He has won three Emmy Awards; two for his performances in Winchell and Monk, and one as a producer of Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek!.
Tucci at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival
|Born||November 11, 1960|
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Barnes, London, England|
|Alma mater||SUNY Purchase|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, director|
(m. 1995; died 2009)
|Relatives||Christine Tucci (sister)|
Emily Blunt (sister-in-law)
Tucci was born in Peekskill, New York and grew up in nearby Katonah. His parents, Joan (née Tropiano), a secretary and writer, and Stanley Tucci, Sr., an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, both of Italian descent, had roots in Calabria. Tucci is the oldest of three children; his sister is actress Christine Tucci. Screenwriter Joseph Tropiano is a cousin. During the early 1970s, the family spent a year living in Florence, Italy.
He attended John Jay High School, where he played on the soccer team and baseball teams, although his main interest lay in the school's drama club, where he and fellow actor and high school buddy, Campbell Scott, son of actor George C. Scott, gave well-received performances at many of John Jay's drama club productions. Tucci then attended SUNY Purchase, where he majored in acting and graduated in 1982. Among his classmates at SUNY Purchase was fellow acting student, Ving Rhames. It was Tucci who gave Rhames, born Irving, the "Ving" nickname by which he is now known.
Tucci earned his Actors' Equity card when actress Colleen Dewhurst, the mother of Tucci's high-school friend, actor Campbell Scott, arranged for the two young men to have parts as soldiers in a Broadway play in which she was co-starring, The Queen and the Rebels, premiering September 30, 1982. His film debut was in Prizzi's Honor (1985). He performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1991 in a Molière play. Tucci is known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Beethoven, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross. Big Night (1996), which he starred in, co-wrote with his cousin Joseph Tropiano, and co-directed with Scott, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also featured his sister Christine and their mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film. It won him and Tropiano the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
He has been nominated three times for Golden Globes, and won twice – for his title role in Winchell (1998), and for his supporting role as Adolf Eichmann in Conspiracy (2001), both for HBO films. He also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell. He was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his role as Johnny in the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series. Tucci's TV series, the medical drama 3 lbs., debuted on CBS on November 14, 2006, but canceled that November 30 due to low ratings. He provides the voiceover in the AT&T Wireless "Raising the Bar" marketing campaign. In 2007, he had a recurring role in medical drama ER.
In 2009, Tucci portrayed George Harvey, a serial killer of young girls, in The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, for which he received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. To prepare for the role, he consulted with retired FBI profiler John Douglas. The following year, Tucci directed a revival of the Ken Ludwig play Lend Me a Tenor on Broadway, starring Tony Shalhoub. Tucci played Dr. Abraham Erskine in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. He has appeared in such films as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Julie & Julia (2009), both opposite Meryl Streep, and as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games and its sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. In 2013, he played the role of the Ancient Greek God Dionysus in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Tucci then portrayed Kinetic Solutions Incorporated CEO Joshua Joyce in Transformers: Age of Extinction and then played wizard Merlin in its 2017 sequel Transformers: The Last Knight.
Tucci was co-owner of the Finch Tavern restaurant in Croton Falls, New York. His cookbook, The Tucci Cookbook, was released in Autumn 2012. On September 24, 2013, Variety and Entertainment Weekly reported that Tucci will guest voice-star in the long-running adult animated series American Dad!, the episode slated to air as part of the show's 10th season (2013–14). In January 2015, Tucci was cast as one of the leading roles in Screen Gems horror-thriller film Patient Zero, along with Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer.
Tucci's first wife, Kathryn "Kate" Tucci (b. 1962), died of breast cancer in 2009. She was a social worker and former wife of actor and stage manager Alexander R. Scott, the elder son of actors Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott. She and Tucci married in 1995 and had three children. The couple also raised Kate's two children from her previous marriage. Tucci left his wife in 2002 and had an affair with the actress Edie Falco, with whom he was appearing on Broadway in Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune but the affair ended and he returned to his wife and children.
