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Paul Sorvino Biography

Birth Name:
Paul Anthony Sorvino
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York. United States
Actor, directo

Fast Facts

  • Suffered from asthma since the age of 10; learned to control asthma attacks through yoga breathing techniques taught to him by actors Robert Burr and Herb Edelman
  • Made his Broadway debut in the musical Bajour in 1964
  • Authored the book How to Become a Former Asthmatic in 1985
  • Founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, which aims to build asthma centers for children
  • Casts bronze sculptures; in 2008, he unveiled a commissioned sculpture of playwright Jason Miller in Scranton, Pa
  • Launched his own line of pasta sauces called Paul Sorvino Foods in 2010


  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated