Did you know that Mariah O’Brien, and ex-husband Giovanni Ribisi, was into Scientology and so was her whole family? Also, she was arrested for an alleged Ponzi scheme as well.
Here’s everything that you need to know about Mariah. Her being into Scientology is just the beginning.
Who Is Mariah O’Brien? Age, Bio, Background
The ex-wife of famous Hollywood actor Giovanni Ribisi, Mariah Waterfall O’Brien (actress), was born on June 25, 1971, in Dellroy, Ohio, United States of America.
Mariah is 52 years old today.
O’Brien was born in Dellroy, but later, she moved to Los Angeles.
Her parents were extremely enthusiastic hippie music fans who gave Mariah her middle name from Jim Hendrix song Waterfall.
Both of Mariah’s parents are American natives, which makes O’Brien’s ethnicity clear. She is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Although Mariah started out as an actress and a model, she works as an interior designer these days.
She has her own business called Mariah Obrien Interiors.
Mariah O’Brien Husband Giovanni
It’s common knowledge that Mariah was the wife of famous Hollywood actor Giovanni Ribisi.
O’Brien and Giovanni Ribisi married each other in 1997.
From their marriage, O’Brien and Ribisi welcomed a baby girl on August 6, 1997, and named her Lucia Santina Ribisi.
When Mariah and Giovanni married each other, she was already pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Is this the reason why Mariah and Giovanni decided to get married? The couple never made this single fact official.
However, despite welcoming a child together, their relationship later began deteriorating, and it eventually soured.
After four years of marriage, Giovanni Ribisi and Mariah O’Brien divorced each other in the year 2001.
The reason for divorce was cited as irreconcilable differences on paper.
After Divorce From Giovanni Ribisi
Mariah moved on from her broken marriage and began dating Anthony Trae Carlson. Later, in the late 2000s, Mariah and Anthony married each other.
Professionally, Anthony was a musician and a fellow Scientologist as well.
It’s unsure at the moment whether Mariah and Anthony are still together. They were arrested in 2011 for a Ponzi scheme, and that’s the last heard from the couple.
On the other hand, after their divorce in 2001, Giovanni Ribisi and Mariah moved on with their life.
In 2007, about five years later, from his first divorce, Ribisi began dating again. Ribisi began dating singer & songwriter Chan Marshall in 2007.
This relationship did not turn into a marital affair as the couple split in 2012.
But, just a couple months later, in June of 2012, Giovanni married actress Agyness Deyn. This relationship did not last long as Ribisi and Deyn divorced in 2015.
At the moment, Ribisi is dating Emily Ward, and the couple has four children together.
Daughter Lucia Santina Ribisi
Lucia Ribisi, born on August August 6, 1997, is 26 years old now. Lucia has made her own way into the world of fashion.
In 2016, Vogue listed Lucia in their “10 Badass Young Feminists Who Are Totally Changing the Game in 2016” list.
Lucia grew up in Los Angeles and spent most of her time with her father. She went to private school.
Lucia was born to Giovanni and Mariah, who both followed Scientology. Naturally, she became a part of the group as she grew older as well.
However, unlike her parents, Lucia is quite vocal about her experience as a Scientologist.
Currently, Lucia attends the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studies Geography and Environmental Studies.
According to her Facebook, Lucia works at Carriage House Birth in the Birth and Postpartum Doula department.
Mariah O’Brien Arrested
In 2011, Mariah, her husband Anthony, and her mother in law, Arvina Carlson, were arrested in California.
The trio allegedly conspired to embezzle $2.5 million in investor money by operating a Ponzi scheme.
Initially, the court set their bail for upwards of $1.9 million to $2.5 million. However, later, charges against Mariah were dropped, so she did not face jail time.
On the other hand, her husband Anthony faced a jail sentence of 7 years, and his mother for seven months.
During the court case, Mariah’s ex-husband Giovanni Ribisi and his daughter circled the police station regarding Mariah’s legal troubles.
Where Is Mariah O’Brien Now?
After her round of legal complications relating to the alleged Ponzi scheme, Mariah works as interior design.
Reportedly, Mariah also has two kids, a boy, and a girl.
In 2024, Mariah runs her interior designing business called Mariah O’Brien Interiors, located at Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Mariah O’Brien Quick Facts
|Wiki and Bio
|Mariah Waterfall O’Brien
|Actress, Model, Interior Designer
|Marriage with Giovanni Ribisi
|Date of Birth
|June 25, 1971
|Dellroy, Ohio, United States of America
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)
|Social Media Accounts
|5 feet 7 inches (171 cm)
|60 KG (132 lbs)
|Giovanni Ribisi (ex-husband)
|Lucia Santina Ribisi (daughter)
|Hobbies & Favorites
|Salary & Earnings
Mariah O’Brien is 52 years old. She was born on June 25, 1971, in Dellroy, Ohio, United States of America.
Mariah O’Brien is 5 feet 7 inches or 171 cm tall in height. She and ex-husband Giovanni Ribisi are of the same height. But she usually looked taller than him because of wearing high heels.
Mariah O’Brien married actor Giovanni Ribisi in 1997. They divorced in 2001. Marian then married Anthony Trae Carlson, a musician.
Mariah O’Brien lives in Los Angeles where she runs in interior design business.
Mariah has a net worth of $300,000. On the other hand, her ex-husband Giovanni Ribisi has a net worth of $25 million.