John Turturro

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1957, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter; producer
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John Turturro Fast Facts:
  • Spent a year teaching history at a Harlem high school before becoming an actor.
  • Made his feature-film debut in Martin Scorcese's 1980 Raging Bull; worked with the director again six years later in the The Color of Money.
  • First worked on Broadway as an understudy in 1984's Death of a Salesman starring Dustin Hoffman.
  • Won a Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance and an Obie Award for the play Danny in the Deep Blue Sea in 1984.
  • Has appeared in numerous films by director Spike Lee (beginning with 1989's Do the Right Thing) and writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen (beginning with 1990's Miller's Crossing).
  • John Turturro Relationships:
  • Diego Turturro - Son
  • Katherine Turturro - Mother
  • Aida Turturro - Cousin
  • Amedeo Turturro - Son
  • Katherine Borowitz - Wife
  • Nicholas Turturro - Father
  • Nicholas Turturro - Brother
  • Ralph Turturro - Brother
  • John Turturro Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1992 Cannes Film Festival: Caméra d'Or - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1992 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1991 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • College:
  • State University of New York, New Paltz, NY (BS, 1978); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (MFA in Drama, 1983)

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