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Stanley Tucci is an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and author from America

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BirthdayNovember 11, 1960
NationalityAmerican
FamousNew York University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesFelicity Blunt
SiblingsChristine Tucci (sister)
Childrens Camilla Tucci, Isabel Concetta Tucci, Matteo Oliver Tucci, Nicolo Robert Tucci
Universities
  • New York University
Notable Alumnis
  • New York University
Birth PlacePeekskill, New York, United States
Height172cm
GenderMale
FatherStanley Tucci Sr.
MotherJoan Tucci
Sun SignScorpio
Born inPeekskill, New York, United States
Famous asActor

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Who is Stanley Tucci?

Stanley Tucci is an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and author from America. He is unarguably one of the most prominent and popular character actors working in the industry today. After graduating with an acting degree from SUNY Purchase like many of his contemporary colleagues, Tucci starred in the Broadway play ‘The Queen and the Rebels’ in 1982. He made his screen debut three years later in the black comedy ‘Prizzi's Honor’. In the early phase of his career, he appeared in a series of small yet memorable roles in both films and television shows, effectively gathering experience as well as getting better at his craft. He starred as the titular character in his breakthrough television film ‘Winchell’, which earned him both Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. Over the course of his 35-year career, he has appeared in films representing every genre, working with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and enriching the projects with his unique brand of humour and pathos. Not only most of his works have been praised by the critics, many of them are huge box-office hits as well. He received an Oscar nod for the 2009 supernatural drama ‘The Lovely Bones’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York, Stanley Tucci grew up in Katonah, one of the three hamlets within the town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York. He is the oldest child and only son of Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci Sr. He has two sisters, actress Christine Tucci and artist Gina Tucci.

His father was an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York while his mother was a secretary and a writer. Both of his parents were of Italian ancestry and the family spent a year in the 1970s in Florence, Italy.

After graduating from John Jay High School in Cross River, he enrolled at the State University of New York at Purchase. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in acting.

Career

After receiving his Actor’s Equity card for the play ‘The Queen and the Rebels’ (premiered September 30, 1982), in which Stanley Tucci starred alongside his childhood friend actor Campbell Scott and his mother Colleen Dewhurst, he performed in a Molière play at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1991.

Following the release of his debut film ‘Prizzi's Honor’, Tucci appeared in several films, including ‘’Who’s That Girl’ (1987), ‘Slaves of New York’ (1989), ‘Men of Respect’ (1990), ‘Beethoven’ (1992), ‘The Pelican Brief’ (1993), ‘It Could Happen to You’ (1994), and ‘Sex & the Other Man’ (1995).

His first television appearance was in an episode of NBC’s crime-drama ‘Crime Story’ in 1987. He played recurring roles in ‘Miami Vice’ (1986, 1987-88), ‘Wiseguy’ (1988-89), ‘thirtysomething’ (1989-90), and ‘Equal Justice’ (1991). In the first season of the legal drama ‘Murder One’ (1995-96), Tucci portrayed Richard Cross, a charming but morally ambiguous philanthropist.

He acted, wrote, directed, and produced the comedy-drama film ‘Big Night’ (1996). This was one of his many collaborations with Tony Shalhoub, in whose show ‘Monk’, he would guest-star a decade later and win an Emmy.

He was cast as Puck in Michael Hoffman’s cinematic adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (1999) and as German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann in the 2001 BBC/HBO war film ‘Conspiracy’.

Tucci starred as the Italian-American gangster Frank Nitti in ‘Road to Perdition’ (2002), a political aid in ‘Maid in Manhattan’ (2002), Stanley Kubrick in ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’ (2004), and an airport executive in ‘The Terminal’ (2004).

In the short-lived CBS medical-drama ‘3 lbs’ (2006), he appeared in the role of brain surgeon Doctor Douglas Hanson, the lead protagonist. He played another doctor of medicine in ‘ER’ (2007-08), the Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kevin Moretti.

He became fast friends with Meryl Streep after working together in the 2006 comedy-drama ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. They would team up again for ‘Julie & Julia’ (2009). The movie ignited a passion for the culinary arts in Tucci, who has published two cookbooks to date, ‘The Tucci Cookbook’ (2012) and ‘The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends’ (2014, co-authored by his wife, Felicity Blunt), and co-owns a Finch Tavern restaurant in Croton Falls, New York.

His outing as the serial killer George Harvey in the supernatural-drama ‘The Lovely Bones’ earned him an Oscar nomination in 2009. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film also starred Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Susan Sarandon.

In the 2010s, he became involved in three of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. He portrayed the comic book character Abraham Erskine in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011), Caesar Flickerman in the four Hunger Games films (2012-15), Joshua Joyce in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ (2014) and Merlin in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017).

Tucci voiced Herb Kazzaz in the adult animated black comedy ‘BoJack Horseman’ (2014-15) and appeared as DCI Eugene Morton in the psychological thriller ‘Fortitude’ (2015).

In the live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017), he played the role of music composer Maestro Cadenza. He is set to appear in the action-horror ‘Patient Zero’, comedy ‘Show Dogs’, and psychological-thriller ‘Nomis’ in the near future.

