Stanley Tucci is a talented actor and three-time Emmy award winner who is famous for playing intriguing and highly versatile roles. True to his talent if it was ever in doubt, his roles in movies such as The Lovely Bones, The Pelican Brief, Monk, and Winchell made him a household name both 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 in Peekskill, New York, United States, on the 11th of November 1960. His father, Stanley Tucci Sr., worked at the Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, as an art teacher while his mother, Joan Tucci (née Tropiano), worked as a writer as well as a secretary. He happens to have two younger siblings of which one of them, Christine Tucci, is an actress.
In the early 1970s, Stanley’s father took the whole family back to Italy where they spent a full year. This move was done in order to familiarize him and his siblings with their Italian heritage and it sure paid off in his later years.
For his studies, Stanley Tucci was enrolled into the John Jay High School where he was also on the baseball and soccer team. Regardless of this, he was most passionate about acting and subsequently joined the school’s drama club where he met future actor, Campbell Scott. Stanley would later move on to major in acting at SUNY Purchase. Having completed the requirements for his studies, he graduated successfully in 1982.
The young actor got the chance to star in the 1982 play titled, The Queen and the Rebels, in which he acted alongside his high school friend and actor, Campbell Scott. It was this opportunity that earned him an “Actor’s Equity” card. In terms of his acting debut, he appeared in his very first mainstream movie in the 1985 film, Prizzi’s Honor.
The Peekskill-born actor starred alongside his cousin, Joseph Tropiano in the movie, Big Night. Interestingly, the movie won Tropiano and Stanley, the “Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.” Other notable works he participated in include Beethoven (1992), Conspiracy (2001), Easy A (2010), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). He has also worked in the television series, Murder One (1995-96), where he was cast as Richard Cross “the mysterious.”
Stanley Tucci is also a businessman who is the part-owner of the “Finch Tavern restaurant. His cookbook named, “The Tucci Cookbook,” was released in the Autumn of 2012. The year 2017 saw him star in some of the best projects of his career to date, first was his appearance in the Disney live-action remake, as Maestro Cadenza the composer in Beauty and the Beast. The second was his role in the novel-adapted movie The Children act.
His Net Worth?
Hollywood can be most rewarding to people who are indeed talented and skillful in their arts and Stanley Tucci is no doubt a talented actor. For his contribution to Hollywood movies which can be felt throughout his career, you can best believe that his hard work is paying off big time at least his financial standings tell a lot. With a net worth of $25 million, he sure is living his best life.
Personal Life- Wife
It would have been much of a surprise if the successful actor wasn’t hooked with anyone after so many years but your guess is as good as mine, he is indeed a married man. His first marriage was with Kate Tucci in 1995. Before marrying her, she was formerly married to Alexander Scott, a stage manager with whom she had two kids. As a couple, Stanley and Kate had three kids who they raised alongside two of Kate’s kids from her previous marriage.
In 2002, while working on Terrence McNally’s Broadway show Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, he met actress, Edie Falco. The pair then entered into a relationship that made Stanley leave his wife and kids. He later ended the affair, apologized to his family and was let back into their lives. In 2009, tragedy struck in the Tucci family when his wife Kate lost her battle with cancer.
Stanley moved on with life and later met Felicity Blunt, the elder sister of Emily Blunt (who acted in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, alongside Tucci). Stanley and Emily got engaged in 2011 and they tied the knot in the Summer of 2012. Together they are proud parents of two kids, a son named, Matteo Oliver who was born in January 2015, and a daughter, Emilia Giovanna who was born in April 2018.