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Michael Gandolfini
Born (1999-05-10) May 10, 1999 (age 23)
Education New York University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present
Parent(s)

Michael Gandolfini (born May 10, 1999) is an American actor. Gandolfini made his film debut in Ocean's 8 (2018), and appeared as Tony Soprano, the character originally portrayed by his late father, James Gandolfini in the television series The Sopranos, in The Many Saints of Newark (2021).

Early life

Gandolfini was born on May 10, 1999, in New York City to actor James Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski. He is of Italian, Polish, and Slovak heritage, and also has a younger half-sister from his father's second marriage. Growing up, Gandolfini enjoyed performing, but his father advised against an acting career, rather wanting him to pursue sports or "...be a director. They have the power."

His father died unexpectedly at the age of 51 of a heart attack in Rome, Italy, on June 19, 2013.

Career

Following his father's death, Gandolfini decided to pursue acting. He enrolled at New York University after graduating from high school. In his early audition efforts, he was cast in the HBO drama series The Deuce as Joey Dwyer. In 2019, he was cast in The Many Saints of Newark to play the young version of Tony Soprano, the role played by his father in the television series The Sopranos. Gandolfini, having never watched the show, watched through it to prepare for the role, describing it as an intense process. He was later cast in the Russo brothers’ crime drama Cherry.

Filmography

Film

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Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Down the Shore Kid on the ride
2018 Ocean's 8 Busboy
2019 The Boy, the Dog and the Clown Weston
2021 Cherry Cousin Joe
The Many Saints of Newark Tony Soprano
2022 The Independent Not yet released Post-production
2023 Disappointment Blvd. Not yet released Post-production
TBA Cat Person Not yet released Post-production
Landscape with Invisible Hand Not yet released Post-production

Television

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Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2013 James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend Self Television documentary
2018–2019 The Deuce Joey Dwyer 10 episodes
2020 Acting for a Cause Benvolio Episode: "Romeo and Juliet"
2022 The Offer Andy Calhoun Miniseries, 1 episode
TBA Extrapolations Rowan Chopin Upcoming series
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