In Italian the meaning of the name Giovanni is: Italian form of John 'God is gracious''God has shown favor.'
Giovanni Morassutti (born March 15, 1980 in Padua) is an Italian actor, theatre director and cultural entrepreneur. He is a graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and long time student and collaborator of John Strasberg. Since 2001 he has appeared in more than 20 films including indipendent films, prime time tv and international films. As a stage actor and director he has worked in plays presented in theaters like the Cherry Lane, the Gene Frankel Theatre and La MaMa among others.