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Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli, acclaimed actor, writer and producer, has established a successful career in both television and film. He recently starred as Chick Benetto in "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day" on ABC. His role as Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed series The Sopranos earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy(r) Award and a Golden Globe(r) nomination. In addition to his role as a cast member, Imperioli wrote five episodes of the show. He also had a star turn on the right side of the law as a detective in the acclaimed series Law & Order, and was the voice of Frankie in the DreamWorks Academy Award-nominated Shark Tale.

Imperioli recently completed production on a feature film entitled Hungry Ghosts, which he wrote and directed and is currently editing. He has a starring role in Peter Jackson's upcoming movie, The Lovely Bones, opposite Rachel Weiz and Mark Wahlberg, based on the bestselling book and slated for release in Fall 2009.

Imperioli first came to the public's attention as Spider in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas. In his more than 30 film roles, he has worked with such acclaimed directors as Spike Lee on Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers, Girl 6 and Summer of Sam; the Hughes Brothers on Dead Presidents, and with Nancy Savoca on Household Saints. Other credits include Campbell Scott's Hamlet, Peter Mattei's Love in the Time of Money, Gary Winnick's Sweet Nothing and the comedy My Baby's Daddy.

As a writer, Imperioli has done work for Dimension on King Suckerman and penned the screen adaptation of Mario Puzo's Omerta for Miramax. He also wrote and executive-produced Summer of Sam.

In Imperioli's ongoing commitment to New York City theater, he and his wife, Victoria, founded Studio Dante, a 60-seat non-profit theater for new works. The theater was built to inspire the next generation of New York's performance artists and audiences.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Michael Imperioli Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1966 (51)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Michael Imperioli compared to you?
Awards2004 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos)

Selected Filmography

Pilot
Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Volume 1 of 2
Shark Tale
GoodFellas
The Lovely Bones
Sopranos Behind-The-Scenes Volume 2 of 2
Last Man Standing
Goodfellas 25th Anniversary ? Movie
The Wannabe
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