Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

Are there any Italian-American characters in recent movies or TV Shows?

I love Italian-American characters like Joey Tribbiani from Friends, The Fonz from Happy Days, George Costanza from Seinfield, Rocky Balboa, Don Corleone from the Godfather and of course Tony Soprano.

I havnt seen any Italian-American characters in any TV Shows or Movies except for an Italian mobster in American Gangster.

Does anyone know of any recent ones that are out in the movies or new releases on DVD ?

Thanks in advance.

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    The list is currently organized chronologically, listing people by birth date periods.

    2000s 1990s -- 1980s -- 1970s -- 1960s -- 1950s -- 1940s -- 1930s -- 1920s -- 1910s -- 1900s -- 1890s -- 1880s La Feca (Eternity) The greatest Italian of all.

    [edit] 1990s

    * Vincent Martella (1992 - ) Television actor (Everybody Hates Chris)[1]

    * Danny Paz Medeiros (1999 - ) Television actor (Days Of Our Lives)

    * Jansen Panettiere (1994 - ) television actor (Tiger Cruise)

    * Connor Paolo (1990 - ) television/film actor (Gossip Girl)

    * Jesse Sinopoli (1991 - ) Television/Film background actor (Boys of Summerville)

    * Mitchell Musso (1991 - ) Television actor (Hannah Montana)

    [edit] 1980s

    * David Henrie (1989 - ) television actor (Wizards of Waverly Place)[2]

    * Micah Alberti (1984 - )

    * Eva Amurri (1984 - )

    * Michael Angarano (1987 - ) television/film actor (Sky High, Will & Grace)[3]

    * Justin Baldoni (1984 - ) television actor (Everwood)[4]

    * Adrian Bellani (1982 - )

    * Rachel Bilson (1981 - ) film/television actress (The O.C.)[5][6]

    * Corbin Bleu (1989 - ) film/television actor (High School Musical)[7]

    * Sophia Bush (1982 - ) television actress (One Tree Hill)

    * Ashley Lyn Cafagna (1983 - ) soap opera actress turned film star and singer

    * Michael Cera (1988 - ) film/television actor (Arrested Development, Juno, Superbad, etc.)

    * Stephen Colletti, (1986- ) American reality television star and co-host of TRL

    * Mark Copani (1981 - ) actor and professional wrestler[8]

    * Chris Evans (1981 - ) film actor (Cellular, Fantastic Four)[9]

    * Vanessa Ferlito (1980 - ) actress (CSI: New York)[10]

    * Lindsay Lohan (1986 - ) film actress (Mean Girls)

    * Michelle Lombardo (1983 - ) actress and model[11]

    * Tina Majorino (1985 - ) film/television actress (Napoleon Dynamite)[12]

    * Vanessa Minillo (1981 — )

    * Tahj Mowry (1986- ) actor

    * Frankie Muniz (1985- )

    * Gia Paloma (1984 - ) [13]

    * Hayden Panettiere (1989 - ) film/television actress (Heroes)[14]

    * Shawn Pyfrom (1986 - ) television/film actor (Desperate Housewives)[15][16]

    * Keri Sable (1986 - ) ographic actress[17]

    * Jason Schwartzman (1980 - ) film actor (Marie Antoinette)[18]

    [edit] 1970s

    * Victor Alfieri (1971 - ) Italian-born television actor[19]

    * Chad Allen (1974 - ) film/television actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)[20]

    * Lauren Ambrose (1978 - ) film and television actress (Six Feet Under)[21]

    * Leila Arcieri (1973 - ) actress/model[22]

    * Robin Arcuri (1976 - ) film/television actress/model (Miracle Beach, Entourage)

    * Laura Benanti (1979 - ) musical theatre/Broadway actress[23]

    * Jason Biggs actor ("American Pie")[24]

    * Bobby Cannavale - Emmy-winning actor [25]

    * Rachael Leigh Cook - actress ("She's All That")[26]

    * Sofia Coppola - director, actress, producer, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter [27]

    * Francesco Curá - model/actor

    * Drea de Matteo - Emmy-winning actress ("The Sopranos")[28]

    * Leonardo DiCaprio - Academy Award-nominated actor ("Titanic", "The Aviator")[29]

    * Jennifer Esposito - film/television actress[30]

    * Peter Facinelli - film/television actor

    * Joey Fatone - pop singer/actor (*NSync, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding")[31]

    * Jerry Ferrara - actor

    * Claire Forlani - model/actress

    * Aria Giovanni (1973 - ) nude model and actress [32]

    * Joy Giovanni (1978 - ) actress and former professional wrestling [33]

    * Carmine Giovinazzo (1973 - ) film and television actor (CSI: NY)[34]

    * Lola Glaudini - actress

    * Carla Gugino - film actress[35]

    * Lindsay Hartley soap opera actress ("Passions") [36]

    * Jenna Jameson (1974 - ) porn star

    * Alyssa Milano - film/television actress ("Charmed")[37]

    * Kelly Monaco - model/actress ("General Hospital") [38]

    * Brittany Murphy - film actress[39]

    * Alessandro Nivola (1972 - ) film actor ("Face/Off", "Goal!")[40]

    * Zachary Quinto (1977 - ) film and television actor (Heroes, 24, Star Trek)[41]

    * Jai Rodriguez (1979 - ) actor and culture guide on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy[42]

    * Leah Remini - film/TV actress ("The King Of Queens")[43]

