Chris Riggi Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Sep, 2020
Facts of Chris Riggi
Date of Birth: 1985 , September-18
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Chris Riggi
Birth Name Christopher Nicholas Riggi
Father Ron Riggi
Mother Michele Riggi
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Profession Actor & Cinematographer
Working For Masks Don't Lie (2022, pre-production)
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Girlfriend Stephanie Koenig
Married No
Children No
Education Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Vampires Suck (2010), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Dog Music (2018).
TV Show Gossip Girl (2009), Go-Go Boy Interrupted (2016)
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Famous for playing Scott Rosson in the TV series Gossip Girl (2009), Chris Riggi is an American actor and cinematographer from New York City. With on-screen debut through the 2008 short film Brotherhood, Riggi set his path to film career with the portrayal of Jacob in the Twilight parody film Vampires Suck (2010). Over the years, he has worked in films like The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Living with the Dead: A Love Story  (2015), and Get Happy! (2016).

Age and Education

Riggi was born Christopher Nicholas Riggi on September 18, 1985,  in New York, the USA. His father Ron Riggi worked as a pilot while mother Michele Riggi is a philanthropist. As of October 2020, Riggi is 35 years old & has a height of 5 ft. 10 inches (178 cm).

As a child, he performed at the Home Made Theater in New York and later studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Moreover, Chris attended independent art school Walnut Hill School for the Arts for 2 years in Massachusetts.

Before TV fame, while in Massachusetts, he delivered fertilizer and garden supplies. As for a fact, Chris Riggi is also a black belt in Taekwondo.

Acting Career Debut and Breakthrough

Already with theater experiences, Chris Riggi made his on-screen debut in 2008; he worked in short-film Brotherhood starring Michael Kingsbaker & Tru Collins along with TV series: Human Giant  (2008) and Guiding Light (2008). It followed his appearances in independent films Toe to Toe (2009) and Dare (2009).

In 2009, Riggi got his career breakthrough after he was cast as Scott Rosson in the teen drama series Gossip Girl (6 episodes) starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley. Thereafter, he portrayed Jacob in Twilight saga parody vampire film Vampire Suck in 2010, alongside Matt Lanter and Ken Jeong.

TV Series and Movies

Throughout the 2010s, the American actor worked in the films Hated (2012),  36 Saints (2013),  The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Adult World (2013), Red Butterfly (2014), Living with the Dead: A Love Story (2015), Lily and Kat (2015), Get Happy! (2016), Police State (2017), Grandmother's Gold (2018), and Web Series: The Movie (2019).

Moreover, Chris made notable TV series appearances in Go-Go Boy Interrupted (2016) and Johnno and Michael Try (2019). Most recently in 2020, he starred in films:

  • Killer Daddy Issues alongside Carolyn McCormick, Jillian Murray, and Lisa Thornhill
  • Good Luck with Everything featuring Sheila Carrasco, Lucas Hill, and Jonathan Ebeling

Reportedly, he is set to appear as Marco in the horror film Masks Don't Lie (in 2022), currently under pre-production. Chris will share the screen with Emmanuelle VaugierGabrielle Rose, Anna Hutchison, and Jayne Wisener.

Is Chris Riggi Married Or Dating?

Chris Riggi is yet to be married but has a blissful relationship with the girlfriend of 3 years, Stephanie Koenig, an actress & writer. The duo began dating in 2017 but kept it low-key until 2018 when both worked in the movie Grandmother's Gold. On September 19, 2019, Koenig made an Instagram post wishing birthday to Riggi with a caption "2years with this guy and I couldn’t be happier. Happy birthday."

Both Riggi and Koenig are users of Instagram; their account @chrisriggi and @stephaniekoenig has over 16.9K followers and 18.2K followers respectively, in October 2020. Most often, the couple shares adorable posts flashing their affection to each other on social media profiles.

Until now, they are not engaged or has any plans for marriage anytime soon. They also do not share any children at the moment.

How Much Is Chris Riggi's Net Worth?

According to online sources, Chris has a net worth of $2 million as of October 2020. Mostly, he earns through acting career ever since he turned professional in 2008 and records 37 acting credits so far.

Riggi was one of the main cast in the 2010 parody film Vampires Suck which collected $81.4 million in the box office, over the budget of $20 million. The actor did appear in a minor role in 2013 hit The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie; its box -office collection was $392 million.

Aside from on-screen appearances, Chris Riggi collected a considerable sum as a cinematographer for Good Luck with Everything (2020), Johnno and Michael Try (2019), Simply Having  (2019), and We Shouldn't Be Here (2018).

On average, an actor in the USA earns a salary of $57,299 per year, while the annual payroll of a cinematographer is $59,000.