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Michael Imperioli is currently on HBO's hit show The Sopranos, for which he earned a nomination for the 2001 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Christopher Moltisanti.

Michael has appeared in over thirty films, including the role of Spider in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, five films with Spike Lee: Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers, Girl 6 and Summer Of Sam, the Hughes Brothers' Dead Presidents, Abel Ferrara's The Addiction, Household Saints, Bad Boys, Basketball Diaries, I Shot Andy Warhol, Girls Town, and Walter Hills' Last Man Standing, opposite Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken.

Additionally, Imperioli co-wrote and was executive producer of Spike Lee's Summer Of Sam.

His starring role in the 1996 Warner Bros. film Sweet Nothing (opposite Mira Sorvino) won acclaim from film critics across the country. Siskel and Ebert hailed him as the actor to watch for in the future. Releases in 1997 included Office Killer (opposite Jeanne Tripplehorn and Molly Ringwald) and a starring role in James Merendino's A River Made To Drown In (opposite Richard Chamberlain).

His television appearances include guest leads on Law and Order, NYPD Blue and Under Suspicion, as well as his more recent roles in Hamlet and Disappearing Act.

Imperioli has produced, directed and acted on the New York stage for over a decade. Some of his work includes his critically acclaimed performances in Avenue Boys directed by Frederick Zollo, Displaced Persons (opposite Martha Plimpton), Half Deserted Street, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's The Writing On The Wall, and Little Blood Brother. As producer and director, he co-founded Machine Full, an experimental downtown theater company, creating over twenty new works with writer Tom Gilroy and actor Lili Taylor.

updated 01-Jul-2002


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