|Stanley Tucci Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1960|
Stanley Tucci is an American actor, voiceover artist, theatre actor, writer, producer, and director who is well-known for his successful career in the entertainment industry. He started his acting pursuits at a very young age and has worked extensively in shows and movies which include Prizzi’s Honor, Slaves of New York, Billy Bathgate, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Big Night, A Life Less Ordinary, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joe Gould’s Secret, Conspiracy, Road to Perdition, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, The Devil Wears Prada, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Julie & Julia, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Wind Rises, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, A Little Chaos, Spotlight, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Patient Zero. Stanley Tucci has also won several awards and nominations for his brilliant work and some of his achievements comprise of winning Film critic Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Gotham Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards.
Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, United States
Barnes, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom
Stanley Tucci studied at John Jay High School located in Cross River, Westchester County, New York, United States. During his time at the school, he played on both the soccer team as well as the baseball team and was also an active member of the school’s drama club.
Then, he got enrolled at State University of New York at Purchase (commonly known as Purchase College) from where he graduated with a degree in Acting in 1982. Some of the well-known alumni of the university include Wesley Snipes, Sherry Stringfield, Parker Posey, Seth Gilliam, Adam Trese, Frank Liotti, and Melissa Leo.
Actor, Voiceover Artist, Theatre Actor, Writer, Producer, Director
- Father – Stanley Tucci, Sr. (An art teacher at Horace Greeley High School located in Chappaqua, New York, United States)
- Mother – Joan (née Tropiano) (A Secretary and Writer)
- Siblings – Christine Tucci (Younger Sister) (Actress), Gina Tucci (Younger Sister)
- Others – Lorenzo Stanislao ‘Stanley’ Tucci (Paternal Grandfather), Francesco Scarpellino Tucci (Paternal Great Grandfather), Angelo Gabriele Sarto Tucci (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Aloisia Luisa (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Rosa Rosario Calabrese (Paternal Great Grandmother), Anna Teresa Pisani (Paternal Grandmother), Domenico /Dominick Pisani (Paternal Great Grandfather), Appolonia /Apollonia Politi (Paternal Great Grandmother), Domenico Politi (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Maria Giuseppa Timpano (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Vincenzo Tropiano (Maternal Grandfather), Concetta Trimarchi (Maternal Grandmother), Guiseppi Trimarchi (Maternal Great Grandfather), Angela Albanese (Maternal Great Grandmother), Joseph Tropiano (Cousin) (Screenwriter), Emily Blunt (Sister-In-Law) (Actress), John Krasinski (Brother-In-Law, Emily Blunt’s Husband) (Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter), Vincent Angell (Brother-In-Law, Christine Tucci’s Husband) (Actor, Producer, Writer)
Stanley Tucci is represented by –
- Curtis Brown Group Ltd., Talent Agency, Haymarket, London, England, United Kingdom
- Anonymous Content, Talent Management Company, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, United States
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Stanley Tucci has dated –
- Kathryn “Kate” Tucci (1995-2003, 2005-2009) – Stanley Tucci got married to the social worker and former wife of actor and stage manager Alexander R. Scott, Kathryn “Kate” Tucci, in 1995. The couple was blessed with twins, named Nicolo Robert (4 lbs 10 oz) and Isabel Concetta (4 lb 4 oz), on January 21, 2000, in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Later, in the year 2002, they welcomed a daughter, named Camilla Tucci. After the marriage of Kathryn and Stanley Tucci, he also became stepfather to Kathryn’s 2 children from her previous marriage and they raised them together. Later, it was reported that the duo got legally separated in February 2003 only to reconcile afterward in 2005 after Kathryn was diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, Kathryn “Kate” Tucci passed away in 2009 after battling breast cancer and, hence, their marriage came to an end. Her funeral service was attended by many including Steve Buscemi, Patricia Clarkson, John Turturro, and Aidan Quinn.
- Edie Falco (2003-2004) – In April 2003, Stanley Tucci started going out with television, film, and stage actress, Edie Falco. They both appeared on Broadway in the play titled Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally. However, they decided to part ways amicably the following year in March 2004 and Stanley went back to Kathryn “Kate” Tucci.
- Felicity Blunt (2010-Present) – Felicity Blunt is an English literary agent and the older sister of actress Emily Blunt, who introduced Felicity to Stanley Tucci. Stanley and Emily Blunt have both co-starred in the comedy-drama movie, The Devil Wears Prada, alongside Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Simon Baker, and Adrian Grenier. In 2011, Tucci got engaged to Felicity Blunt and they then got married in a civil ceremony in summer 2012. Soon after, on September 29, 2012, they had a larger observance at Middle Temple Hall located in London, England, United Kingdom. They have since been together and welcomed their first child, a son named Matteo Oliver, on January 25, 2015, in London, England. A few years later, on April 19, 2018, the couple was blessed with their 2nd child, a daughter named Emilia Giovanna.
Race / Ethnicity
Stanley Tucci is of Italian descent.
He sports a shaved scalp.
