Mario Cantone

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/09/1959, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Mario Cantone Fast Facts:
  • Mother was a big-band singer and a bookie.
  • Parents owned Cantone's Restaurant in Boston.
  • In the late-1980s, was the opening act for Rosie O'Donnell.
  • Began career as host of a New York children's show, Steampipe Alley.
  • Debuted on Broadway by replacing Nathan Lane in Love! Valor! Compassion! in 1995.
  • Joined the cast of the hit HBO series Sex and the City in 1999. 
  • In 2011, married his partner of 20 years, Jerry Dixon, in a ceremony that was officiated by pastor Jay Bakker, son of televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner.
  • Is known for his celebrity impressions, including Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Rivers and Bette Davis. 
  • Was selected to be a judge in the 2014 Miss America Pageant.
  • Mario Cantone Relationships:
  • Jerry Dixon - Husband
  • Camille Cantone - Sister
  • Elizabeth Cantone - Mother
  • Marion Cantone - Sister
  • Mario Cantone Sr. - Father
  • College:
  • Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (1982)

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