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Steve Buscemi ACTOR


Steve Buscemi was born on December 13th, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York with the birth name Steven Vincent Buscemi, born to Dorothy and John Buscemi.  It was not until he began attending, Valley Stream Central High School that he developed an interest in acting.  He decided after high school to relocate to Manhattan and studied acting with John Strasberg at the Lee Strasberg Institute.

While living in New York between 1980 and 1984 he gained experience as a fire fighter and worked various other jobs to support himself such as a bartender and ice-cream truck driver.  He then began to gain experience as a writer and performer with various stage productions.  Soon he was appearing in a number of films such as, "Parting Glances" (1986) with John Bolger, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney and Patrick Tull, "Slaves of New York" (1988) co-starring Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt, Mercedes Ruehl and Madeleine Potter, "Tales from the Darkside" (1990) starring Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, David Johansen, William Hickey, Rae Dawn Chong, Julianne Moore, Dolores Sutton, Kathleen Chalfant and James Remar, "King of New York" (1990) starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo and Giancarlo Esposito and "Millers Crossing" (1990) starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Polito and John Turturro, with the Coen Brothers' films.

Steve was also cast in "Lonesome Dove" (1989), a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name with an ensemble cast including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Anjelica Huston, Ricky Schroder, Frederic Forrest, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Chris Cooper and D. B. Sweeney among many others, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries.
Over the course of his career he has appeared in six of the Coen Brothers' films, such as, "Barton Fink" (1991) starring John Turturro and John Goodman, "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994) starring Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, Charles Durning, Anna Nicole Smith and John Goodman, "Fargo" (1996) starring with Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Harve Presnell and Peter Stormare, "The Big Lebowski" (1998) also starring Jeff Bridges, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid and John Turturro and "Paris, je t'aime" (2006) starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities.

Other film roles he began to soon add to his resume include, "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) starring alongside Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, and Lawrence Tierney, "New York Stories" (1989) starring Nick Nolte, Larry David, Mia Farrow, Talia Shire, Rosanna Arquette, Jesse Borrego, Heather McComb, Don Novello, Mae Questel, Woody Allen, Julie Kavner, Kirsten Dunst and Giancarlo Giannini, "Mystery Train" (1989) starring Elizabeth Bracco, Nicoletta Braschi, Joe Strummer, Youki Kudoh, Masatoshi Nagase and Screamin' Jay Hawkins, "Desperado" (1995) starring Antonio Banderas, Joaquim de Almeida, Quentin Tarantino, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo and Salma Hayek, "Pulp Fiction" (1994) starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Christopher Walken, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Bruce Willis and Maria de Medeiros, "Trees Lounge" (1996) starring Anthony LaPaglia, Chloe Sevigny and Samuel L. Jackson, Mimi Rogers, Mark Boone Junior, Elizabeth Bracco and Kevin Corrigan, "Con Air" (1997) starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Monica Parker, Ving Rhames, Nick Chinlund, Rachel Ticotin, Colm Meaney and Mykelti Williamson, "Ghost World" (2001) with Scarlett Johansson, Illeana Douglas, Thora Birch, Brad Renfro and Stacey Travis and "Big Fish" (2003) starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Marion Cotillard, Helena Bonham Carter, Hailey Anne Nelson, Matthew McGrory, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume and Danny DeVito.

Along with working as an actor, in 1996 he tried his hand on the other aside of the industry as a director for the film, "Trees Lounge".  Other films he has since directed include, "Animal Factory" (2000) starring with ars Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, John Heard, Mickey Rourke, Tom Arnold, Seymour Cassel and Mark Boone Jurior, "Lonesome Jim" (2005) starring Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place, Seymour Cassel, Mark Boone Junior and Kevin Corrigan, "Interview" (2007) with Danny Schechter and Sienna Miller and the television series, "Homicide: Life on the Street", "The Sopranos", "Oz", "30 Rock" and "Nurse Jackie".

For his role on, "Boardwalk Empire", he has earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and also received two Emmy nominations.  He was also previously honored with an Emmy nomination for his role on, "The Sopranos".  He is very well known and very well liked in the industry and has worked alongside such names as, Tim Burton, Adam Sandler, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay. 

