Paul Spera Biography
Paul Bertrand Spera is a French-American actor based in Paris. He is the grandson of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020.
Paul Spera Age
He is 34 years old as of 2020.
Paul Spera Yale
Spera graduated from Yale University where he majored in Theater Studies. He received a certificate in acting from the French National Drama Conservatory in Paris.
Paul Spera Parents
Spera is the son of Jane C. Ginsburg and George T. Spera. His mother is the Morton L. Janklow professor of literary and artistic property law at Columbia Law School while his father is a former lawyer at Shearman & Sterling, a law firm in New York.
Paul Spera Sibling
Paul has a sister known as Clara Spera who is a lawyer.
Paul Spera Wife
Paul Spera married his wife Francesca Sarah Toich on October 27, 2018 at the Supreme Court in Washington. The wedding was officiated by Paul’s grandmother, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The couple are both Paris-based actors who met in Venice in summer 2016 while performing in Compagnia de’ Colombari’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Sarah specializes in ommedia dell’arte and in classical Italian poetry, also performed in Goldoni’s “L’uomo di mondo” at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow in October 2016. She graduated with a degree in art history from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, from which she also holds a master’s degree in performance and multimedia studies.
Paul Spera Daughter
Paul has a daughter known as Lucrezia Mary Spera who was born in January 2018.
Paul Spera Actor
Paul is an actor based in Paris and trained at the Parisian conservatory Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique. He has appeared both in film and on-stage engagements since 2010.
During an interview with Yale Daily News, he described his acting style as,
” I’d say my “process” is all about the text. To me, the actor’s mission is to be a bridge between an author and an audience, to make the author’s text come to life, so to speak. And by text, I don’t only mean words on a page. A text is also choreography, gesture, silence — any form of expression created by an author, embodied by a performer and shared with an audience. … I try as much as I can to find my inspiration through repeated, limitless study of the text. First you learn to know it by heart, then you try to know it by soul.”
Paul Spera Movies
According to his IMDB he has appeared on films such as The Transporter Refueled (2015), La Guerre des As (2017), Planetarium (2016), On The Basis of Sex, Immortality.
Paul Spera Merchant of Venice
In the Summer of 2016 Paul appeared in a production of “The Merchant of Venice” which was performed in a historical Jewish ghetto. It is a staging of “Merchant of Venice” in which five actors play Shylock — a different actor in each act.
He plays Lorenzo, the young Venetian who elopes with Shylock’s daughter, Jessica.
“We premiered the show in the summer of 2016, in an open-air staging in the Venice ghetto. Venice was actually the first city in Europe to create a ghetto, that is, a gated community within the city where Jews were permitted to live. In most places back then, Jews weren’t allowed to live in town, so in a certain respect, this was progress for the time. That said, the gates of the ghetto were locked at night, and Jews didn’t have the right to live anyplace else within the city limits. The Venice ghetto was created in 1516, so 2016 was the 500th anniversary, and our show was one of several events commemorating that. We performed it in the main square in the ghetto — it all basically looks the same as it did five centuries ago — and we used some of the “natural” features of the setting like the well, the synagogue and even the second-floor window of an apartment!”
Paul Spera Net worth
His net worth is unknown.
Paul Spera Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Spera is the grandson of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an American jurist who was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme court. She died on September 18, 2020 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
Her death was confirmed by the court i a statement by Chief Justice John Roberts who said; “Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”