Stanley Tucci

Actor
Having had his start on the Broadway stage, award-winning actor Stanley Tucci managed to break free of being cast as stereotypical tough guys by displaying his talents in a wide array of performances. After playing a ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1960 in Peekskill, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (116)

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)

Philippe, Duc d'Orleans (Actor)

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Publishing Executive (Actor)

Metropolis 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Narrator

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Mitchell Garabedian (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

Caesar Flickerman (Actor)

Wild Card 2015 (Movie)

Baby (Actor)

Gambit 2014 (Movie)

Zaidenweber (Actor)

Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 (Movie)

Leonardo Da Vinci (Voice)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Ivan The Guard (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

Caesar Flickerman (Actor)

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 (Movie)

Joshua Joyce (Actor)

Jack The Giant Slayer 2013 (Movie)

Roderick (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

Mr. D (Actor)

Some Velvet Morning 2013 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Company You Keep 2013 (Movie)

Ray Fuller (Actor)

The Fifth Estate 2013 (Movie)

James Boswell (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

Caesar Flickerman (Actor)

The Wind Rises 2013 (Movie)

Caproni (Voice)

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1995 - 1996, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Inside 1995 - 1998, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 1995 - 1996, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

Caesar Flickerman (Actor)

Would You Rather? With Graham Norton 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Abraham Erskine (Actor)

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 (Movie)

Interviewer (Voice)

Margin Call 2011 (Movie)

Eric Dale (Actor)

Burlesque 2010 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Casino Jack & The United States of Money 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Jack Abramoff (Actor)

Easy A 2010 (Movie)

Dill (Actor)

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Senator (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Date 2009 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Julie & Julia 2009 (Movie)

Paul Child (Actor)

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

George Harvey (Actor)

ER 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Jefferson Berk (Actor)

Space Chimps 2008 (Movie)

Voice of the Senator (Actor)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Martin Fox (Actor)

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tale of Despereaux 2008 (Movie)

Boldo (Voice)

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

Scott Solomon (Actor)

3 Lbs. 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Last Songs 2007 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

Shelton Fisher (Actor)

Lucky Number Slevin 2006 (Movie)

Brikowski (Actor)

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Herb Copperbottom (Voice)

Frasier 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Link (Actor)

Spin 2004 (Movie)

Major Frank Haley (Actor)

The Terminal 2004 (Movie)

Frank Dixon (Actor)

The Whole Shebang 2004 (Movie)

Giovanni Bazinni (Actor)

The Core 2003 (Movie)

Dr Conrad Zimsky (Actor)

Anatomy of a Scene: Sidewalks of New York 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Arthur Herk (Actor)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

Jerry Siegel (Actor)

Road to Perdition 2002 (Movie)

Frank Nitti (Actor)

America's Sweethearts 2001 (Movie)

Dave Kingman (Actor)

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 2001 (Movie)

(Voice)

Sidewalks of New York 2001 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

Joseph Mitchell (Actor)

Sundance20 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

In Too Deep 1999 (Movie)

Preston Boyd (Actor)

The Italian Passion For Life 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Alarmist 1998 (Movie)

Heinrich Grigoris (Actor)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

The Italian Americans 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Paul Epstein (Actor)

Sex and the Other Man 1997 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

The Daytrippers 1997 (Movie)

Louis D'Amico - Eliza's Husband (Actor)

The Eighteenth Angel 1997 (Movie)

Todd Stanton (Actor)

A Modern Affair 1996 (Movie)

Peter Kessler (Actor)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

Secondo (Actor)

Somebody to Love 1996 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Jury Duty 1995 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

Frank Zioli (Actor)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Eddie Biasi (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Fred Hunter (Actor)

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Khamel (Actor)

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

Muerte (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Vernon (Actor)

In the Soup 1992 (Movie)

Gregoire (Actor)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Billy Bathgate 1991 (Movie)

Lucky Luciano (Actor)

Men of Respect 1991 (Movie)

Mal (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Revealing Evidence 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Feud 1990 (Movie)

Harvey Yelton (Actor)

Fear, Anxiety, and Depression 1989 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

Darryl (Actor)

Monkey Shines 1988 (Movie)

Dr John Wiseman (Actor)

The Street 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Dock Worker (Actor)

Prizzi's Honor 1985 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Bull (TV Show)

Actor

Conspiracy (TV Show)

Actor

Fortitude (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (TV Show)

Narrator

Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Montana (TV Show)

Actor

Winchell (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Medora 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Saint John of Las Vegas 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Mudge Boy 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (4)

Blind Date 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Joe Gould's Secret 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

co-director (Director)
Writer (2)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Having had his start on the Broadway stage, award-winning actor Stanley Tucci managed to break free of being cast as stereotypical tough guys by displaying his talents in a wide array of performances. After playing a soldier in the Broadway play "The Queen and the Rebels" (1982), Tucci made his feature debut as a hood in John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and soon developed into a highly respected character actor in films like "Billy Bathgate" (1991), "The Pelican Brief" (1993) and the HBO biopic "Winchell" (1998). Alternating between independent films and big budget features, Tucci came within reach of stardom with his delightful performance as proud Italian chef Secondo Pilaggi in "Big Night" (1996), directed by Campbell Scott from a script by Tucci. He went on to portray a wide range of characters on television and in film, playing Puck in "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999) and directing the indie "Joe Gould's Secret" (2001). He played Adolph Eichmann in "Conspiracy" (HBO, 2001), mobster Frank Nitti in "The Road to Perdition" (2002), and Stanley Kubrick in "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" (HBO, 2004). After stealing scenes from Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) and "Julie & Julia" (2009), he earned his first Oscar nomination for playing serial killer George Harvey in "The Lovely Bones" (2009). With turns in such varied movies as "Easy A" (2010), "Burlesque" (2010) and "Margin Call" (2011), it was easy to see why Tucci was considered one of cinema's finest character actors.

