Nicholas Turturro

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Nicholas Turturro
  • Birth Name: Nicholas Turturro
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/29/1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Nicholas Turturro 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.
  • Nicholas Turturro Relationships:
  • Jami Biunno - Ex-wife
  • John Turturro - Brother
  • Ralph Turturro - Brother
  • Katherine Turturro - Mother
  • Nicholas Turturro Sr. - Father
  • Aida Turturro - Cousin
  • Lissa Espinosa - Wife
  • Apollonia Turturro - Daughter
  • Erica Turturro - Daughter
  • Nicholas Turturro III - Son
  • Nicholas Turturro Awards:
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 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 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

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