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Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci has appeared in more than 50 films and countless television shows. In the past few years he has appeared in films such as THE TERMINAL, HBO's The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN and ROAD TO PERDITION. He is no stranger to the theater and has appeared in over a dozen plays, on and off-Broadway.

Most recently, he starred in the Golden Globe nominee THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. He has finished filming WHAT JUST HAPPENED? alongside Bruce Willis, John Turturro and Robert De Niro. After seven years, Tucci was again behind the camera to direct the upcoming BLIND DATE.

In 2002, Tucci received critical acclaim for his work in DreamWorks' ROAD TO PERDITION, costarring

Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman. He also appeared in the Barry Sonnenfeld comedy BIG TROUBLE, co-starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Omar Epps, Janeane Garofalo and Jason Lee. Tucci also graced screens in SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK, written and directed by Edward Burns and starring Heather Graham and Brittany Murphy; AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, opposite Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Crystal; and Conspiracy, alongside Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth, a highly acclaimed HBO drama for which Tucci earned both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Made-for-TV-Movie or Miniseries. He also received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Walter Winchell, a founder of American gossip, in the HBO original film, Winchell, one of the juiciest roles of his diverse career.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, in which Tucci played the role of renowned director Stanley Kubrick, premiered on HBO in 2004. The Stephen Hopkins drama starred Stephen Fry, John Lithgow and Miriam Margolyes and tied for the year's most Emmy nominations with 16 bids. Also in 2004, Tucci starred opposite Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy SHALL WE DANCE, directed by Peter Chelsom. He co-starred in the James Redford film SPIN, with Dana Delany and Ruben Blades, and worked alongside Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL. In 2005, Tucci lent his voice to Fox Animation's ROBOTS as the Herb Copperbottom character.

Other film credits include DECONSTRUCTING HARRY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE ALARMIST, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, THE DAYTRIPPERS, KISS OF DEATH, MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, THE PELICAN BRIEF, PRELUDE TO A KISS, BILLY BATHGATE, IN THE SOUP and SLAVES OF NEW YORK.

Tucci's multiple talents have led to a very diverse career. Not only an accomplished and gifted actor, he is a writer, director and producer. His most recent directorial effort was JOE GOULD'S SECRET, which starred Ian Holm as bohemian writer Joe Gould and Tucci as Joseph Mitchell, the famed writer for The New Yorker.

BIG NIGHT, Tucci's first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor on the same film, earned him numerous accolades. Prizes included the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival as well as honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Tucci wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in THE IMPOSTORS, an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival that was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Tucci's work on television includes appearance on TNT's Bull, Equal Justice, Wiseguy, The Equalizer, thirtysomething and The Street. He also starred as Richard Cross in the Steven Bochco drama Murder One, a performance for which he earned an Emmy nomination. More recently, he appeared in the season premiere of Monk.

Tucci, no stranger to the theater, has appeared in many plays including Execution of Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Misanthrope. He has also performed in a number of off-Broadway plays, at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase, where he first studied acting.

Tucci resides in New York with his wife and three children.


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Stanley Tucci Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayNovember 11, 1960 (57)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceKatonah, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Stanley Tucci compared to you?
Awards2002 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for Conspiracy)
1999 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for Winchell)

Selected Filmography

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Episode 1
Wild Card
Conspiracy
Maid In Manhattan
The Hunger Games
Beauty and the Beast
Captain America: The First Avenger
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Devil Wears Prada
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