Chazz Palminteri

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  • Birth Name: Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri
  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Playwright
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  • Growing up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood, witnessed a mob killing when he was 9 years old.
  • Following high school, sang at resorts in the Catskills and fronted the cover band Razzamachazz; also worked as a doorman at the New York City nightclub The Limelight.
  • First major big-screen role came with 1991 crime comedy Oscar, starring Sylvester Stallone.
  • Made his first foray into screenwriting by adapting his hit one-man play A Bronx Tale into a 1993 crime drama; the film also marked the directorial debut of star Robert De Niro.
  • Was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
  • Received the Leadership in Entertainment Award from the Coalition of Italo-American Associations in 1996, and was presented with a Special Achievement Award for the Performing Arts from the National Italian American Foundation.
  • Opened a restaurant called Chazz: A Bronx Original in Baltimore in 2011.

Awards

  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2006, Sundance Film Festival — Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble Performance: Winner
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner

Relationships

  • Rose Pascarelli — Sister
  • Lorenzo Palminteri — Father
  • Mary Kaufman — Sister
  • Gabriella Rose — Daughter
  • Dante Lorenzo — Son
  • Gianna Ranaudo — Wife
  • Rose Palminteri — Mother

Details

  • Birth Name: Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri
  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

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