Stanley Tucci biography

Stanley Tucci

Date of Birth: January 11, 1960

Born in Peekskill, New York, Tucci graduated from the acting program at State University of New York at Purchase when he was 22 and got his first film role three years later. But he would have to wait another 11 years before his "big night" which would literally come with the film Big Night, a film he not only acted in but also wrote and directed.

About getting to make Big Night, an excellent little movie about two Italian brothers and a failing restaurant that's guaranteed to make you hungry, Tucci says, "There are exceedingly few people in the world that make the movies they want to make. Woody Allen is one of them. Maybe Bernardo Bertolucci's another. And I guess Bertrand Tavernier. All the others are dead. Even Marty Scorsese struggles. So the chance to do what you set out to do...that's precious."

In Big Night, Tucci the brother who wants to compromise on quality and flair in order to keep the failing restaurant afloat while his perfectionist chef sibling (Tony Shalhoub) wants only to create culinary masterpieces. Both actors turn in fine performances that helped them further their careers.

"As an actor," Tucci said about the time immediately following the release of Big Night, "my life has definitely changed. I don't have to go around begging for jobs now."

Since his big break, Tucci has landed roles in other hit films such as A Life Less Ordinary (1997), co-starred in Montana (1997), played the mischevious Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), and Preston Boyd in the 1999 thriller, In Too Deep. For his work as a serial killer in the 2009 film The Lovely Bones, he received his first Academy Award nomination. He also starred in the 2012 film The Hunger Games, based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins and played a supporting role in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). He lent his voice to the animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014). He starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014). More recently, he starred in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015).

Tucci was married in 1995 and his wife, Kate, gave birth to twins in 2000. However, after Tucci reportedly began dating actress Edie Falco while they were co-starring on Broadway in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, his wife Katie demanded a separation. Tucci and Falco's relationship ended in 2004. Katie took him back, but he lost her to breast cancer in April 2009.

Filmography:

Patient Zero(2017)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Gambit (2013) (2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Transformers: Age of Extinction(2014)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman(2014)
The Company You Keep(2013)
The Fifth Estate(2013)
Gambit(2013)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire(2013)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters(2013)
Jack the Giant Killer (2012)
The Hunger Games(2012)
Captain America: The First Avenger(2011)
Margin Call(2011)
Burlesque(2010)
Easy A(2010)
The Lovely Bones(2010)
Julie & Julia(2009)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008) (voice)
Cat Tale (2008) (voice)
Space Chimps (2008) (voice)
Swing Vote(2008)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl(2008)
What Just Happened? (2008)
Blind Date (2008)
Four Last Songs (2007)
The Hoax(2006)
The Devil Wears Prada(2006)
Lucky Number Slevin(2006)
Robots (2005) (voice)
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Spin (2004)
Shall We Dance?(2004)
The Terminal(2004)
The Core(2003)
Road To Perdition(2002)
Big Trouble(2002)
Sidewalks of New York(2001)
America's Sweethearts(2001)
The Whole Shebang (2001)
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy(2000)
Joe Gould's Secret(2000)
In Too Deep(1999)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
The Impostors(1998)
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Deconstructing Harry(1997)
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Life During Wartime(1997)
Montana (1997)
Big Night(1996)
The Daytrippers (1996)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Jury Duty (1995)
Captive(1995)
A Modern Affair (1995)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Somebody to Love (1994)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Undercover Blues (1993)
In the Soup (1992)
Beethoven(1992)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
The Public Eye (1992)
Billy Bathgate (1991)
Men of Respect (1991)
Quick Change (1990)
Slaves of New York (1989)
The Feud (1989)
Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988)
Who's That Girl? (1987)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
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