In 2011, Tucci became engaged to Felicity Blunt, an English literary agent. She is the elder sister of actress Emily Blunt, who co-starred with Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada and introduced the couple several years later at her own wedding. Tucci and Blunt married in a civil ceremony in summer 2012, followed by a larger observance at Middle Temple Hall in London on September 29, 2012. The couple live in Barnes, London and have a son, Matteo Oliver (b. January 2015) and a daughter, Emilia Giovanna (b. April 2018).
On September 12, 2016, Tucci, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, of which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.
|1987||Who's That Girl||2nd Dock Worker|
|1988||Monkey Shines||Dr. John Wiseman|
|1989||Slaves of New York||Darryl|
|1989||Fear, Anxiety & Depression||Donny|
|1990||The Feud||Harvey Yelton|
|1990||Men of Respect||Mal|
|1991||Billy Bathgate||Lucky Luciano|
|1992||In the Soup||Gregoire|
|1992||Prelude to a Kiss||Taylor|
|1992||The Public Eye||Sal|
|1993||The Pelican Brief||Khamel|
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Eddie Biasi|
|1994||Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||Fred Hunter|
|1994||Somebody to Love||George|
|1995||Kiss of Death||Frank Zioli|
|1995||Sex & the Other Man||Arthur|
|1996||A Modern Affair||Peter Kessler|
|1996||The Daytrippers||Louis D'Amico|
|1996||Big Night||Secondo||Also writer, director and co-producer|
|1997||Deconstructing Harry||Paul Epstein|
|1997||The Alarmist||Heinrich Grigoris|
|1997||A Life Less Ordinary||Elliot Zweikel|
|1998||The Eighteenth Angel||Todd Stanton|
|1998||The Impostors||Arthur||Also writer, director and producer|
|1999||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Puck|
|1999||In Too Deep||Preston D'Ambrosio|
|2000||Joe Gould's Secret||Joe Mitchell||Also director and producer|
|2001||Sidewalks of New York||Griffin Risto|
|2001||America's Sweethearts||Dave Kingman|
|2001||The Whole Shebang||Giovanni Bazinni|
|2002||Big Trouble||Arthur Herk|
|2002||Road to Perdition||Frank Nitti|
|2002||Maid in Manhattan||Jerry Siegel|
|2003||The Core||Dr. Conrad Zimsky|
|2004||The Life and Death of Peter Sellers||Stanley Kubrick|
|2004||The Terminal||Frank Dixon|
|2004||Shall We Dance?||Link|
|2005||Robots||Herb Copperbottom (voice)|
|2006||Lucky Number Slevin||Det. Brikowski|
|2006||The Devil Wears Prada||Nigel Kipling|
|2006||The Hoax||Shelton Fisher|
|2007||Four Last Songs||Larry|
|2007||Blind Date||Don||Also writer and director|
|2008||Kit Kittredge: An American Girl||Mr. Berk|
|2008||Space Chimps||The Senator (voice)|
|2008||Swing Vote||Martin Fox|
|2008||What Just Happened||Scott Solomon|
|2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Boldo (voice)|
|2009||Julie & Julia||Paul Child|
|2009||The Lovely Bones||George Harvey|
|2010||Easy A||Dill Penderghast|
|2011||Margin Call||Eric Dale|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Abraham Erskine|
|2012||The Hunger Games||Caesar Flickerman|
|2012||The Company You Keep||Ray Fuller|
|2013||Jack the Giant Slayer||Lord Roderick|
|2013||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters||Dionysus (Mr. D)|
|2013||The Fifth Estate||James Boswell|
|2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Caesar Flickerman|
|2013||Some Velvet Morning||Fred|
|2014||The Wind Rises||Giovanni Battista Caproni (voice)|
|2014||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||Leonardo da Vinci (voice)|
|2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Ivan the Guard||Cameo|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Joshua Joyce|
|2014||A Little Chaos||Philippe I, Duke of Orléans|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||Caesar Flickerman|
|2015||Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant||Publishing Executive|
|2015||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2||Caesar Flickerman|
|2017||Final Portrait||N/A||Writer and director|
|2017||Beauty and the Beast||Maestro Cadenza|
|2017||Transformers: The Last Knight||Merlin|
|2017||The Children Act (My Lady)||Jack|
|2018||Show Dogs||Philippe (voice)|
|2018||Patient Zero||The Professor|
|2018||A Private War||Tony Shaw|
|2019||The Silence||Hugh Andrews|
|2020||Kingsman: The Great Game||Post-production|
|TBA||What is Life Worth||Charles Wolf||Filming|
|1987||Crime Story||Zack Lowman||Episode: "The Battle of Las Vegas"|
|1987||Kojak: The Price of Justice||1st Tenant||Television movie|
|1988||The Street||Arthur Scolari||Unknown episodes|
|1986||Miami Vice||Steven Demarco||Episode: "Baby Blues"|
|1987–88||Miami Vice||Frank Mosca||2 episodes|
|1988||The Equalizer||Assemblyman Phillip Wingate||Episode: "The Last Campaign"|
|1988–89||Wiseguy||Rick Pinzolo||5 episodes|
|1989–90||thirtysomething||Karl Draconis||2 episodes|
