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Steve Buscemi Biography

Birth Name:
Steven Vincent Buscemi
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, director, writer

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of his high school soccer and wrestling teams
  • Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan
  • Worked as a firefighter for Manhattan's Engine Company 55 from 1980 to '84
  • Tried his hand at stand-up comedy, working such venues as New York's famed Improv
  • Made his screenwriting and directing debut with the loosely autobiographical 1996 indie film Trees Lounge, which he also starred in
  • Has won two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Male, for Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Ghost World (2001)
  • Cofounded Olive Productions in 2008, along with actor Stanley Tucci and producer Wren Arthur

Awards

  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor [Runner-up]: winner
  • 2001American Film Institute-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2001National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2001New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2001Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1997Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 1997Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 1990Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated

Relationships

  • Jon Buscemi -- Brother
  • Kenneth Buscemi -- Brother
  • John Buscemi -- Father
  • Dorothy Buscemi -- Mother
  • Lucian Buscemi -- Son
  • Jo Andres -- Wife