James Gandolfini Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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James Gandolfini Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 125 kg
Date of Birth September 18, 1961
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Hazel

James Gandolfini was a multiple award-winning American actor and producer who was most prominently known for his role as Anthony John Soprano in The Sopranos (1999-2007). He was a highly accolated actor and held 3 Emmy Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 1 Golden Globe Award amongst the many others.

Born Name

James Joseph Gandolfini Jr.

Nick Name

Jim, Jimmy

James Gandolfini as seen in a picture taken at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 27, 2011
James Gandolfini as seen in a picture taken at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 27, 2011 (Gordon Correll / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

James was born on September 18, 1961.

Died

Gandolfini died on June 19, 2013, at the age of 51 in Rome, Italy due to a heart attack.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Westwood, New Jersey, United States

Nationality

American

Education

In 1979, James completed his schooling from Park Ridge High School.

Later, he graduated from Rutgers University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Occupation

Actor, Producer

Family

  • Father – James Joseph Gandolfini Sr. (Bricklayer, Cement Mason)
  • Mother – Santa Penna (Food Service Worker)
  • Siblings – Johanna Antonacci (Sister), Leta Gandolfini (Sister)

Manager

James was represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Brookside Artist Management.

Build

Large

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

125 kg or 275.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

James was linked with –

  1. Cynthia DeMoss
  2. Marcy Wudarski (1995-2002) – James and Marcy have a son named Michael Gandolfini (b. 2000).
  3. Lora Somoza (2002-2005)
  4. Deborah Lin (2006-2013) – They have a son named Liliana Ruth Gandolfini (b. October 2012).
James Gandolfini as seen in a picture taken with actress Rose McGowan on March 31, 2010
James Gandolfini as seen in a picture taken with actress Rose McGowan on March 31, 2010 ( Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 / United States government work)

Race / Ethnicity

White

James was of Campanian and Italian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin lips
  • A partially bald patch on the crown of his head.
  • Large physical appearance
James Gandolfini on New Orleans Mardi Gras float to reign as Bacchus XXXIX in February 2007
James Gandolfini on New Orleans Mardi Gras float to reign as Bacchus XXXIX in February 2007 (Karen Apricot / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

James Gandolfini Facts

  1. Gandolfini was brought up in Park Ridge, New Jersey.
  2. He would read mystery books in order to go to sleep.
  3. Prior to pursuing his career as an actor, James worked as a bartender, as well as a nightclub bouncer, and truck driver.
  4. He got into legal issues regarding a salary dispute with HBO in 2003, which ended after he dropped the charges.
  5. James was skilled at playing the saxophone and trumpet.
  6. Gandolfini was a cigar aficionado.
  7. His father earned a Purple Heart for his contribution to World War II.
  8. Gandolfini’s family spoke Italian at home and were devoted Roman Catholics.
  9. While in school, he played basketball and also indulged in his school plays.

Featured Image By Diariocritico de Venezuela / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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