back in 2012.
With no history of his family thriving in the entertainment business, the ever-resilient Michael Pitt put hard work to play and today, he has earned a handsome sum from what he does. As at the time of writing this article, sources pegged Pitt’s net worth around $6 million and findings show that the figure has the prospects to grow higher in no distant future.
Michael Pitt is the son of Gilbert Pitt who was into interior designing while his mother Marry Lindsey worked as hospitality personnel in the medical line. At the time of Pitt’s birth, his parents were residing at West Orange in New Jersey, the United States, with his other siblings – two girls identified as Alison Pitt and Stacy Pitt. However, with regards to his brother, it has not been made known with certainty that the actor has a brother, although some sources have made the speculation that Pitt has an elder brother but as far as the actor is concerned, he has not come out to accept such claims.
His parents who had a rough marriage for a while finally separated in 1985 when Pitt was around four years old. The experience was not an easy one for the young Pitt but he managed to find solace in his new friend which was the guitar.
Does Micheal Pitt Have A Girlfriend?
Coming to his romantic entanglements, Pitt is known to have been an item with Alexis Dzienza for four years, from 2000 to 2004. Their relationship seems like it was waxing strong during its early days and everyone expected them to take the next step, but that never happened as everything came crashing down like a pack of cards. He went on to have an affair with the famous Italian actress, Asia Argento but the relationship lasted only one year before they went their separate ways.
In 2005, Pitt, for the third time, ventured into another relationship, this time with Jamie Bochert. They have been dating since then and fingers are crossed that the long term relationship will hopefully end up in marriage as the relationship has been on a smooth path since they began.
The first feature you will notice when you see Michael Pitt would be his towering height of about 5 feet 11 inches. Also, his subtle blue eyes which match his brown hair and super fit physique cannot go unnoticed.