James Gandolfini was a well-known professional actor from America. He is best recognized for his work in the crime drama television series “The Sopranos” of HBO in which he played the fictional character of Tony Soprano.
He died in the year 2013 because of a heart attack. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of James Gandolfini in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
James Gandolfini was born on June 19, 2013, in Westwood, New Jersey to James Joseph Gandolfini Sr. and Santa (née Penna). His father worked as a janitor and bricklayer, and his mother worked as a lunch lady at a high school.
Gandolfini spent his childhood days in Park Ridge, New Jersey. He completed his schooling from the Park Ridge High School in the year 1979. He was also the part of the school’s basketball team.
Later he attended Rutgers University where he earned his degree in communication studies in the year 1982.
James Gandolfini married Marcy Wudarski in the year 1999, and together they have a son, Michael. The couple divorced in the year 2002.
Later he married actress and model Deborah Lin in 2008, and they also have a daughter together who was born in October 2012.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
James Gandolfini prior pursuing a career in acting worked as a bartender and bouncer in Manhattan. In 1992, he debuted in a crime drama movie “On the Waterfront”.
Later he appeared in many movies including True Romance (1993), Terminal Velocity (1994), Get Shorty (1995) and The Juror (1996).
He became a household name after he played the role of Tony Soprano in the television series of HBO “The Sopranos’. The show aired its first episode in 1999 and broadcasted its last episode in the year 2007.
He produced a documentary along with HBO which featured Iraq War veterans. Gandolfini founded the production company “Attaboy Films” along with his friend in 2006.
Along with HBO, he produced a documentary which described the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder in the year 2010.
His last appearance was in the crime drama movie “The Drop” which released in the year 2014.
Gandolfini received many awards in his illustrious career including three Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award. He was ranked 42nd in the list of the “Greatest TV Icon of All Time” by the magazine Entertainment Weekly.
Net Worth & Earnings:
James Gandolfini had an estimated net worth of more than $70 million at the time of his death. This huge wealth was the result of his successful career as an actor and producer.
He has also performed at various live plays including God of Carnage, Exit the King and others.
In 2009, he bought a property in the hills of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey.
In his will or testament, he left more than $70 million to his wife, sisters, and daughter. His son Michael received a life insurance policy.
James Gandolfini was considered one of the finest actors in the world. Due to his contribution to the movie and television industry, he was posthumously inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in the year 2014.