Stanley Tucci is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross.
Tucci won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Walter Winchell in the television movie Winchell. He won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in the television movie Conspiracy.
He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Murder One. In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on television series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series.
His additional television credits include the series Wiseguy, The Equalizer, Monk, Equal Justice, thirtysomething and The Street.
His feature film credits include Road to Perdition, Sidewalks of New York, America's Sweethearts, Deconstructing Harry and A Mid Summer Night's Dream.
He co-wrote and co-directed the film Big Night, then directed the films Joe Gould's Secret and The Imposters which he also wrote, co-produced and starred in. The Imposters was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Tucci graduated from State University of New York at Purchase in 1982. He and his wife Kate reside are the parents of three children. Kate died of cancer in April 2009.
He was born in Peekskill, New York. Tucci enjoys cooking and contributed to an Italian cookbook, Cucina & Famiglia, written by his mother.
He is an avid skier and tennis player and goes to the theatre regularly. He also likes drawing and landscaping.
He teaches during the summer at the Sundance Institute and is involved in the New York City Food Bank and Change for Kids charities.