James Gandolfini biography

James Gandolfini

Actor, TV Producer

1961 – 2013

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Who was James Gandolfini?

James John Gandolfini, Jr. was an American actor best known for his role in The Sopranos as Tony Soprano, a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. Gandolfini garnered enormous praise for this portrayal, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globes for Best Actor - Drama Series as well as two further SAG Awards as a member of the series' ensemble. Gandolfini's other roles include the woman-beating Mob henchman Virgil in True Romance, enforcer/stuntman Bear in Get Shorty, and the impulsive Wild Thing Carol in Where the Wild Things Are.

Gandolfini produced the 2007 documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, in which he interviewed ten injured Iraq War veterans. His second documentary Wartorn: 1861–2010, released in 2010, analyzes the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on soldiers and families through several wars in American history, from 1861 to 2010. TV Guide ranked him 28 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list in 2005.

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Born
Sep 18, 1961
Westwood
Also known as
  • James J. Gandolfini Jr.
  • Jim
  • James J. Gandolfini Junior
  • Gandolfini
  • James Joseph Gandolfini Jr.
  • James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr.
  • James John Gandolfini, Jr.
  • Jimmy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University
    Communications
  • Park Ridge High School
    ( - 1979)
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Park Ridge
Died
Jun 19, 2013
Rome
Resting place
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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