    * Giovanni Ribisi (1974 - ) - film and television actor (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Saving Private Ryan, Friends)

    * Antonio Sabato Jr. - model/actor[44]

    * Paul Anthony Stewart soap opera actor[45]

    * Liv Tyler (1977 - ) - actress

    * Amber Valletta (1974 - ) supermodel/actress[46]

    * Milo Ventimiglia (1977 - ) film and television actor (Heroes, Gilmore Girls, Rocky Balboa)[47]

    [edit] 1960s

    * Kristian Alfonso - soap opera actress ("Days Of Our Lives") [48]

    * Jennifer Aniston, actress ("Friends")[maternal grandmother is of Italian descent]

    * Scott Baio actor ("Happy Days", "Charles In Charge") [49]

    * Matt Battaglia - actor [50]

    * Maria Bello Academy Award-nominated film actress[51]

    * Valerie Bertinelli - actress ("One Day At A Time") [52]

    * Traci Bingham - actress and model

    * Jon Bon Jovi - singer/film actor ("Bon Jovi") [53]

    * David Boreanaz - actor ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "Angel") [54]

    * Nicolas Cage - Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer[55]

    * Christy Canyon - erotic actress[56]

    * Federico Castelluccio actor ("The Sopranos") [57]

    * Robin Christopher soap opera actress [58]

    * Lee Curreri actor, music composer, singer

    * Donna D'Errico actress and model

    * Vin Diesel film actor (Pitch Black) [59][60]

    * Illeana Douglas film actress [61]

    * Edie Falco actress ("The Sopranos") [62]

    * Jon Favreau actor/director [63]

    * Linda Fiorentino film actress ("The Last Seduction") [64]

    * Vincent Gallo - independent film actor/director [65]

    * James Gandolfini (1961 - ) film/television actor (The Sopranos)[98]

    * Janeane Garofalo stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and a guest radio host on Air America Radio [66]

    * Paul Giamatti (1967 - ) Academy Award-nominated film actor[67]

    * Anthony Michael Hall (1968 - ) film/television actor, former teen star[68]

    * Michael Imperioli actor ("The Sopranos") [69]

    * Artie Lange television and movie actor, stand up comedian and radio personality[70]

    * Matt LeBlanc actor ("Friends") [71]

    * Téa Leoni (1966 - ) actress

    * Ralph Macchio - film actor ("The Karate Kid") [72]

    * Tim McGraw actor/country music singer [73]

    * Christopher Meloni - actor ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Oz") [74]

    * Vic Mignogna - voice actor

    * Erik Palladino [75]

    * Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy)

    * Natalie Raitano television actress ("V.I.P.") [76]

    * Mark Ruffalo critically-acclaimed film actor ("Just Like Heaven", "13 Going On 30") [77]

    * Laura San Giacomo - actress ("Just Shoot Me") [78]

    * Glenn Scarpelli - actor ("One Day At A Time") Italian American from Staten Island

    * Annabella Sciorra - actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) [79]

    * Nick Scotti - actor/model/singer [80]

    * Mira Sorvino - Academy Award-winning actress, daughter of Paul Sorvino [81]

    * Vincent Spano - actor

    * Gwen Stefani - singer/fashion designer/actress [82]

    * Marisa Tomei - Academy Award-winning film actress ("My Cousin Vinny") [83]

    * Brooke Shields - (1965 -)

    * Stanley Tucci actor ("Shall We Dance") [84]

    * Aida Turturro actress, cousin of John Turturro (The Sopranos) [85]

    [edit] 1950s

    * Danny Bonaduce actor ("The Partridge Family") [86]

    * Lorraine Bracco - Academy Award-nominated actress ("The Sopranos", "Goodfellas") [87]

    * Steve Buscemi - actor ("Fargo", "Reservoir Dogs") [88]

    * David Caruso - actor ("CSI: Miami", "Session 9") [89]

    * Tony Danza - actor/talk show host ("Who's The Boss", "Family Law") [90]

    * Vincent D'Onofrio - actor/director/producer[91][92]

    * Giancarlo Esposito - actor [93]

    * Lou Ferrigno bodybuilder and actor ("The Hulk") [94]

    * Renee Jones - actress, Days Of Our Lives

    * Cyndi Lauper - singer/actress (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) [95]

    * Jay Leno (1950 - ) comedian, former actor, known as host of The Tonight Show[96]

    * Madonna - musician, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, entertainer [97]

    * Ed Marinaro - actor/former football player [98]

    * Chazz Palminteri - actor ("A Bronx Tale") [99]

    * Joe Pantoliano actor ("The Sopranos") [100]

    * Joe Piscopo actor/comedian ("Saturday Night Live") [101]

    * Ray Romano - actor and comedian ("Everybody Loved Raymond") [102]

    * Isabella Rossellini (born 1952) - actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, model [103]

    * Rene Russo - film actress/model ("Lethal Weapon 3", "The Thomas Crown Affair") [104]

    * Connie Sellecca - actress [105]

    * Steve Schirripa - TV actor/writer ("The Sopranos") [106]

    * John Travolta - Academy Award-nominated actor, singer, dancer ("Grease", "Saturday Night Fever") [107]

    * John Turturro - actor, cousin of Aida Turturro [108]

    * Steven Van Zandt (1950 - ) musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey (The Sopranos)[109]

    * Vinny Vella (1950 - ) actor and part time comedian[110]

    * Chuck Zito - member of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels,

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