September 18, 1961
June 19, 2013
6 ft 1¼ in | 186 cm
125 kg | 275.5 lbs
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 performing in school theater productions.
He began his professional acting career on the New York stage.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1992) in role as Steve Hubbell, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
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).
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He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for his role as 'Bear' in gangster comedy film Get Shorty (1995).
He was nominated for the Gold Derby TV Award for TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor for his role as Craig Gilbert in drama film Cinema Verite (2011).
He won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Albert in romantic comedy drama movie Enough Said (2013).
He was nominated for the Village Voice Film Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mickey in neo-noir crime movie Killing Them Softly (2012).
In the Loop (2009) black comedy as Lieutenant General George Miller
Crimson Tide (1995) thriller drama as Lieutenant Bobby Dougherty
He voiced Carol in fantasy drama movie Where the Wild Things Are (2009).
Fallen (1998) supernatural thriller as Detective Lou
12 Angry Men (1997) drama as Juror #6
The Drop (2014) crime drama as Marvin 'Cousin Marv' Stipler (Posthumous release)
The Last Castle (2001) action drama as Colonel Ed Winter
The Mexican (2001) comedy as Winston Baldry
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) crime drama as Joey Allegretto
8MM (1999) crime mystery as Eddie Poole
Terminal Velocity (1994) action as Stefan / Ben Pinkwater
The Juror (1996) thriller crime drama as Eddie
Romance & Cigarettes (2005) musical romantic comedy as Nick Murder
Lonely Hearts (2006) thriller crime as Detective Charles Hilderbrandt
He won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series also one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as Tony Soprano in HBO crime drama television series The Sopranos (1999–2007).
He produced and interviewed soldiers in documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Graduated from Park Ridge High School in Bergen County, New Jersey (1979).
Graduated from the Rutgers University (1983), with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
He studied Meisner technique under Kathryn Gately at The Gately Poole Conservatory.
Had two sisters, Johanna Antonacci and Leta Gandolfini.
Had Italian ancestry.
He played Charley Malloy in a play "On the Waterfront" (1995), at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Michael in a play "God of Carnage" (2009), at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
He was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2014.
He played the trumpet and saxophone.
He was trained in Krav Maga.
He was good friends with John Travolta and Karen Duffy.
He voiced Tony Soprano in video game The Sopranos: Road to Respect (2006) also likeness.
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 Gandolfini
Deborah Lin Deborah Lin (2008-2013), they had one daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini
He was engaged to Lora Somoza (2004-2005).