Michael Imperioli

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    • Awards and Nominations:
      2008(win)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2007:(nomination)- Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2007(nomination)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2006:(nomination)- Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2005(nomination)- Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Sopranos
      2005(nomination)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2004:(win)- Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2003:(nomination)- Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2003(nomination)- Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Sopranos
      2003(nomination)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2002(nomination)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2001:(nomination)- Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2001(nomination)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos
      2000(win)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Sopranos

    • Michael was taken to the hospital while filming Goodfellas because he broke a glass in his hand. When he got to the E.R., the doctors tried to treat him for the fake gunshot wound he had on his chest because of the movie.

    • Michael thought it would be interesting for his show The Sopranos to end with his character Christopher being killed by his former fiance Adriana, who Christopher had killed for turning FBI informant.

    • Michael appeared with his former fiance Lili Taylor in two movies, the 1996 movie I Shot Andy Warhol, and the 1993 movie Household Saints.

    • One of Michael's costars in the 1995 movie The Addiction was his future The Sopranos costar Edie Falco

    • Michael and his The Sopranos costar Dominic Chianese were both featured in the 1993 movie The Night We Never Met

    • Michael studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City.

    • Part of Michael's responsibilities with his theater company, Studio Dante, is to pick which three plays the company performs each year.

    • Michael was featured in the 2005 list of Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 for his work with his theater company, Studio Dante.

    • Michael was a special guest star on an episode of Mario Batali's Food Network show Molto Mario.

    • Michael was nominated for a Prism Award in 2003 for Performance in a Drama Series Mulitple-Episode Storyline for his work on The Sopranos .

    • Michael's character in the movie Goodfellas was shot in the foot for not bringing a drink fast enough. His character Christopher, on The Sopranos, shot a bakery worker for being too slow doing his work.

    • Michael often portrays violent mafia characters, but does not enjoy on-screen violence.

    • Michael has a band called La Dolce Vita. He plays guitar and sings.

    • Michael was on the New York stage for ten years, and worked on plays such as Little Blood Brother, Half Deserted Street, The Writing on the Wall, and Displaced Persons.

    • Michael and his wife Victoria launched a 60 seat theater named Studio Dante to inspire new artists and audiences. The theater is in New York City.

    • Michael was previously engaged to actress Lili Taylor.

    • He has a brother John Imperioli who also attended Mount Vernon High School.

    • Michael Imperioli went to Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, NY.

    • Michael has two kids, a son Vadim born in 1998, and a step daughter Isabella born in 1991 with his wife Victoria.

    • As of 2006, Michael is 5'8".

  • Quotes

    • Michael Imperioli: (On ending The Sopranos after six seasons.) I love the show. It's going to be sad to leave it. But I think the timing is right to end it.

    • Michael: Only a genius can play a fool.

    • Michael: When he started, Christopher was really like a kid. He's had, over the years, more and more adult responsibilities and adult experiences. He's kind of closed some of the generation gap with Tony. But to play a character that actually progresses throughout time and matures is a luxury.

    • Michael: I find a lot of similarities just in the basic genetic makeup of these guys, of Christopher Moltisanti [his character on The Sopranos show] and Nick Falco [his role on Law & Order].

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