Stanley Tucci is a talented actor and three-time Emmy Award winner, known for his fascinating and extremely versatile roles. True to his talent, if there was ever any doubt, his roles in films such as The Lovely Bones, The Pelican Brief, Monk, and Winchell made him a household name in the United States and beyond. In addition, The One and Only Shrek! earned him a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children. There is definitely more to Tucci than meets the eye, read on for more interesting details about the actor.
Stanley Tucci Biography
Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York, United States. His father, Stanley Tucci Sr., worked at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, as an art teacher, while his mother, Joan Tucci (née Tropiano), worked as both a writer and a secretary. He happens to have two younger siblings, one of whom, Christine Tucci, is an actress.
In the early 1970s, Stanley’s father took the whole family back to Italy where they spent a whole year. This move was made to familiarize him and his siblings with their Italian heritage and it certainly paid off in his later years.
For his studies, Stanley Tucci was enrolled at John Jay High School, where he also played in the baseball and football teams. Regardless of this, he was most passionate about acting and then joined the school’s drama club where he met future actor Campbell Scott. Stanley was later to switch to acting studies at SUNY Purchase. After meeting the requirements for his studies, he successfully completed it in 1982.
In 1982 the young actor got the chance to act in the play with the title “The Queen and the Rebels”, in which he played at the side of his friend and actor Campbell Scott from high school. It was this opportunity that earned him the “Actor’s Equity” card. As for his acting debut, in 1985 he appeared in his very first mainstream film, Prizzi’s Honor.
The Peekskill-born actor starred alongside his cousin Joseph Tropiano in the film Big Night. Interestingly, the film Tropiano and Stanley won the “Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay”. Other notable works in which he was involved include Beethoven (1992), Conspiracy (2001), Leicht A (2010), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). He has also appeared in the television series Murder One (1995-96), in which he was cast as Richard Cross “the Mysterious”.
Stanley Tucci is also a businessman who is co-owner of the restaurant “Finch Tavern”. His cookbook entitled “The Tucci Cookbook” was published in the fall of 2012. In 2017, he starred in some of the best projects of his career to date, first appearing in a live remake of Disney as Maestro Cadenza, the composer in Beauty and the Beast. The second was his role in the novel adapted film The Children act.
His Net Worth?
Hollywood can be most rewarding to people who are indeed talented and skilled in their art, and Stanley Tucci is without a doubt a talented actor. For his contribution to Hollywood movies, which has been noticeable throughout his career, one can best believe that his hard work pays off on a grand scale, at least his financial situation says a lot. With a net worth of 25 million dollars, he is certainly living his best life.
Personal Life- Wife
It would have been a big surprise if the successful actor would not be attached to anyone after so many years, but your guess is as good as mine, he is actually a married man. His first marriage was with Kate Tucci in 1995. Before she married her, she was married to Alexander Scott, a stage manager with whom she had two children. As a couple, Stanley and Kate had three children, which she raised along with two of Kate’s children from her previous marriage.
In 2002, while working on the Broadway show Frankie and Johnny in Terrence McNally’s Clair de Lune, he met the actress Edie Falco. The couple then entered into a relationship that caused Stanley to leave his wife and children. Later he ended the affair, apologized to his family, and was let back into their lives. In 2009 a tragedy occurred in the Tucci family when his wife Kate lost her battle with cancer.
Stanley continued to live his life and later met Felicity Blunt, the older sister of Emily Blunt (who played Prada at Tucci’s side in the movie The Devil Wears Prada). Stanley and Emily became engaged in 2011 and tied the knot in summer 2012. Together they are the proud parents of two children, a son named Matteo Oliver, born in January 2015, and a daughter, Emilia Giovanna, born in April 2018.