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Michael Imperioli is an American actor, writer, director and musician. He is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos (1999–2007), which earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2004. He gained recognition in the early part of his career for his role as Spider in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990).
Imperioli has also had supporting roles in films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Bad Boys (1995), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Shark Tale (2004) and The Lovely Bones (2009). Imperioli is also a successful screenwriter, co-writing the screenplay for Summer of Sam (1999) with Spike Lee, writing five episodes of The Sopranos, and writing as well as directing the feature film The Hungry Ghosts (2008).
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Michael Imperioli was born on March 26, 1966 (age 56 years) in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. He is the son of Dan Imperioli, a bus driver and amateur actor, and Claire Imperioli, a department store worker, and amateur actress. Aged 11, Imperioli and his family moved to Brewster, New York, and in high school started watching Broadway plays.
Imperioli planned on attending pre-med at Columbia University but was accepted at the State University of New York at Albany. Shortly before he was to start college, he instead enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting.
Michael Imperioli has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and five Emmy Awards for his work as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. He won one Emmy for the fifth season of The Sopranos in 2004.
Imperioli in addition to his role on The Sopranos has appeared in a number of films, including Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Bad Boys, Malcolm X, The Basketball Diaries, Clockers, Dead Presidents, Girl 6, My Baby’s Daddy, Lean on Me, I Shot Andy Warhol, Last Man Standing, Shark Tale, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, and Summer of Sam, which he also co-wrote and co-produced.
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He also wrote five episodes for The Sopranos. Michael Imperioli served as artistic director of Studio Dante, an Off-Broadway theater he formed with his wife. He is an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America and co-hosted their May 2009 annual benefit concert, “A Great Night in Harlem”, at the Apollo Theater, which celebrated the foundation’s 20th anniversary.
Michael Imperioli was a guest on the “San Giuseppe” episode of Mario Batali’s Food Network television show Molto Mario. In 2010, Imperioli signed on to play the lead in the ABC television show Detroit 1-8-7. Working with the writer Gabriele Tinti, he wrote the text “Pride” for Tinti’s book New York Shots and participated in a reading of The Way of the Cross at the Queens Museum of Art in 2011.
Imperioli won the Tournament of Stars competition on the cooking show Chopped in 2014, sending $50,000 to his designated charity the Pureland Project, an organization that builds and maintains schools in rural Tibet. In 2016, he guest-starred as the angel Uriel on the Fox show Lucifer.
On March 13, 2019, Imperioli was cast in the lead role of Rick Sellitto in the NBC drama series Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. Imperioli co-hosts a podcast with Steve Schirripa titled Talking Sopranos, which began on April 6, 2020. The two provide inside info as they follow The Sopranos series episode by episode. By September 2020, the podcast had reached over five million downloads.
On September 17, 2020, Imperioli and Schirripa signed a deal with HarperCollins book imprint William Morrow and Company to write an oral history of the show; the book titled Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos was released on November 2, 2021.
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In July 2020, Michael Imperioli hosted a show on NTS Radio called 632 ELYSIAN FIELDS, which was inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire. In September 2020, Imperioli provided narration for The Whistleblower, a podcast about the 2007 NBA betting scandal.
Michael Imperioli is the guitarist and vocalist for the band Zopa. In 2020, Zopa released its debut album entitled La Dolce Vita. Imperioli had a narrator cameo in the 2021 Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark. In January 2022, Imperioli was cast in a lead role in the second season of the dark comedy series The White Lotus at HBO. He stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Michael Imperioli is married to Victoria Chlebowski, they had their wedding in 1996. His wife is a private person and they own a home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Santa Barbara, California. The couple has three children Vadim Imperioli, David Imperioli, and Isabella Chlebowski. Imperioli and his family are avid practitioners of Tae Kwon Do. In 2008, Imperioli became a Buddhist. As of mid-2022, Michael Imperioli and his wife Victoria are still married.
Michael Imperioli net worth
How much is Michael Imperioli worth? Michael Imperioli net worth is estimated at around $25 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor, writer, director and musician. Imperioli salary per movie and other career earnings are over $4 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and fancy cars trip. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the United States.