Picking out furniture, barbecuing, painting walls, cheering on the Toronto Raptors via Instagram and now virtual wine-tasting and drag queen bingo – “Grey’s Anatomy” star Giacomo Gianniotti is making the best of quarantine! The Italian-born, Toronto-raised actor has spent recent months settling into a new home in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Nichole, but as his “Grey’s” downtime nears an end, he’s focused on giving back to those in need.
The couple were in New York helping launch Gianniotti’s campaign with Canadian outerwear brand Nobis when the coronavirus pandemic halted normality and shut down “Grey’s Anatomy” production in March.
“We landed back in Los Angeles right as everything was happening,” Gianniotti tells ET Canada ahead of his latest quarantine project – the My Friend’s Place Summer Festival, which launches on Sunday evening with an online concert featuring JoJo, Mario and Kenzie Ziegler. “We just escaped New York then with lockdown regulations on both sides, we quickly realized it would be incredibly difficult to go back to Canada – or Italy where all my other family is.”