Fast Facts

  • Is of Cuban and Italian descent.
  • Never formally studied acting, but has always wanted to be an actor.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1996's I'm Not Rappaport.
  • Prepared for his role as paramedic Bobby Caffey on Third Watch by training for two months with real medical personnel.
  • Accidentally punched fellow actor Wallace Shawn during a performance of the 2005 revival of Hurlyburly.
  • Was cast in 2011 as Nicky Arnstein in the revival of Funny Girl.

Awards

  • 2008, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2011, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Sutton Foster — Ex-significant Other
  • Jacob Cannavale — Son
  • Annabella Sciorra — Ex-significant Other
  • Jenny Lumet — Ex-wife
  • Rose Byrne — Significant Other

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Details

  • Birth Name: Roberto Cannavale
  • Birth Place: Union City, NJ
  • Birthday: May 3, 1971, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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