Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He became interested in acting during his last year ...
Nucky was born and raised in New Jersey, the eldest child of a poor Irish Catholic family. He had a troubled childhood: His father, Ethan Thompson (Tom Aldredge), abused him, at one point scarring Nucky's hand with a fireplace poker, and his sister Susan died of tuberculosis. For a time, Nucky attended New Jersey State Normal School in Trenton and planned on becoming a teacher. However, he left college and returned to Atlantic City when Commodore Louis Kaestner (Dabney Coleman) needed him. Fifteen years before the series' timeline, Nucky lost his infant son, Enoch Jr., to pneumonia, a tragedy that drove his wife, Mabel, to commit suicide.
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