Steve Buscemi has married only once to Jo Andres in 1987 and they have one child and remain married today.  Most recently he has appeared on the television series, "30 Rock" (2007-2012), "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-2012), the films, "On the Road" (2012) starring Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Alice Braga, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Tom Sturridge and Kirsten Dunst, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (2013) co-starring James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde and Steve Carell and voiceover work for the films, "Hotel Transylvania" (2012) which also features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, Cee Lo Green, Molly Shannon and David Spade and "Monsters University" (2013).  


2013         Monsters University 
2013         The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
2013         Grown Ups 2 
2010-2012     Boardwalk Empire 
2012         Hotel Transylvania
2012         On the Road
2007-2012     30 Rock 
2011         Rampart
2011         Portlandia 
2011         Fight for Your Right Revisited 
2010         Pete Smalls Is Dead
2010         The Chosen One
2010         Grown Ups
2009         Youth in Revolt
2009         G-Force
2009         Saint John of Las Vegas
2009         Handsome Harry
2009         Rage
2009         John Rabe
2009         The Messenger
2008         Igor
2008         ER 
2008         I'm Dirty!
2007         The Simpsons 
2007         I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
2007         I Think I Love My Wife
2007         Interview
2006         Charlotte's Web
2006         Delirious
2006         Monster House
2006         Paris, je t'aime
2004-2006     The Sopranos
2006         Art School Confidential
2005         Romance & Cigarettes
2005         The Island
2005         Who's the Top? 
2004         Home on the Range
2003         Big Fish
2003         Coffee and Cigarettes
2003         Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2002         Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
2002         Monsters, Inc.
2002         Mr. Deeds
2002         Love in the Time of Money
2002         13 Moons
2002         The Laramie Project 
2001         Domestic Disturbance
2001         Monsters, Inc.
2001         The Grey Zone
2001         Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
2001         Ghost World
2001         Double Whammy
1994-2000     Saturday Night Live
2000         28 Days
2000         Animal Factory
1999         Big Daddy
1998         Louis & Frank
1998         Armageddon
1998         The Impostors
1998         The Big Lebowski
1998         The Wedding Singer
1998         The Drew Carey Show 
1997         The Real Blonde
1997         Con Air
1996         Escape from L.A.
1996         Kansas City
1996         Trees Lounge
1996         Black Kites 
1996         Fargo
1994-1996     The Adventures of Pete & Pete 
1995         Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1995         Desperado
1995         Billy Madison
1995         Homicide: Life on the Street
1995         Living in Oblivion
1994         The Search for One-eye Jimmy
1994         Who Do I Gotta Kill?
1994         Somebody to Love
1994         Airheads
1994         Pulp Fiction
1994         The Hudsucker Proxy
1994         Floundering
1993         Ed and His Dead Mother
1993         The Last Outlaw 
1993         Tales from the Crypt
1993         Rising Sun
1993         Claude
1993         Twenty Bucks
1992         Mad About You 
1992         CrissCross
1992         Reservoir Dogs
1992         What Happened to Pete 
1992         In the Soup
1991         L.A. Law 
1991         Billy Bathgate
1991         Barton Fink
1991         Zandalee
1991         Life Is Nice
1990         Against the Law
1990         Miller's Crossing
1990         King of New York
1990         Force of Circumstance
1990         Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
1990         Monsters
1989         Mystery Train
1989         Bloodhounds of Broadway
1989         Borders
1989         Slaves of New York
1989         New York Stories
1989         Lonesome Dove
1989         Coffee and Cigarettes II 
1988         Heart of Midnight
1988         Crossbow 
1988         Vibes
1988         Call Me
1987         Heart
1987         Arena Brains 
1987         Kiss Daddy Goodnight
1987         The Equalizer 
1986         Miami Vice 
1986         No Picnic
1986         Sleepwalk
1983-1986     Not Necessarily the News
1986         Parting Glances
1985         The Way It Is
1985         Tommy's

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