Gina Riggi is an Emmy-Nominated Makeup Artist and a proud member of I.A.T.S.E. 798, the International Alliance of Television Screen Employees, the union behind entertainment. Ms. Riggi has been the Head Makeup artist at the Charlie Rose Show for more than 20 years to date. She attended Boston Conservatory and graduated with a B.A. from Berklee College of Music.
Throughout her career, Ms. Riggi has worked with tens of thousands of well-known and interesting personalities in entertainment, sports and politics including Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter, Tony Blair, Mikal Gorbachev, Rosa Parks, and Secretaries of State, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger. Some other notable clients have been Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Newman, Nora Ephron, Robin Williams, Steve Jobs, Al Pacino, Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Bernie Sanders, Mia Angelou, Sean Connery, Sting, Neil Young, Christopher Reeves, Brian Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Misty Copeland, and many others too numerous to name.
Further, Ms. Riggi’s work has appeared on CBS, NBC, WTN, Reuters, ABC, BBC, NFL, MSG, The Food Network, Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy, Turning Point, 60 Minutes remotes, The Tonight Show remotes, Geraldo, Maury Povitch, the NFL Network, the BBC, New York Times Television, United Nations TV, Nightline, Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America and Today in NY. The Gordon Elliot Show, Sally Jessy Raphael, and the NFL’s Official Review were keyed by Gina and she worked two seasons on Saturday Night Live! She has also worked on various television commercials, feature films and press junkets.
She was the creative director and resident makeup expert for BeautyScene.com, one of the first internet beauty fulfillment websites. Ms. Riggi, in conjunction with Sony Corporation, gave the first “HD Seminar for Makeup Artists” at IMATS Trade Show in Pasadena, California.
Ms. Riggi is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A past twice elected Creative Crafts Governor of NATAS NYC, a volunteer for the NY Chapter and a 16-year blue-ribbon judge for the Daytime Emmy Awards.
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