Tucci at the premiere of Jack the Giant Slayer, Los Angeles, February 27, 2013
|Born||January 11 or November 11, 1960; sources differ
Peekskill, New York, United States
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Purchase (B.A., 1982)|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, director|
(1995–2009; her death)
|Relatives||Christine Tucci (sister)
Emily Blunt (sister-in-law)
John Krasinski (brother-in-law)
Stanley Tucci (born January 11 or November 11, 1960; sources differ) is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for performance in The Lovely Bones (2009), and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Winchell. He also was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One And Only Shrek.
Early life 
Tucci was born in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in nearby Katonah, the son of Joan (née Tropiano), a secretary and writer, and Stanley Tucci, Sr., an art teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. His parents, both of Italian descent, had roots in Calabria. He is the oldest of three children; his sister is actress Christine Tucci. Screenwriter Joseph Tropiano is a cousin. During the early 1970s, the family spent a year living in Florence, Italy. He attended John Jay High School, followed by SUNY Purchase, where he majored in acting and graduated in 1982.
Tucci earned his Actors' Equity card that same year when actress Colleen Dewhurst, the mother of Tucci's high-school friend, actor Campbell Scott, arranged for the two young men to have bit parts as soldiers in a Broadway play in which she was costarring, The Queen and the Rebels, premiering September 30, 1982. His film debut was in Prizzi's Honor (1985). He performed at the Yale Repertory Theater in 1991 in a Moliere play. Tucci is known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Beethoven, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross. Big Night (1996), which he starred in, co-wrote with his cousin Joseph Tropiano, and co-directed with Scott, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film also featured his sister Christine and their mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film. It won him and Tropiano the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
He has been nominated three times for Golden Globes, and won twice – for his title role in Winchell (1998), and for his supporting role as Adolph Eichmann in Conspiracy (2001), both for HBO films. He also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell. He was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his role as Johnny in the 2002 revival of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series. Tucci's TV series, the medical drama 3 lbs., debuted on CBS in the 10:00 pm EDT time slot on November 14, 2006. It was canceled on November 30, 2006 due to low ratings. He can be heard as the voice over in the AT&T Wireless "Raising the Bar" marketing campaign. Tucci also played Nigel in the screen adaption of The Devil Wears Prada alongside Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway. In 2007, Tucci had a recurring role in medical drama ER. In 2009, Tucci again starred opposite Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia playing husband Paul Child to her Julia Child.
That same year, Tucci portrayed George Harvey, a pedophile and serial killer of young girls, in The Lovely Bones, Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, for which he received high critical praise and Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. To prepare for the role, he consulted with retired FBI profiler John Douglas.
On May 9, 2011, it was announced that Tucci would play Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games film (released in 2012). Tucci played a lead role in Margin Call (2011), as a banker right before the financial crisis, and the lead human villain in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013). His 2013 films will also include Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Gambit, a remake of a 1966 film, which stars Colin Firth.
In July 2010, it was announced that Tucci will direct an upcoming comedy entitled Mommy & Me starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as mother and daughter. He is also expected to star in David Yates' psychological drama film Your Voice in My Head.
Personal life 
Tucci's first wife was Kathryn Louise Spath-Tucci (1962–2009), also known as Kate Tucci, who died of breast cancer. She was a social worker and the former wife of actor and stage manager Alexander R. Scott, the elder son of actors Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott. She and Tucci married in 1995 and had three children: twins Isabel Concetta and Nicolo Robert (born in 2000) and Camilla (born in 2002). The couple also raised Spath-Tucci's two children from her previous marriage.
In 2011, Tucci became engaged to Felicity Blunt, an English literary agent and the elder sister of Tucci's The Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt, who introduced the couple several years after they worked together on Prada. Tucci and Blunt married in a civil service in summer 2012, followed by a larger ceremony at Middle Temple Hall in London on September 29, 2012.
|1987||Crime Story||Zack Lowman||1 episode: "The Battle of Las Vegas"|
|1987||Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)||1st Tenant||Unknown episodes|
|1988||The Street||Arthur Scolari||Unknown episodes|
|1986–1988||Miami Vice||Frank Mosca, Steven Demarco||3 episodes|
|1988||The Equalizer||Assymblyman Phillip Wingate||1 episode: "The Last Campaign"|
|1988–1989||Wiseguy||Rick Pinzolo||5 episodes|
|1989–1990||thirtysomething||Karl Draconis||2 episodes|
|1990||Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Stranger||Detective Patrick McGuire||Television movie|
|1990||Lifestories||Art Conforti||1 episode: "Art Conforti"|
|1990–1991||Equal Justice||Detective Frank Mirelli||3 episodes|
|1995–1996||Murder One||Richard Cross||23 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
|2000||Bull||Hunter Lasky||5 episodes|
|2004||Frasier||Morrie||1 episode: "Frasier-Lite"|
|2006||Monk||David Ruskin||1 episode: "Mr. Monk and the Actor"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
|2006||3 lbs.||Dr. Douglas Hanson||6 episodes|
|2007–2008||ER||Dr. Kevin Moretti||10 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
|2012||30 Rock||Henry Warren||1 episode: "Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky"|
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