Bobby Cannavale Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Movie Actor

Bobby Cannavale

Birthday :

May 3, 1970

Birth Place :

Union City, New Jersey, United States

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Robert Cannavale is an American Actor.

Childhood and education

Robert Cannavale was born on May 3, 1970, to the couple Isabel and Sal Cannavale. His father has a lineage from Italy while his mother is a Cuban. They moved to the US in 1960. Robert attended a Catholic school. In his school days, Robert was actively involved in many additional activities as an altar boy and a member of the singing group.

Cannavale acted in the role of Winthrop, a boy of imperfect speech in the school’s creation, The Music Man and later as a criminal in Guys and Dolls. Thus, the love for acting became a passion for him. He lived in Union City, New Jersey.

Robert Cannavale, when he was 13, his parents divorced, and he moved to Puerto Rico along with his mother. They again moved to Margate, Florida after two years. He obtained a diploma from Coconut Creek High School in 1980 and then shifted to New Jersey so that he can be nearer to New York to achieve his performing career.



Robert Cannavale though had no training in acting acted in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), as Bobby Caffey on Third Watch. Robert came to light after his role as Bobby Caffey. He featured in 100 Centre Street along with Alan Arkin (2001) guided and scripted by Sidney Lumet, his then father-in-law.

He featured in some films and TV events: I’m Not Rappaport (1996), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), Gloria, The Bone Collector (1999), 3 A. M (2000), Washington Heights, The Guru (2002), Shortcut to Happiness. The Station Agent (2003), Fresh Cut Grass, Heaven, Shall We Dance? 

Other films include The Breakup Artist (2004), Happy Endings, Romance and Cigarettes (2005), Night Listener, Fast Food Nation, Snakes on a Plane, 10 Items or Less (2006), The Ten, Dedication (2007), The Take, Diminished Capacity, The Promotion, 100 Feet (2008) and many more….

Television: He has participated on 40 television shows.

Stage Performance: Robert has played in nine plays on stage.



Robert Cannavale has achieved some awards:

Critics’ Choice Television Award (2012), Nominated for Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture (2003), Nominated to ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor, nominated to Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (2006).

Other honours are Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2013), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012), Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and so on….


Personal Life

Robert Cannavale married an actress and screenwriter, Jenny Lumet in 1994. Jenny Lumet was the daughter of Sidney Lumet. They had a son, Jake Cannavale. He was also an actor. The father and son duo featured in Nurse Jackie. Robert took divorce from Jenny in 2003.

Robert started dating with another actress Rose Byrne since 2012. Their first child, Rocco Robin Cannavale was born on February 1, 2016. A second child, a son named Rafa was born in November 2017.

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