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James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. James' breakthrough role was his portrayal of Virgil the hitman in Tony Scott's True Romance (1993), but the role that brought him worldwide fame and accolades was as complex Mafia boss Tony Soprano in HBO's smash hit series The Sopranos (1999). He died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 2013 while vacationing in Italy.


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Born:
Sep 18, 1961 In Westwood, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
6
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series America's Book of Secrets 2012-01-15

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 40 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Sopranos
Filmography
America's Book of Secrets Unknown 2012-01-15
The Sopranos Tony Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007 1999-01-10
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
20/20 Unknown 1978-06-06
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21