Relationships

Felicity Blunt

Wife
Met through her sister Emily, Tucci's co-star in "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006) Engaged November 2011 Tucci confirmed marriage August 2012; couple held formal ceremony Sept. 29, 2012

Edie Falco Actor

Companion
Began a brief affair in 2003 after co-starring in "Frankie and Johnny" on Broadway Tucci left his wife for Falco, but the couple split in 2004

Joseph Tropiano Actor

Cousin
Co-wrote "Big Night" (1996)

Kate Tucci

Wife
Married April 18, 1995 Briefly split in 2003, when he left her for actress Edie Falco Reconciled in 2004 Died on April 27, 2009 from cancer

Christine Tucci Actor

Sister
Born Jan. 19, 1967 Co-starred in "Big Night" (1996)

Stanley Tucci

Father

Joan Tucci

Mother

Camilla Tucci

Daughter
Born in 2002; mother, Kate Tucci

Isabel Tucci

Daughter
Born Jan. 21, 2000; twin of Nicolo; mother, Kate Tucci

Nicolo Tucci

Son
Born Jan. 21, 2000; twin of Isabel; mother, Kate Tucci

Gina Tucci

Sister

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Purchase

Purchase , New York 1982

John Jay High School

Cross River , New York
Member of the school's drama club, with fellow actor Campbell Scott

Milestones

2013

Appeared in the WikiLeaks film "The Fifth Estate"

2013

Featured with Ewan McGregor in "Jack the Giant Slayer"

2013

Reprised the role of Caesar Flickerman in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

2012

Cast as the eccentric Caesar Flickerman in feature film adaptation "The Hunger Games"

2011

Played a scientist who helped created the Super Soldier in "Captain America: The First Avenger"

2011

Joined ensemble cast of financial drama thriller "Margin Call"

2010

Directed Broadway revival of "Lend Me a Tenor," starring Anthony LaPaglia as the tenor and Tony Shalhoub as the manager

2010

Co-starred with Cher and Christina Aguilera in "Burlesque"

2010

Acted opposite Emma Stone in teen comedy "Easy A"

2009

Portrayed Paul Child, Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) husband in Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia"

2009

Cast as George Harvey, a serial killer of young girls in film adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller "The Lovely Bones"

2008

Played Mr. Berk in family film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

2007

Had recurring role as the new hospital chief on NBC's medical drama "ER"

2006

Played Detective Brikowski opposite Josh Hartnett in thriller "Lucky Number Slevin"

2006

Won Emmy for guest starring role on USA Network series "Monk"

2006

Co-starred opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" playing a fashion editor

2005

Voiced Herb Copperbottom in animated feature "Robots"

2004

Portrayed Stanley Kubrick in HBO movie "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"

2004

Cast opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal"

2002

Cast as Ralph Fiennes' anxious campaign manager in "Maid in Manhattan"

2002

Cast in role of Johnny in revival of Terrence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny"; earned Tony nomination

2002

Played real-life Chicago mobster Frank Nitti in "The Road to Perdition"

2001

Portrayed Adolph Eichmann in HBO drama "Conspiracy"

2001

Cast as a studio executive in "America's Sweethearts"

2001

Co-starred in "Sidewalks of New York" as a philanderer

2000

Co-starred on TNT series "Bull"

2000

Produced and directed third feature "Joe Gould's Secret"; also co-starred with Ian Holm

1999

Portrayed Puck in "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1998

Starred in HBO biopic "Winchell"

1998

Solo feature writing and directing debut, "The Impostors"

1996

Signed two-year deal with Rysher Entertainment to write, direct, and produce through his company First Cold Press Prods.

1995

Made feature directorial debut (as co-director with Campbell Scott) and feature screenwriting debut (as co-writer with his cousin Joseph Tropiano) with "Big Night"

1995

Cast as Richard Cross in Steven Bochco's courtroom drama "Murder One" (ABC)

1993

Appeared as an Arab assassin in "The Pelican Brief"

1992

Featured as dogcatcher Vernon in family comedy "Beethoven"

1991

Portrayed Lucky Luciano in Robert Benton's "Billy Bathgate"

1991

Landed recurring role as a police detective on ABC's "Equal Justice"

1990

Played recurring role of an ad agency owner on NBC's "thirtysomething"

1988

Had recurring role of predatory gangster Enrico 'Rick' Pinzolo in "Wiseguy" (CBS)

1987

Appeared on two episodes of "Miami Vice" (NBC) as mob chief Frank Mosca

1987

TV debut, "Crime Story" (NBC)

1985

Made feature debut as a soldier in "Prizzi's Honor"

1982

Made stage debut in "The Queen and the Rebels"

Raised in Katonah, NY

Bonus Trivia

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Tucci was co-owner of the Finch Tavern restaurant in Croton Falls, NY.

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"The upside [of being a character actor] is you get to play a variety of roles. I suppose the downside is, it's very difficult being ethnic, Italian. People want you to always play the Italian gangster, and that's a little frustrating after a while. If it's well-written, it's okay, but all too often it's not. And in Hollywood, ideas of what's romantic, and who's romantic, don't often include my type." – Tucci quoted in the Daily News, Sept. 15, 1993

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"I wanted to finally get a decent part for myself. I mean, if I'd been cast in enough good roles, I don't think I would have gotten around to making ['Big Night']" – Tucci to Empire magazine, June 1997

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"I've made a lot of compromises in my career, but I had to do it. I knew certain jobs I was taking for political reasons. If I waited around for all the great parts in all the great movies to come my way, I would never work, ever, and I don't want to live that way." – Tucci to The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 15, 1997

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