Born: 18 September 1961
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey
Best known as: Tony Soprano in the TV series The Sopranos
James Gandolfini spent most of the 1990s on stage and in small parts in movies such as True Romance (1993), Get Shorty (1995) and A Civil Action (1998). In 1999 he was cast as Tony Soprano, the central character in the HBO mobster soap opera The Sopranos, and he became a star. Gandolfini continued work in feature films, including The Mexican (2001, with Julia Roberts), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001, starring Billy Bob Thornton) and Romance & Cigarettes (2005, with Kate Winslet).
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