Cara Buono



  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/01/1971, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; Screenwriter; Director
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Cara Buono Fast Facts:
  • Made stage debut at age 12 as an understudy in Harvey Fierstein's 1984 Off-Broadway play Spook House; also appeared on stage in revivals of Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man (1989) and Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tatttoo (1995).
  • Was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Abby, My Love, a 1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special about a teen who's sexually abused by her father. (Buono later counseled rape victims at New York City's Roosevelt Hospital.) 
  • Wrote and directed the 1997 short film Baggage (starring Minnie Driver and Liev Schreiber).
  • Film credits range from The Hulk and Artie Lange's Beer League to the 1999 indie romance Two Ninas (which she co-produced).
  • Has run in three New York City Marathons.
  • Is certified to teach yoga.
  • Cara Buono Relationships:
  • Peter Thum - Husband
  • Cara Buono Awards:
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Columbia University, New York, NY (BA in English and Political Science, 1993)

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