Daniel Sauli
Michael Giorgio

Brooklyn Lobster actor, Daniel Sauli as Michael Giorgio

Daniel Sauli stars opposite Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin in the feature film Brooklyn Lobster, which hits theaters in November 2005. Sauli plays Michael Giorgio, son of Frank Giorgio (Aiello), an aging patriarch facing the imminent loss of the small Brooklyn lobster shop started by his own father. Michael, who has chosen a much different life for himself in the tech world of Seattle, returns home for Christmas with this girlfriend to find his parents separated, his childhood home sold and the family business up for auction. The interplay between Sauli's character and Aiello's provides much of the humor and dramatic tension around which the film's characters revolve.

Sauli will also be seen in the upcoming Shawn Levy-directed MGM film The Pink Panther (2006), prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers hit. He plays the role of Roland Saint-Germain in a cast headlined by Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyonce Knowles, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer and Henry Czerny.

Other feature film credits include Boiler Room, Seven and a Match, Brooklyn Babylon and Calling Bobcat.

On television, Sauli has starred in the Showtime pilot Hate and HBO Pictures' Thought Crimes, directed by Sidney Lumet, and guest starred in episodes of NBC's Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Push, Nevada on ABC, HBO's Sex and the City and the A&E Movie of the Week The Lady in Question.

Daniel Sauli's other performing credits include an active professional life in the theatre. He has appeared on Broadway in the role of Louis in the Roundabout Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of A View from the Bridge, starring Anthony LaPaglia, and he originated the role of Galileo in David Hare's The Judas Kiss, opposite Liam Neeson (also performed in London's West End). Additional theater credits include Dead Reckoning at the Cherry Lane Theater, Biloxi Blues at the Pasadena Playhouse, Christmas in Naples at the Williamstown Theater Festival and Maid at the Lincoln Center Theater.

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