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Stanley Tucci is an actor known for playing Julia Child's husband in Julie & Julia and delivering an Oscar-winning performance in The Lovely Bones.
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The movie was highly regarded at the Sundance Film Festival, earning a Grand Jury Prize nomination and winning a Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the gathering. He followed up this project with a starring role in The Impostors (1998), a period comedy which he also wrote and directed. Tucci also stepped into the director role for the 2000 indie drama,
Joe Gold's Secret (2000).
Tucci returned to big screen blockbusters in 1999's film remake of the Shakespeare classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream which featured Michelle Pfeiffer; followed by the comedy Sidewalks of New York (2001); and the romantic America's Sweethearts, a Julia Roberts vehicle. He then reprised his role as a gangster in 2002's critically acclaimed The Road to Perdition, which also starred actor Tom Hanks.
In 2001, Tucci returned to TV, earning another Emmy nomination and his second Golden Globe win for his portrayal of Adolph Eichmann in the HBO film, Conspiracy. He earned a third Emmy nod, this time for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, when he guest-starred on former cast mate Tony Shalhoub's cable hit, Monk. His next performance, a recurring role on the long running hit ER in 2007 and 2008, landed Tucci his fourth Emmy nomination.
In 2009, Tucci came back to the attention of film audiences and critics as the co-star in Nora Ephron's critically acclaimed dramatic comedy Julie & Julia. Tucci played opposite Meryl Streep, playing the husband of Julia Child. The film received a host of awards and nominations for Streep, and was a fan favorite. Tucci earned his own nominations for Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards for his turn as the creepy neighbor, George Harvey, in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. Tucci's next project, the comedy Easy A, is slated to hit theaters in 2010.
Tucci married his wife Kate on April 18, 1995. The couple had three daughters together, daughter Camilla and twins Isabel and Nicolo. Tucci separated from his wife in 2003, amid gossip that he was seeing actress Edie Falco, whom he met that year while performing in a Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. The couple reunited in 2005. Kate Tucci died from breast cancer in May 2009. Tucci and his family continue to live in South Salem, New York.
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