September 18, 1961
June 19, 2013
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
105 kg | 230 pounds
12 US | 45 EU
James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. was born in Westwood, New Jersey, United States, on September 18, 1961, was an American actor.
Young James Gandolfini first started acting during his years at the Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, New Jersey in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career on the New York stage.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1992) in role as Steve Hubbell.
He played Charley Malloy in a play "On the Waterfront" (1995).
He made his big screen debut in comedy fantasy film Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987) in role as Orderly.
He got his television debut in ABC anthology series Gun (1997) in episode "Columbus Day", in role as Walter Difideli.
Gandolfini's breakthrough performance came as Virgil in romantic crime film True Romance (1993).
He won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Albert in romantic comedy drama movie Enough Said (2013).
In the Loop (2009) black comedy opposite Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander and Gina McKee
Crimson Tide (1995) thriller drama with Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Viggo Mortensen
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) fantasy drama in role as Carol
Fallen (1998) supernatural thriller opposite Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland
12 Angry Men (1997) drama with Jack Lemmon
The Drop (2014) crime drama opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace
Killing Them Softly (2012) neo-noir crime with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta
The Last Castle (2001) action drama with Robert Redford and Mark Ruffalo
The Mexican (2001) comedy opposite Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Gene Hackman
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) crime drama with Andy García and Richard Dreyfuss
8MM (1999) crime mystery opposite Nicolas Cage and Joaquin Phoenix
Terminal Velocity (1994) action with Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski
The Juror (1996) thriller crime drama opposite Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Romance & Cigarettes (2005) musical romantic comedy with John Turturro, Kate Winslet and Susan Sarandon
Lonely Hearts (2006) thriller crime opposite Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and John Travolta
He won won three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Tony Soprano in crime drama television series The Sopranos (1999–2007).
He played Craig Gilbert in HBO drama film Cinema Verite (2011).
He portrayed Bobby Eggs in Nickelodeon/YTV film Nicky Deuce (2013).
Graduated from Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, New Jersey (1979).
Graduated from the Rutgers University (1983) with a BA in Communications.
He studied Meisner technique under Kathryn Gately at The Gately Poole Conservatory.
He was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2014.
He played the trumpet and saxophone.
He trained Krav Maga.
Was a close friends with Karen Duffy.
Was a good friends with actor John Travolta.
Gandolfini died on June 19, 2013 in Rome, Italy, at the age of 51.
He was married to:
Marcy Wudarski (1999-2002), they had one son, Michael
Deborah Lin Deborah Lin (2008-2013), they had one daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini
He was engaged to Lora Somoza (2004-2005).