Gia Cristine Mantegna (born April 17, 1990) is an American actress. Gia Mantegna was born in New York, New York, and raised in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Arlene (née Vrhel), who owns the restaurant “Taste Chicago” in Burbank, California, and actor Joe Mantegna. While growing up she was a trained gymnast and ballerina. Gia attended high school at Campbell Hall in North Hollywood, California. She plays piano, saxophone and is a skilled singer. She is of Italian and Czech descent.