Steve Buscemi Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Steve Buscemi

Birthday :

December 13, 1957

Also Known For :

Director, Film Actor, Screenwriter, Television Actor

Birth Place :

New York City, New York, United States of America

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Steve Buscemi is a famous and notable actor, writer as well as a film director. He is known to have directed and played a role in numerous Commercially successful hits. He is known to have carved a special place for himself in the world of television. Some of the films he directed and that have won some notable awards include OZ and 30 walks. He is known to have worked and wonsome awards for a television series, Boardwalk Empire. He was known to be a firefighter before his acting career in the Little Italy neighborhood in New York City.

Steve Buscemi is also known for his bad-guy roles which have catapulted him into the international scene as a star. His excellent and extraordinary character portrayal is known to have made people laughed as well as cried. He is indeed a star that has worked in some movies. He is also a flag bearer of off-beat films and loves playing interesting and comical roles.


Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York to Dorothy and John Buscemi. He was an English-Dutch Italian decent and was raised in the way of Roman Catholicism. He went to Valley Stream Central High School and graduated in 1975. He enrolled at Nassau Community College before moving to Manhattan to study theater at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He wrestled for the Varsity group as well as became a member of a drama troupe while in school he cleared civil service test in 1976 to become a firefighter in New York City with Engine Company 55’.



His career started in 1986 when he produced his film Parting Glances. He later starred in an episode of a television series Miami Vice. In 1987, he starred in Kiss Daddy Goodnight and Heart. In 1988, he starred in a follow-up of the films above with Call Me and Heart of Midnight. His early movies also include Slaves of New York as well as Tales from the Darkside. As of 1990, he had become one of the most prominent bad boys of Hollywood when he starred in Kings of New York and Miller Crossing. Steve Buscemi also appeared in two of his Spy Kids movies. He is not always bad in his movie or extremely off the wall. He could also play a romantic role as he played one Ghost World. He got a strong review for his roles in this movie as well as in The Grey Zone.



It is not every time that Buscemi got on stage. Steve Buscemi also worked behind the camera to build up great movies for others. In fact, he made his first directorial effort, Trees Lounge, it got people’s attention and made a build-up of positive reviews. Steve Buscemi is also a playwright and wrote the screenplay for the film he Trees Lounge. He also had to direct one episode in The Sopranos, the critically acclaimed series.



Steve Buscemi lent his voice out to several movies which include and not limited to Monster Inc, Charlotte’s Web, G-Force, and Monsters University. He is also known to have starred in some comedy films which include I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.



  • His major work is Ghost World which received commercial success and which won him prestigious awards is one of his major works.
  • He also got awards with Boardwalk Empire, a television series. The series was also trailed with positive reviews and feedback.


Steve Buscemi won numerous awards as a result of his exploits, skills, and performances.

  • In 1992, he won for the movie Reservoir Dogs, an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for Reservoir Dogs in 1992
  • He also won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for Ghost World.
  • He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Boardwalk Empire in 2011.
  • He also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in  Drama Series


Steve Buscemi was married to Jo Andres in 1987 and since then had no cause to divorce her. He has children from her, and the couple currently live in Brooklyn. He was arrested following the protest which shut down his previous firehouse. He also gave a speech to support higher wages for firefighters. He was also the famous Hollywood actor who voiced gingerbread men in the highly renowned AT&T Christmas Commercial.

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