Steve Buscemi is an American actor, director, writer, producer, and former firefighter who is best known for his work as a character actor in several movies including Reservoir Dogs (1992), Fargo (1996), Con Air (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Ghost World (2001). He is also well recognized for portraying the lead character of Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson in the universally acclaimed period crime drama TV series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), a performance for which he won 2 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards and a Golden Globe award.
Steven Vincent Buscemi
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Steve had graduated, in 1975, from the Valley Stream Central High School in the village of Valley Stream, New York. After his high school graduation, he had briefly attended the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York; before getting enrolled at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting.
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Former Firefighter
- Father – John Buscemi (Former Soldier, Former Sanitation Worker)
- Mother – Dorothy Buscemi (née Wilson) (Former Restaurant Hostess)
- Siblings – Michael Buscemi (Younger Brother) (Actor), Ken Buscemi (Brother), Jon Buscemi (Brother)
- Others – Giuseppe Buscemi (Paternal Grandfather), Nunciata Buscemi (Paternal Grandmother), Harry Wilson (Maternal Grandfather), Amanda Van Dine (Maternal Grandmother)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Steve has dated –
- Jo Andres (1986–2019) – Steve had started dating American filmmaker and choreographer Jo Andres in 1986 and the couple got married in 1987. They have a son together named Lucian Buscemi (b. 1990) (Actor). They were together until her death on January 6, 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Italian (Sicilian) descent on his father’s side and Irish, English, and Dutch descent on his mother’s side.
- Slender frame
- High, raspy voice
- Googly eyes
- Clean-shaven look
- Side-parted, back-combed hair
- Misaligned teeth
Steve has been featured in the TV commercials for –
- HM clothing (1999) (Print)
- The ONE Campaign (2005) (TV)
- GoPhone (2007) (TV)
- Snickers (2015) (TV)
Steve Buscemi Facts
- Fellow future actor Patricia Charbonneau was his classmate at the Valley Stream Central High School. At the institution, Steve had wrestled for the varsity squad and would regularly be a part of the drama troupe.
- He was born on a Friday the 13th.
- When he was young, he had fractured his skull in an accident where he was hit by a bus.
- Between 1980 and 1984, he had worked as a firefighter in New York City; and the day after the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks, he had returned to volunteer at the site of the tragedy. He had worked 12-hour shifts for a week, looking for missing firefighters in the rubble. In November 2014, he was named an ‘Honorary Battalion Chief’ by the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).
- The village of Valley Stream, where he had spent most of his school days, was the location for the shooting of the 1996 comedy-drama film Trees Lounge. Apart from starring in the movie, he had also made his feature film screenwriting and directorial debut with the movie.
Featured Image by Steve Buscemi / Instagram
Facts of Steve Buscemi
- full nameSteve Buscemi
- Date of Birth December 13, 1957
- Age 63 years 4 months
- Horoscope Sagittarius
- Lucky Number 11
- Lucky Stone Turquoise
- Lucky Color Orange
- Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
- weight70 kg
- height5 ft 9 in