Bobby Cannavale born Robert Michael Cannavale is an American actor famous for roles in theatre, films, and TV shows. He initially gained fame for his roles for shows like Will and Grace, Third Watch, Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire, Master of None, and Mr. Robot.
He has also acted in films like the Ant-Man series, I.Tonya, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Blue Jasmine, Spy, and The Irishman.
Some Facts About Bobby Cannavale
- Famous as Actor
- Known for Vincent D’ Angelo in Will and Grace, Gyp Rossetti in Boardwalk Empire, Irving in Mr.Robot. Jim Paxton in Ant-Man series, Van Pelt in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
- Birth – 2nd May 1970
- Spouse(s) – Jenny Lumet [married 1994 – divorced 2003]
- Partner(s) – Rose Bryne [2012 – present]
- Jake Cannavale [born 1995]
- Rocco Cannavale [born 2015]
- Rafa Cannavale [born 2017]
- Parents – Isabel Cannavale [mother], Salvatore ‘Sal’ Cannavale.
- Awards –
- Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Primetime Emmy Awards – 2005
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Primetime Emmy Awards – 2013
- Outstanding Actor in a Play – Drama Desk Awards – 2011
Childhood and Early Life
Bobby Cannavale was born as Robert Michael Cannavale on 2nd May 1970 to Isabel and Sal Cannavale at Union City New Jersey, He was raised as a Catholic by his parents and was interested in acting since his school days when he got the part of the lisping boy in his school’s production of The Music Man. He started performing more and more during his school and realized his love for acting. During his senior year in Florida, he was kicked out of school for scoring low grades, This prompted him to go to New York to earn a diploma in acting from Union Hill High School.
How’s he such a popular actor
Cannavale started his acting career with theatre gaining roles in films like Night Falls on Manhattan, The Bone Collector while further venturing into Television with the show Third Watch as Bobby Caffey. After the mild success of Third Watch he starred in the show 100 Centre Street while also starring in films like The Station Agent, The Guru, Romance, and Cigarettes, Shall We Dance? Snakes On A Plane, The Take, and The Other Guys.
His widespread popularity came with the sitcom Will and Grace where he played the role of Vincent D’ Angelo the boyfriend of Will. His role and comedy were enjoyed by the critics and audiences alike. After the success of the show, he starred in shows like Sex and The City, Oz, Law and Order, and its spinoffs.
He again gained huge popularity for his roles in the sitcom Nurse Jackie and the thrillers Boardwalk Empire and Mr. Robot. While in Nurse Jackie he played Miguel Perez, his role as the psychopathic gangster Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire received critical acclaim.
He also made his mark in films with films like the Ant-Man series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [MCU] as well as playing the antagonist in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Besides big-budget blockbusters, he also starred in critically acclaimed fare like Chef, I. Tonya, Danny Collins, and The Irishman.
He married screenwriter actress Jenny Lumet the daughter of famous director Sidney Lumet in 1994. They divorced in 2003 and have one son Jake Cannavale, who is also an actor.
He entered into a relationship with actress Rose Bryne in the year 2012 and is still in a happy relationship with her. He has two children Rocco Cannavale and Rafa Cannavale with her.
Bobby Cannavale has a good net worth of $10 million with a $2.2 million dollar house in Brooklyn. His other net worth comes from acting salaries and stage productions.