Stephen Spinella

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Stephen Spinella
Born Stephen Nicholas Spinella
(1956-10-11) October 11, 1956 (age 58)
Naples, Italy
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Stephen Nicholas Spinella (born October 11, 1956)[1] is an American stage, television, and film actor.


Spinella was born in Naples, Italy, to a father who was an American naval airplane mechanic.[2] He grew up in Glendale, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona drama department. He also attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1982.[3] He won consecutive Tony-awards for Best Featured Actor and Best Actor for his performance as Prior Walter in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika respectively. He was also nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead.

Spinella is openly gay.[4]




  1. ^ "Biography for Stephen Spinella". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Spinella Biography". Filmreference. Retrieved April 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Weber, Bruce (June 5, 1993). "A Gay Actor's Temptation to Keep Good Health in the Closet". Los Angeles Times. 

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