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Riva Di Paola

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Riva Di Paola
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BornRiva Marie Di Paola
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actress, producer
📆 Years active  1996–2016
👩 Spouse(s)
John Vincent Lombardi (m. 2010)
🌐 Websitewww.rivadipaola.com

Riva Marie Di Paola (born January 7, 1983) is a Canadian actress.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario to an Italian father and Irish mother, she attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts with a major in theatre. She later studied at New York City's renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway. She currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles with her husband, John Vincent Lombardi.


As a teenager, she was cast in CBC's highly popular series Street Cents. She has starred in the Off Broadway premier of "Quake" by playwright Melanie Marnich; The Dessert Club (Toronto Fringe Festival) in which she co-wrote, produced and starred in (also winning the Women In Film & Television development grant to create an original sitcom series through SUNtv; the hit series Crimes Of Fashion [2] for Star TV & Fashion Television, Tina in Second City's long running Tony n' Tina's Wedding,[3] the voice of Rebecca Chambers in the video game Resident Evil 0.[4] Riva's voice can be heard on hundreds of National Campaigns, Animations and Video Games.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Good Will Hunting M.I.T. Student Uncredited
2002 Crimes of Fashion Officer Di Paola
2002 Resident Evil 0 Rebecca Chambers (voice) Video game
2005 Metropia Carol Episode: "The Loft Party"
2005 Instant Star Becky Episode: "Unsweet Sixteen"
2005 Cinderella Man 1935 Fan Uncredited
2005 I Am Amy Short film
2009 The What Is Sheila Episode: "The Rebuttal"
2011 Victoria, Victoria Dana Short film
2012 Suicide Prevention Hotline Automated Hotline Operator (voice) Short film
2012 Red Card Bartender Short film
2012 In the Grey Catherine Short film
2013 Under the Big Top Ms. Morris Short film
2013 Don't Call It A Comeback Maria Short film
2014 Magical Red Wedding Snow White Short film
2016 Destiny: Rise of Iron Lady Efrideet (voice) Video game

External links[edit]


  1. Tandem Newspaper Article Tandem Article
  2. Crimes of Fashion Crimes of Fashion Website
  3. Tony N Tina's Wedding Tony N Tina's Toronto Review
  4. [1]

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