|1990||Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Stranger||Detective Patrick McGuire||Television movie|
|1990||Lifestories||Art Conforti||Episode: "Art Conforti"|
|1991||Equal Justice||Detective Frank Mirelli||3 episodes|
|1995–96||Murder One||Richard Cross||22 episodes|
|1998||Winchell||Walter Winchell||Television movie|
|2000||Bull||Hunter Lasky||5 episodes|
|2001||Conspiracy||Adolf Eichmann||Television movie|
|2004||Frasier||Morrie (caller)||Episode: "Frasier-Lite"|
|2006||Monk||David Ruskin||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Actor"|
|2006||3 lbs.||Dr. Douglas Hanson||6 episodes|
|2007–08||ER||Dr. Kevin Moretti||10 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Henry Warren||Episode: "Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky"|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Rich Uncle Pennybags/Party Host (voices)||Episode: "Butchered in Burbank"|
|2013||American Dad!||Lorenzo (voice)||Episode: "Permanent Record Wrecker"|
|2014–15||BoJack Horseman||Herb Kazzaz (voice)||8 episodes|
|2015||Fortitude||DCI Eugene Morton||9 episodes|
|2015||The Italian Americans||Narrator||4 episodes|
|2015||Peter & Wendy||Captain Hook/Fit Surgeon/Mr. Darling||Television movie|
|2017||Feud: Bette and Joan||Jack L. Warner||6 episodes|
A Private War is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Matthew Heineman and starring Rosamund Pike as journalist Marie Colvin. The film is based on the 2012 article "Marie Colvin’s Private War" in Vanity Fair by Marie Brenner. The film was written by Arash Amel and features Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States on November 2, 2018. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Pike's performance. At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, the film earned nominations for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Pike) and Best Original Song ("Requiem for A Private War"), while director Matthew Heineman received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First Time Feature Film Director from the Directors Guild of America.Big Night
Big Night is a 1996 American comedy-drama film directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by David Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, the film was met with positive reviews and grossed $14 million worldwide. It was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" at the Sundance Film Festival and the "Grand Special Prize" at the Deauville Film Festival.
Scott and Tucci won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director. Tucci and Joseph Tropiano won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Tucci heads the cast, with Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver and Isabella Rossellini.Blind Date (2007 film)
Blind Date is a 2007 drama film from director Stanley Tucci. This is Tucci's fourth directorial feature, who also stars and co-wrote the screenplay with David Schechter. The film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a remake of the 1996 film of the same name by the late Dutch director Theo van Gogh.Christine Tucci
Christine Tucci (; born January 19, 1967) is an American actress.Final Portrait
Final Portrait is a 2017 British-American drama film written and directed by Stanley Tucci. The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner and Sylvie Testud.
The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2017. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2017, by Vertigo Releasing. On March 23, 2018, Sony Pictures Classics released the film in the United States.Gambit (2012 film)
Gambit is a 2012 film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. This version is written by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film premiered in Great Britain on 21 November 2012; it never received a theatrical release in the US, despite originally being planned for a 12 October 2012 release, and went straight-to-DVD on 25 April 2014.Gotham Independent Film Awards 2010
The 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project, were held on November 29, 2010 and were hosted by Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci. The nominees were announced on October 18, 2010.Independent Lens
Independent Lens is a weekly television series airing on PBS presenting documentary films made by independent filmmakers. Past seasons of Independent Lens were presented by hosts Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco, Terrence Howard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stanley Tucci, who served two stints as host from 2012-2014.The series began in 1999 and for three years aired 10 episodes each fall season. In 2002, PBS announced that in 2003 the series would relaunch and expand to 29 primetime episodes a year. The 2017-2018 season is regarded as the 16th season for the series.
