James Gandolfini Overview

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Born: September 18, 1961

After spending years as a Manhattan bouncer and nightclub manager, Westwood, New Jersey-born James Gandolfini discovered acting when a friend took him to an acting class in the late '80s. He was left so unsettled and challenged by a focusing exercise that involved threading a needle that he knew he had to return. He made his Broadway debut in 1992 in A Streetcar Named Desire along with Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange and Amy Madigan. Gandolfini immersed himself in Manhattan's downtown... See All


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