He is the son of a German mother and an Italian father.
Giovanni is the son of Benedetto Morassutti and Sabine Piwko. His paternal great-grandfather, Federico Morassutti, was an Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist, while his great-grandmother, Emilia Buzzaccarini, was from the ancient noble family of Padua. His maternal grandfather was a doctor. On his mother's side, he has one cousin, Benjamin Piwko. He has appeared in more than 20 films since 2001. He is the founder of the international art residency Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence and project space Art Aia - La Dolce Berlin. As a theatre actor and director, he has been working in several productions that have been presented in Italy, Sweden, and the United States.