Independent Lens has won six Primetime Emmy Awards and 20 films have won News & Documentary Emmy Awards. In 2012, "Have You Heard From Johannesburg?" won for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking; in 2007, A Lion in the House won for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking; and A Lion's Trail won in 2006 for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming. Three other films won for Best Documentary: Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life in 2008, Be Good, Smile Pretty in 2004, and Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle in 2000. Four Independent Lens films won News & Documentary Emmys in 2017 alone: The Armor of Light; (T)error; Best of Enemies; and In Football We Trust. As well, six Independent Lens films garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2006), The Weather Underground (2004), Waste Land (2010), Hell and Back Again (2011), How to Survive a Plague (2012), and I Am Not Your Negro (2016). Other awards conferred upon Independent Lens films include the George Foster Peabody Award, International Documentary Association Documentary Awards, Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, and Sundance Film Festival Awards.Joe Gould's Secret (film)
Joe Gould's Secret is a 2000 American drama film directed by Stanley Tucci. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman is based on the magazine article Professor Sea Gull and the book Joe Gould's Secret by Joseph Mitchell.Marzi
Marzi is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It is also the birthplace of award-winning cinematographer Mauro Fiore. The town is also where Stanislao Tucci, the grandfather of actor Stanley Tucci, was born.Men of Respect
Men of Respect is a 1990 crime drama film, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. It stars John Turturro as Mike Battaglia, a Mafia hitman who climbs his way to the top by killing his boss.
The film also stars Rod Steiger, Stanley Tucci, Dennis Farina and Peter Boyle and is directed by William C. Reilly. It is not the first attempt to transplant MacBeth to the American mob culture; it was done in the 1955 film Joe MacBeth.Nomis (film)
Nomis is a 2018 Canadian-American psychological thriller written and directed by David Raymond. The film stars Henry Cavill, Alexandra Daddario, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion and Brendan Fletcher.Some Velvet Morning (film)
Some Velvet Morning is a 2013 American drama film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Alice Eve and Stanley Tucci.The Children Act (film)
The Children Act is a 2017 drama film directed by Richard Eyre, produced by Duncan Kenworthy, and written by Ian McEwan, based on his 2014 novel of the same name. It stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.
The film had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2017. and was released in the United Kingdom on 24 August 2018, by Entertainment One, and through DirecTV Cinema on 16 August 2018, before opening in the USA in a limited release on 14 September 2018, by A24.The Daytrippers
The Daytrippers is a 1996 independent drama film written and directed by Greg Mottola. It stars Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber.The Impostors
The Impostors is a 1998 American farce motion picture directed, written and produced by Stanley Tucci, starring Oliver Platt, Tucci, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Connolly.
The film, in which Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci play a Laurel and Hardy-like odd couple of out-of work actors, is set in the depression-era 1930s; indeed, the retro style of the film is a recreation of 1930s screwball comedy. The opening silent sequence harks back to the golden days of silent film.
The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.The Silence (2019 film)
The Silence is a 2019 English-language horror film released on Netflix and starring Kiernan Shipka and Stanley Tucci. It is directed by John R. Leonetti based on a screenplay by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke that adapts the 2015 horror novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon. The film depicts a world under attack by creatures who hunt by sound. Shipka plays a late-deafened teenager who seeks shelter with her family, and a cult seeks to take advantage of her deafness.Netflix released The Silence on April 10, 2019.What Just Happened
What Just Happened is a 2008 American satirical comedy-drama directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro. The supporting cast includes Catherine Keener, Robin Wright Penn, Stanley Tucci, and Sean Penn.
What Just Happened is an independent film, produced by 2929 Productions, Art Linson Productions and Tribeca Productions, and was released on October 17, 2008.The film is based on the book What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line by Art Linson, about his experiences as a producer in Hollywood.This film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2008.
Films directed by Stanley Tucci