Actor Vince Colosimo, and his girlfriend, actress Diana Glenn, welcomed their first child together in April, and have named their son Massimo. Vince is also father to Lucia, his daughter with former partner, actress Jane Hall.
Vince has been a familiar face in Australian film and television since 1983, when he was chosen to star in Moving Out. He won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the film Lantana in 2001, and has had roles in The Wog Boy and The Wog Boy 2, Chopper, The Nugget, Take Away, Body of Lies, Daybreakers, and The Great Gatsby, amongst others. A television mainstay, he has been seen in many popular series, including A Country Practice, Something in the Air, The Secret Life of Us, Kath and Kim, Underbelly, and Janet King. As well as his acting career, Vince owns a Melbourne cafe, and his business partner is also named Vince. Vince was selected for Who’s Who in Australia a few years ago.
Diana has appeared in Neighbours, Home and Away, The Secret Life of Us, The Elephant Princess, Secrets and Lies, Underbelly, and The Slap. She played the title role in crime series Carla Cametti PD, where Vince also had a key role. Her movie roles include Oyster Farmer and Black Water.
Massimo was covered on the blog last year as part of a list of Italian Names for Boys, where I noted that it was one of the most common Italian boys’s names spotted in birth notices – Massimo Colosimo seems to be another good example of this trend in Italian heritage choices. It was also chosen by the public as one of their favourite Italian names for boys.
(Photo of Vince and Diana from the Sydney Morning Herald)