51 (passed away Jun. 19th, 2013)
Sep. 18th, 1961
Westwood, New Jersey, USA
James Gandolfini's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
New Jersey-born James Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. James' breakthrough role was his portrayal of Virgil the hitman in Tony Scott's True Romance (1993), but the role that brought him worldwide fame and accolades was as complex Mafia boss Tony Soprano in HBO's smash hit series The Sopranos (1999). He currently lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.
- In _Crimson Tide (1995)_ (qv), James refers to 'Robert Mitchum' (qv) and 'Cary Grant' (qv), two actors he also references in _"The Sopranos" (1999)_ (qv).
- Has often said 'Robert De Niro' (qv) played a considerable role in his decision to become an actor; grew up watching _Mean Streets (1973)_ (qv) over and over again.
- Was in attendance at 'Chris Penn (I)' (qv)'s funeral
- Once worked as a bouncer.
- (January 2004) Became engaged to 'Lora Somoza' (qv).
- Graduated from Park Ridge High School, Park Ridge, New Jersey (1979).
- Was considered for the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing in _Fantastic Four (2005)_ (qv).
- Is friends with former New York Mayor 'Rudolph W. Giuliani' (qv).