Stephen Spinella

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Stephen Spinella
Born Stephen Nicholas Spinella
(1956-10-11) October 11, 1956 (age 60)
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 NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1982.[3]

Spinella 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.

Personal life[edit]

Spinella is openly gay.[4]




  1. ^ "Biography for Stephen Spinella". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Spinella profile". Filmreference. Retrieved April 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ 1, 2011 "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni" Check |url= value (help). 
  4. ^ Weber, Bruce (June 5, 1993). "A Gay Actor's Temptation to Keep Good Health in the Closet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 

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