Fast Facts

  • Appeared with his brother John Turturro in several Spike Lee films, including Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Jungle Fever (1991).
  • Auditioned for the role of NYPD Blue's Det. James Martinez during his lunch break while working as a hotel doorman.
  • Met wife Lissa Espinosa on a plane while she was working as a flight attendant.
  • Was a contestant on Celebrity Fit Club in 2006.
  • Starred on the Web series Dusty Peacock in 2009.
  • Years after making his breakthrough as a rookie detective on NYPD Blue, he took on the role of a veteran NYC beat cop mentoring a rookie on Blue Bloods in 2010.
  • Collects baseball memorabilia from all teams, though is a self-professed lifelong NY Yankees fan.
  • In fact, his passion for the game was celebrated in 2009 when he was featured on an MLB series, I Breathe Baseball. Focusing on his obsession with the Yankees, it featured former NY manager Joe Torre and then-NY outfielder Johnny Damon.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Erica Turturro — Daughter
  • Lissa Espinosa — Wife
  • Nicholas Turturro Sr. — Father
  • Aida Turturro — Cousin
  • Nicholas Turturro III — Son
  • Katherine Turturro — Mother
  • Jami Biunno — Ex-wife
  • John Turturro — Brother
  • Ralph Turturro — Brother
  • Apollonia Turturro — Daughter

College

  • Attended Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

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  • Birth Name: Nicholas Turturro
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Birthday: January 29, 1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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