James Gandolfini

Born Sep 18, 1961

James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, about a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia. For this role, Gandolfini garnered enormous praise, winning both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Gandolfini.


1961 Birth Born on September 18, 1961.


1979 17 Years Old Gandolfini grew up in Park Ridge, New Jersey and graduated from Park Ridge High School in 1979, where he played basketball, acted in school plays, and was awarded the title "Class Flirt" in his senior yearbook.


1982 20 Years Old He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Rutgers University in 1982, where he worked as a bouncer at an on-campus pub. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old Gandolfini performed in a 1992 Broadway production of On the Waterfront for six weeks. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old In 1995, he was in the box office hit Crimson Tide. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old The show debuted in 1999 and was broadcast until 2007. … Read More


2002 40 Years Old Gandolfini and his first wife, Marcy Wudarski, divorced in December 2002. … Read More
2006 44 Years Old That same year, Gandolfini returned to HBO as the executive producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary special, Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, his first project after The Sopranos and the first production for his company Attaboy Films, which was opened in 2006 with producing partner Alexandra Ryan.
2008 46 Years Old On August 30, 2008, after two years of dating, Gandolfini married former model and actress Deborah Lin in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii.
He returned to the stage in 2009, appearing in Broadway's God of Carnage with Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, and Jeff Daniels. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Their daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini, was born in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 2012.
Gandolfini died at the age of 51 in Rome on June 19, 2013. … Read More
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