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Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci, September 2006
Born November 11, 1960 (1960-11-11) (age 49)
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, writer, producer, director
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Kate Tucci (1995-2009; her death)

Stanley Tucci (born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director. He earned his first Academy Award nomination in 2010 for playing George Harvey in the feature film, The Lovely Bones.

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Early life

Tucci, an Italian American,[1][2][3] was born in Peekskill, New York, the son of Joan (née Tropiano), a retired secretary and writer, and Stanley Tucci, Sr., a retired high school art teacher.[4][5] His sister is actress Christine Tucci, and his cousin is the screenwriter Joseph Tropiano. He grew up in Katonah, New York and attended John Jay High School. Tucci played on the John Jay soccer team and baseball teams, however, his main interest lay in the school's drama club, where he and fellow actor and high school buddy, Campbell Scott, son of actor George C. Scott, gave well-received performances at many of John Jay's drama club productions. Tucci attended SUNY Purchase and completed his B.F.A. degree after four years in the school's Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film.

Career

Tucci made his Broadway debut in The Queen and the Rebels on 30 September 1982. His film debut was in Prizzi's Honor (1985). Tucci is known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition, and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross. Big Night (1996), which he co-wrote with his cousin Joseph Tropiano, starred in, and co-directed with Campbell Scott, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also featured his sister Christine and mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film. It won him and Tropiano the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. He's typically cast in supporting roles such as the sidekick or the villain, but has had the the lead in two films, both romantic comedies: A Modern Affair (1995) and The Whole Shebang (2001).

He has been nominated three times for Golden Globes, and won twice — for his title role in Winchell (1998), and for his supporting role as Adolph Eichmann in Conspiracy (2001), both for HBO films. He also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell. He was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his role as Johnny in the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series. Tucci's TV series, the medical drama 3 lbs., debuted on CBS in the 10:00 p.m. EDT time slot on November 14, 2006. It was canceled on November 30, 2006 due to low ratings. He can be heard as the voice over in the AT&T Wireless "Raising the Bar" marketing campaign. Tucci also played Nigel in the screen adaption of The Devil Wears Prada alongside Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anne Hathaway. In 2007, Tucci had a recurring role in medical drama ER. In 2009, Tucci again starred opposite Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia playing husband Paul Child to her Julia Child. Also in 2009, Tucci portrayed George Harvey, the murderer of a young girl in The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, for which he received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination.

Personal life

Tucci lives in South Salem, New York with his three children, twins Isabel and Nicolo, and Camilla. Tucci was co-owner of the Finch Tavern restaurant in Croton Falls, New York,[6] which is now the Primavera Restaurant. His wife, Kate Tucci, died of cancer in May 2009.[7] Tucci told the New York Post, "My wife was an extraordinary person who showed us all what great strength is."[8]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1985 Prizzi's Honor Soldier
1987 Who's That Girl 2nd Dock Worker
1988 Monkey Shines Dr. John Wiseman
1989 Slaves of New York Darryl
Fear, Anxiety, & Depression Role Unknown
1990 The Feud Harvey Yelton
Quick Change Johnny
1991 Men of Respect Mal
Billy Bathgate Lucky Luciano
1992 In the Soup Gregoire
Beethoven Vernon
Prelude to a Kiss Taylor
The Public Eye Sal
1993 Undercover Blues Muerte
The Pelican Brief Khamel
1994 It Could Happen to You Eddie Biasi
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Fred Hunter
Somebody to Love George
1995 Jury Duty Frank
Kiss of Death Frank Zioli
Sex & the Other Man Arthur
A Modern Affair Peter Kessler
1996 The Daytrippers Louis D'Amico
Big Night Secondo Writer/Director/Co-Producer
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best New Director
Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Nominated - Deaiville Film Festivals Grand Special Prize Award
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best First Film
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated - Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature
1997 Deconstructing Harry Paul Epstein
Life During Wartime Heinrich Grigoris
A Life Less Ordinary Elliot Zweikel
1998 The Eighteenth Angel Todd Stanton
Montana Nicholas Roth
The Impostors Arthur Writer/Director/Producer
Winchell Walter Winchell TV
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck
In Too Deep Preston D'Ambrosio
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Joe Mitchell Director/Producer
2001 Sidewalks of New York Griffin Risto
America's Sweethearts Dave Kingman
The Whole Shebang Giovanni Bazinni
Conspiracy Adolf Eichmann TV
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2002 Big Trouble Arthur Herk
Road to Perdition Frank Nitti
Maid in Manhattan Jerry Siegel
2003 The Core Dr. Conrad Zimsky
Spin Frank Haley
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Stanley Kubrick
The Terminal Frank Dixon
Shall We Dance? Link
2005 Robots Herb Copperbottom Voice Only
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Det. Brikowski
The Devil Wears Prada Nigel
2007 Four Last Songs Larry
The Hoax Shelton Fisher
2008 Blind Date Don Writer/Director
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mr. Berk
Space Chimps The Senator Voice Only
Swing Vote Martin Fox
What Just Happened Scott Solomon
The Tale of Despereaux Boldo Voice Only
2009 Julie & Julia Paul Child
The Lovely Bones George Harvey

Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor

2010 Easy A Dill Penderghast Post-Production
Burlesque Stage Manager Post-Production

Television

  • Crime Story (TV series) (1987) .... Zack Lowman
  • Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV) (1987) .... 1st Tenant
  • Miami Vice (TV series) (1986-1988) .... Frank Mosca, Steven Demarco
  • The Equalizer (TV series) (1988) .... Assemblyman Phillip Wingate
  • Wiseguy (TV series) (1988-1989) .... Rick Pinzolo
  • thirtysomething (TV series) (1989-1990) .... Karl Draconis
  • Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Stranger (TV) (1990) .... Det. Patrick McGuire
  • Lifestories (TV series) (1990) .... Art Conforti
  • Equal Justice (TV series) (1990-1991) .... Detective Frank Mirelli
  • Murder One (TV series) (1995-1996) .... Richard Cross
  • Winchell (TV) (1998) .... Walter Winchell
  • Bull (2000) (TV series) .... Hunter Lasky
  • Conspiracy (2001) (TV) .... Adolf Eichmann
  • Frasier (TV series) (2004) .... Morrie
  • Monk (TV series) (2006) .... David Ruskin
  • 3 lbs. (TV series) (2006) .... Dr. Douglas Hanson
  • ER (TV series) (2007-2008) .... Dr. Kevin Moretti

Nominations

  • Grammy Award - 2008 Best Spoken Word Album for Children - "The One And Only Shrek"

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