Stanley Tucci Jr. is an American actor, writer, producer, film director, and former fashion model. He is known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. He has also starred in numerous television series such as Murder One and Central Park. In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night.
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Stanley Tucci Jr. is an American actor, writer, producer, film director, and former fashion model. He is known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. Tucci has also starred in numerous television series such as Murder One and Central Park. He has won three Emmy Awards; one for Winchell, one for a guest appearance on the comedy series Monk, and one for being a producer of the web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi. In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night which he also co-wrote and starred in alongside Tony Shalhoub. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones. He also won the Independent Spirit Award for his screenplay for The First Avenger and wrote the screenplay with his cousin Joseph Trapiano for The Hunger Games film series. In 2012, Tucci starred in the family comedy Beethoven and the romantic fantasy Prelude to a Kiss. He voiced Bitsy Brandenham in the animated series Central Park, which spawned a franchise of the same name due to the success of the film. In 2014, he played Stanley Kubrick in the television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
His sister is actress Christine Tucci, and his cousin is screenwriter Joseph Tropiano, who is also a cousin. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two children, and has a son and a daughter with his ex-wife, both of whom live in Los Angeles. The couple have a son, a daughter, and a son-in-law with whom he has two children. He and his wife have two step-daughters and one step-son. They have three sons and three step-great-grandchildren, all of whom are actors and actresses. They also have a daughter and a step-daughter with whom they have one son, also called Stanley Tucci III. He had a son with actor and high school friend, actor Campbell Scott, who has also appeared in several films and TV shows. He lives in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in nearby Katonah,. New York. He attended John Jay High School, where he played on the soccer and baseball teams, although his main interest lay in the school’s drama club. In 1982, he earned his Actors’ Equity card when actress Colleen Dewhurst arranged for the two young men to have parts as soldiers in a Broadway play in which she was co-starring, The Queen and the Rebels.