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Cara Buono Biography

Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, screenwriter, director

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

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Peter Thum -- Husband