In that same year he played Bear, a bearded ex- with a , in 1995.
New Jersey Hall of Fame.
His portrayal of Tony Soprano was met with widespread fan and critical acclaim.
Their son was born in 1999.
In 2006, he starred in the musical romance comedy film.
His mother, Santa née Penna , was a high school food service worker of Italian descent who was born in the United States and raised in.
Gandolfini's parents were devout who spoke Italian at home.
His first film role was in a 1989 student film titled Eddy.