|Notable work||Home and Away|
|Spouse(s)||Charlie Ford (m. 2015; separated 2016)|
Early and personal life
Giovinazzo completed her secondary education at Melbourne Girls’ College. After graduating, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Melbourne. However, during her first semester at university, she deferred her studies, choosing, instead, to travel Europe, spending an extended period in the Calabrian town where her paternal grandparents were born and grew up.
After her return to Melbourne, Giovinazzo, decided to resume her studies and focus more explicitly on the film industry and, in particular, writing and directing. She enrolled in a Bachelor of Film and Television degree at Swinburne University of Technology. While at film school, she was often called upon to act in films under the direction of fellow students. As this progressed, she developed an interest in the craft of acting. After the completion of her degree, she decided to focus on developing her acting skills, and took night classes at a number of private acting schools in Melbourne, Howard Fine and 16th Street, among others.
As a film student, she directed a number of short films. She co-wrote the documentary Chong’s World with Ella Carey, and it was selected for inclusion in the St Kilda Film Festival. After the completion of her degree, when her attention turned more to acting, she wrote, produced, and played the lead role in the short film Swim that was also selected for inclusion in the St. Kilda Film Festival. It later screened at the Byron Bay Film Festival, and aired on the Australian television network SBS.
In November 2013, it was announced that Giovinazzo had joined the cast of soap opera Home and Away, marking her first major acting job. She relocated to Sydney for the role, began filming mid-2013, and made her first appearance in the series in the November 2013 season finale. She plays the impulsive singer/ songwriter Phoebe Nicholson, who leaves Melbourne when she learns her former boyfriend is putting on a music festival in the fictional town of Summer Bay. She left in May 2017 after 3 and a half years.
|2001||Wee Jimmy||Marcella||Television film|
|2002||Out of Darkness||Alice||Short Film|
|2012||One of Many Night Stands||Lotty||Short Film|
|2012||Him Behind Her||Marianne||Short Film|
|2012||Swim||She||Short Film; also writer and producer|
|2013–17||Home and Away||Phoebe Nicholson||Main role|