- Shaved head
- Subtle beard
- Ability to change his voice as well as his appearance for different roles
- Wears glasses
Stanley Tucci has appeared in a couple of TV commercials for the likes of –
- Levi’s Jeans (the mid-1980s)
- Food Bank for New York City (2012)
- Verizon LTE Advanced commercials ‘Demanding the Best’ and ‘Limitless’ (2016)
Best Known For
- Appearing in a variety of roles in several movies such as Slaves of New York, Men of Respect, Beethoven, Prelude to a Kiss, It Could Happen to You, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Somebody to Love, Big Night, A Life Less Ordinary, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sidewalks of New York, Joe Gould’s Secret, America’s Sweethearts, Conspiracy, Maid in Manhattan, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Shall We Dance?, The Devil Wears Prada, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The Tale of Despereaux, Julie & Julia, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Hunger Games, The Company You Keep, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Wind Rises, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Transformers: Age of Extinction, A Little Chaos, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Spotlight, Beauty and the Beast, Final Portrait, Transformers: The Last Knight, and A Private War
- Having won several awards such as Screen Actors Guild Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category for Spotlight, Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category for Winchell and in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category for Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, Satellite Award in the Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film category for Murder One and in the Best Cast in a Motion Picture category for Spotlight, and Golden Globe Award in the Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film category for Winchell and in the Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film category for Conspiracy
Stanley Tucci made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of a Soldier in the comedy-drama film, Prizzi’s Honor, in 1985. Directed by John Huston, the film starred Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston.
As a voiceover artist, he made his theatrical film debut by providing vocals to the character of Herb Copperbottom in the computer-animated adventure comedy film, Robots, in 2005. The lead cast of the film included the likes of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, and Robin Williams.
First TV Show
Stanley Tucci made his first TV show appearance by playing the role of Steven Demarco in an episode, titled Baby Blues, of the neo-noir mystery crime drama series, Miami Vice, in November 1986. The lead cast of the show included Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott, and many more.
As a voice actor, he made his TV show debut by providing vocals to the character of Samuel Liebowitz in an episode, titled Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, of the biographical series, American Experience, in April 2001.
Stanley Tucci stays healthy by working out whenever he gets the time. He loves eating different food and, therefore, makes sure to exercise as well to maintain his health.
Stanley Tucci Favorite Things
- View – From The Gritti Palace hotel overlooking the Grand Canal
- City – London
Source – CN Traveller
Stanley Tucci Facts
- He was raised in nearby Katonah, Westchester County, New York, United States.
- He lived in Florence, Italy for around a year along with his family during the 1970s.
- One of Stanley Tucci’s schoolmates was actor, director, producer, and voice artist, Campbell Scott, and they used to participate in a lot of activities conducted by the drama club of John Jay High School. Also, it was Campbell’s mother who arranged for both of them to be a part of a Broadway play, titled The Queen and the Rebels, that she was co-starring in. It was premiered on September 30, 1982, and the boys appeared as soldiers in the play and that was when Tucci earned his Actors’ Equity card.
- Stanley Tucci has said that acting happened to him as something instinctual. He has also added, “You have a feeling at a certain age. Whether you want to be on stage, whether you want to paint, make music, whatever you want to do. What makes you feel comfortable? Even as a kid, I felt much more comfortable on stage than I did in real life.”
- He was the one who nicknamed Ving Rhames (born Irving Rameses Rhames) as ‘Ving’ while they attended SUNY Purchase. Soon after, Rhames started getting recognized more often by his nickname than his birth name.
- In 1991, Stanley Tucci was a part of a Molière play performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre.
- He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award in the Best New Director category, alongside Campbell Scott, for the comedy-drama film, Big Night (1996), and he also shared the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay along with his cousin and co-writer, Joseph Tropiano. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also featured Tucci’s sister, Christine Tucci, and their mother while the lead cast included Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shalhoub, and Stanley Tucci himself.
- On September 12, 2016, he appeared in a video titled “What They Took With Them”, along with actors Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, for the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR. The video aimed at raising awareness for the global refugee crisis and showed the actors reading a poem inspired by the primary accounts of refugees and written by Jenifer Toksvig and it has also become a part of UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign.
- An audiobook of Tucci reading the 1973 novel, Breakfast of Champions, by writer Kurt Vonnegut was released by Caedmon Audio in 2004.
- He previously co-owned the Finch Tavern restaurant located in Croton Falls, New York, United States.
- Stanley Tucci has also authored a cookbook, titled The Tucci Cookbook, and it was released in the year 2012.
- He shares a friendly bond with actress Meryl Streep and they have also co-starred in a couple of movies such as Julie & Julia and The Devil Wears Prada.
- Throughout the course of his career, he has worked with several celebrated directors which include the likes of John Huston, Robert Benton, Woody Allen, Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson, Peter Jackson, and Robert Redford.
- As a director, Stanley Tucci has worked on projects such as Final Portrait, Independent Lens, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Impostors, and Blind Date.
- He has served as a producer on a variety of projects which include the likes of A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY, Joe Gould’s Secret, 3 lbs., Saint John of Las Vegas, The Mudge Boy, Through The Grape Vine, Medora, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, and Independent Lens.
- When asked whether he considers acting as an art form, Stanley Tucci replied, “The technique is the craft. You can take a plot and tell it over and over again but to me, there’s an individual truth to it. First of all, in order for it to be art, it has to be truthful. Secondly, it has to be individually true. It’s that true individuality and that real truth that makes it art.”
- He has said that he is very smart and also gets frustrated very easily.
- He has been cast in various shows such as Murder One, ER, BoJack Horseman, Fortitude, The Italian Americans, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly, The View, Up Close with Carrie Keagan, Through The Grape Vine, The One Show, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
- In 2018, Stanley was diagnosed with tongue cancer and had later gone into remission with treatment. In October 2021, during an interview with the New York Times, Stanley revealed that he lost almost all of his appetite while he was going through chemotherapy and radiation treatments
- Stanley Tucci does not have any verified social media account.
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