Steve Buscemi is a famous American actor and film director who has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He is probably famous because of his appearances in the movies like ‘Fargo’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’. He has also starred in an award-winning series, ‘Boardwalk Empire’.
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Biography & Wiki
Steve Vincent Buscemi was born on December 13, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, John Buscemi was a sanitation worker and a Korean war veteran. His mother, Dorothy worked as a host at Howard Johnson’s. Steve’s family is of Italian descent and were originally from Menfi in Sicily. He is a Roman Catholic and was raised with his three brothers.
Steve Buscemi did his schooling from Valley Stream Central High School in New York. He was a very active student and participated in drama troupe and also wrestled for the varsity squad. For his further studies, he went to Nassau Community College and then enrolled himself in Lee Strasberg Institute in Manhattan.
Steve Buscemi is married to Jo Andres, a filmmaker, choreographer, and artist for more than 20 years. The couple has a son together. The couple is very happy in their married life and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Steve Buscemi was arrested for protesting against the shutting down of the firehouse he once worked. He also gave a speech in support of the higher wages for the fire fighters.
After graduating from the college, he took a civil service test to become a firefighter. He served on FDNY’s Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan’s Little Italy. He was also appointed as Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY.
Steve Buscemi made his acting debut in the movie, ‘No Wave Cinema’. Soon he made another film named ‘Parting Glances’, where he became recognized. His performance in his previous projects landed him a guest role in the series, ‘Miami Vice’. His acting was appreciated by a lot of audiences and then he started getting offers from different directors for their movies.
Steve Buscemi appeared in some famous movies like, ‘Slaves of New York’ and ‘Tales from the Darkside’. He always loved to play the role of bad boys and his talent was welcomed by most of the film directors and producers. By this time, Steve became one of the bad-boys of Hollywood. He then started working with Coen Brother and appeared in six movies.
After the Coen Brothers, he starred in a string of films including ‘Rising Sun’, ‘The Adventure of Pete & Pete’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, etc. After these movies came the breakthrough of his life when he appeared in numerous award nomination movies like, ‘Fargo’, ‘Escape From LA’, and ‘Desperado’.
According to Steve, one of his most successful movies was ‘Ghost World’ where he played the role of Seymour. He won numerous award for the same. Steve has also made guest-appearance in Fox’s famous series, The Simpsons. He then appeared in the award-winning series, ‘The Sopranos’. Steve has also done some directing work in an episode of the same series.
Recently, Steve Buscemi appeared in episodes of the series, ’30 Rock’. He has appeared in numerous television series and movies till now. Steve also gave his voice to several animated series and movies.
Awards & Achievements
Steve Buscemi is a talented actor who has been nominated on numerous occasions and has won quite a few awards. His biggest achievement would be winning the Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Reservoir Dogs’. He was also awarded Chicago Film Critics Association Award and Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award. He has also won Golden Award for Best Actor.
Net Worth of Steve Buscemi
The estimated net worth of Steve Buscemi is approximately $40 million as of 2017. According to the reports, Steve takes minimum $75 thousand per episode. Most of his net worth comes from his movie career.
‘Bad Boy’ of Hollywood, Steve Buscemi has never forgotten his roots and he proved it by supporting firefighters and making a public speech to raise their income. He is one the talented actor who has worked hard to achieve the success of this magnitude. His personal life is going perfectly fine with his only wife, to whom he has been married for almost 20 years.