Cara Buono Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Cara Buono Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight54 kg
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1971
Zodiac SignPisces
SpousePeter Thum

Cara Buono is an American actress, screenwriter, and director who is known for playing various roles in popular TV shows like Dr. Faye Miller in the 4th season of the AMC drama series Mad Men, Kelli Moltisanti in the 6th season of The Sopranos, Linda Salvo in the 2006 comedy Artie Lange’s Beer League, and Karen Wheeler in the 2016 horror sci-fi Netflix original series Stranger Things. She was nominated for Emmy award for her superior acting skills as Dr. Faye Miller on the series Mad Men in 2011. She is active on social media where she has more than 400k followers on Instagram and over 100k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Cara Buono

Nick Name

Cara

Cara Buono in a selfie in January 2017
Cara Buono in a selfie in January 2017 (Cara Buono / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

The Bronx, New York, United States

Residence

Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Cara went to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Then, she attended Columbia University from where she graduated in 1995 with a double major in English and Political Science.

Occupation

Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Family

  • Father – Anthony Buono
  • Mother – Rosemary Buono
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

She is represented by Slate PR (Public Relations Agency), Los Angeles, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

54 kg or 119 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Cara has dated –

  1. Peter Thum – Cara is married to an entrepreneur, businessman, and founder of Ethos Water, Peter Thum. They parent a daughter. It was reported in August 2010 that the family was living in New York City’s Greenwich Village. They have often been spotted together at several public events including the 2017 Emmy awards. Cara also keeps her fans busy by sharing adorable pictures with her daughter on Instagram.
Cara Buono as seen with her family dressed up as Captain Hook, Peter Pan and the crew at Serenbe Playhouse in August 2018
Cara Buono as seen with her family dressed up as Captain Hook, Peter Pan and the crew at Serenbe Playhouse in August 2018 (Peter Thum / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Italian descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

She prefers to dye her hair ‘dark brown’, ‘honey blonde’, and ‘light brown’.

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Pointed chin
  • Beautiful smile

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in the TV commercials for –

  • Massengill Douche
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (2009)

Cara has promoted brands like Liberty United and In-N-Out Burger through her Instagram account.

Cara Buono suited up for the Emmy Awards in September 2018
Cara Buono suited up for the Emmy Awards in September 2018 (Cara Buono / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Playing various roles in popular TV shows as Dr. Faye Miller in the 4th season of the AMC drama series Mad Men, Kelli Moltisanti in the 6th season of The Sopranos, Linda Salvo in the 2006 comedy Artie Lange’s Beer League, and Karen Wheeler in the 2016 horror sci-fi Netflix original series Stranger Things
  • Appearing in films like Hulk (2003) and Let Me In (2010)

First Film

She made her theatrical film debut as Dawn in the action drama sports film Gladiator in 1992.

First TV Show

Cara made her first TV show appearance as Joann in the drama series Dream Street in 1989.

Personal Trainer

The actress maintains a healthy lifestyle and keeps herself fit and lean by doing workouts on a regular basis. She enjoys doing Yoga and cardio, especially running. She has even run a few marathons which clearly shows her enthusiasm towards fitness.

During an interview given to Vogue, she said –

“I love to walk, I walk everywhere. I practice yoga. And running – I’ve run 3 NYC Marathons.”

Cara Buono Favorite Things

  • Actors – James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli
  • Destinations – Italy, Bhutan
  • Place To Hangout – Wallse, La Pizza Fresca, Bunker Club
  • Books – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise
  • Fashion Designers – Valentino, Suno, Armani, J. Mendel, Jason Wu, Stella McCartney
SourceVogue
Cara Buono sharing a happy moment with her daughter in July 2018
Cara Buono sharing a happy moment with her daughter in July 2018 (Cara Buono / Instagram)

Cara Buono Facts

  1. She has participated in 3 New York City Marathons in 1998, 1999, and 2005. She was also going to run the 2006 New York City Marathon but had to cancel it about a week before due to an injury.
  2. Besides acting, Cara has also directed, produced, and written films such as the short film, Baggage, in 1997, and has co-written the screenplay for When The Cat’s Away in 1999, with Brad Anderson.
  3. She got her first role at the age of 11 after successfully auditioning for an ad for Harvey Fierstein’s “Spookhouse”.
  4. Cara received an Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for her phenomenal performance in the drama series Mad Men in 2011.
  5. Visit her official website @ carabuono.com.
  6. Follow Cara Buono on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured Image by Cara Buono / Instagram

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