Major Works

Stanley Tucci is best known for his work in the TV film ‘Winchell.’ Directed by Paul Mazursky, the film is based on the biography ‘Walter Winchell: His Life and Times’ by Herman Klurfel and depicts the early days of the tabloid gossip columnist and radio broadcaster’s career as he goes toe-to-toe with a propagandist against the backdrop of political and social turmoil in the US in the years leading up to the World War II.

Tucci received universal critical acclaim for his performance, with Variety’s Ray Richmond writing that “Tucci is simply brilliant in conveying Winchell’s public blend of charisma and sanctimony”.

Awards & Achievements

Stanley Tucci won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Winchell’ in 1998 and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Conspiracy’ in 2001.

He received three Primetime Emmy Awards: the first one was for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for ‘Winchell’ in 1998, the second one for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for the fifth-season episode ‘Mr. Monk and the Actor’ of ‘Monk’ in 2006, and the last one for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for ‘Park Bench with Steve Buscemi’ in 2016.

In 2008, he and Streep received the Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album For Children for the reading of the children’s book ‘The One and Only Shrek’.

Personal Life

Stanley Tucci married his first wife Kathryn “Kate” in 1995 and had three children with her, twins Nicolo Robert and Isabel Concetta (Born January 21, 2000) and Camilla (2002). A social worker, she also had two children from her previous marriage to actor and stage manager Alexander R. Scott. Kate passed away from breast cancer on April 27, 2009.

Actress Emily Blunt had introduced her elder sister, British literary agent Felicity Blunt, to Tucci a few years after they worked together in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. They initially married in a civil ceremony in the summer of 2012 and later in a traditional wedding at Middle Temple Hall in London on September 29. Blunt gave birth to their son, Matteo Oliver, on January 25, 2015. The family resides in the leafy London suburb of Barnes, London, UK.

Tucci joined Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and others in a UNHCR video to pledge their support and help raise awareness for the global refugee crisis.

Trivia

During his time at SUNY Purchase, he was roommates with actor Ving Rhames.

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Stanley Tucci awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2002Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionConspiracy (2001)
1999Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWinchell (1998)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016Outstanding Short Form Variety SeriesPark Bench with Steve Buscemi (2014)
2007Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMonk (2002)
1999Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieWinchell (1998)

Stanley Tucci biography timelines

  • // 11th Nov 1960
    Born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York, Stanley Tucci grew up in Katonah, one of the three hamlets within the town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York. He is the oldest child and only son of Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci Sr. He has two sisters, actress Christine Tucci and artist Gina Tucci.
  • // 1970
    His father was an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York while his mother was a secretary and a writer. Both of his parents were of Italian ancestry and the family spent a year in the 1970s in Florence, Italy.
  • // 1982
    After graduating from John Jay High School in Cross River, he enrolled at the State University of New York at Purchase. He graduated in 1982 with a degree in acting.
  • // 30th Sep 1982 To 1991
    After receiving his Actor’s Equity card for the play ‘The Queen and the Rebels’ (premiered September 30, 1982), in which Stanley Tucci starred alongside his childhood friend actor Campbell Scott and his mother Colleen Dewhurst, he performed in a Molière play at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1991.
  • // 1996
    He acted, wrote, directed, and produced the comedy-drama film ‘Big Night’ (1996). This was one of his many collaborations with Tony Shalhoub, in whose show ‘Monk’, he would guest-star a decade later and win an Emmy.
  • // 1998 To 2001
    Stanley Tucci won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Winchell’ in 1998 and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Conspiracy’ in 2001.
  • // 1999 To 2001
    He was cast as Puck in Michael Hoffman’s cinematic adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (1999) and as German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann in the 2001 BBC/HBO war film ‘Conspiracy’.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    In the short-lived CBS medical-drama ‘3 lbs’ (2006), he appeared in the role of brain surgeon Doctor Douglas Hanson, the lead protagonist. He played another doctor of medicine in ‘ER’ (2007-08), the Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kevin Moretti.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he and Streep received the Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album For Children for the reading of the children’s book ‘The One and Only Shrek’.
  • // 2009
    His outing as the serial killer George Harvey in the supernatural-drama ‘The Lovely Bones’ earned him an Oscar nomination in 2009. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film also starred Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Susan Sarandon.
  • // 2012 To 25th Jan 2015
    Actress Emily Blunt had introduced her elder sister, British literary agent Felicity Blunt, to Tucci a few years after they worked together in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. They initially married in a civil ceremony in the summer of 2012 and later in a traditional wedding at Middle Temple Hall in London on September 29. Blunt gave birth to their son, Matteo Oliver, on January 25, 2015. The family resides in the leafy London suburb of Barnes, London, UK.
  • // 2014 To 2015
    Tucci voiced Herb Kazzaz in the adult animated black comedy ‘BoJack Horseman’ (2014-15) and appeared as DCI Eugene Morton in the psychological thriller ‘Fortitude’ (2015).
  • // 2017
    In the live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017), he played the role of music composer Maestro Cadenza. He is set to appear in the action-horror ‘Patient Zero’, comedy ‘Show Dogs’, and psychological-thriller ‘Nomis’ in the near future.

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