Who is Vincent Piazza? Wiki bio
Vincent Francis Piazza was born in Queens, New York City USA, on May 25, 1976 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he is an American national. He’s an actor who gained recognition after playing the lead character Lucky Luciano in the crime drama series “Boardwalk Empire” between 2010 and 2014. The series also starred Steven Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald and Michael Shannon, and is about a politician who has connections to the mob. Running for five seasons and 57 episodes, the series was a huge success, winning 64 awards, including two Golden Globes, while being nominated for 184 others.
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Early life and education
Vincent grew up alongside his younger brother and older sister in Queens, through their father who moved to the US from Italy in the 1960s and their mother who has German roots. The family traveled extensively, as Vincent’s mother had relatives all over the US, and they often visited while their father worked various jobs to support his family; this motivated Vincent to become successful and one day be able to help his family financially.
He attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens where he began playing football and hockey, excelling at both and winning several awards.
After his entrance exam in 1994, he was offered academic scholarships to several colleges, eventually choosing Villanova University, where he studied sports and media management, but after suffering a shoulder injury and having to stop playing for the college hockey teamhe dropped out of college in 1995. He then focused on acting, joining the troupe TerraNOVA Collective and appearing in several Broadway plays ranging from “Baby Steps” to Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Roles in movies
Vincent made his film debut in 2005, playing the main character Chris Parker in the short comedy drama film “Color of a Doubt: an Urban Fable”, which also starred Robert Youngs and Jennifer Monaco, and was about people in black dresses. and white world in search of colors.
In 2006, he played the supporting character Geoff in the drama film “Stephanie Daley”, starring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn in the story of a pregnant psychologist who must find out what really happened to the 16-year-old girl who hid her. pregnancy, and later killed her child. The film won five awards and was nominated for five others.
Vincent was invited in 2006 to play the main character Scott in the horror movie “The Dawn”which also starred Alessandra Ramos and Omar Jermaine, but received poor reviews and a rating of 2/10 on the movie and TV series website IMDb.
The following year, he co-starred with Reece Thompson and Anna Kendrick in the comedy drama film “Rocket Science”, about a teenager who joins his high school’s debate team – the film won two awards and was nominated for seven others. In 2007, he also played supporting characters in the drama “Goodbye Baby” and the award-winning Korean-American movie “Tie a Yellow Ribbon”, before being cast in 2008 to play Ricky Delacruz in the neo-noir comedy. “Assassination of a High School President”, starring Reece Thompson and Bruce Willis; it received mixed reviews.
Vincent starred as Barry in the drama film “3 Nights in the Desert” in 2014, followed by his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in the musical drama film “Jersey Boys” which was produced and directed by Clint Eastwood.
Starring John Lloyd Young and Erich Bergen, the film is about the lives of four boys who formed the popular band The Four Seasons in the 1960s. The film won four awards and was nominated for two others. In 2015, he starred alongside Patricia Arquette and David Zayas in the drama film “The Wannabe” which won five awards.
Some of his latest roles in movies were in the comedy drama film “The Intervention” in which he starred as Peter in 2016, the thriller film “Never Here” in which he played the supporting character Andy Williams in 2017, and the romantic drama “The Girl Who Invented Kissing”, as main character Jimmy in the second half of 2017.
Roles in TV series
Vincent made his TV series debut in 2006, as Eric Newsome in the episode “Wrongful Life” of the procedural police drama series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, before appearing as Hernan O’Brien in three episodes of the critically acclaimed crime drama series “The Sopranos”. He guest-starred in a single episode of the police procedural and legal drama series “Law & Order”, before being invited to play the recurring character Tony in six episodes of the comedy drama series “Rescue Me”starring Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi and Steven Pasquale, and is about a firefighter who is both afraid for his job and about seeing his ex-wife with other men.
It was a success, as it won eight awards and was nominated for 26 others, including a Golden Globe.
In 2008, Vincent played the main character Bobby Moran in the crime drama series ‘Blue Blood’, but the pilot episode was not picked up by any network. He next appeared in the episode “The Rough Patch” of the critically acclaimed sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in 2009, and his last role in a TV series was in the thriller “The Passage” in 2019, portraying Clark Richards .
Awards and honors
In 2011 and 2012, Vincent and his fellow actors and actresses won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama series, for their role in “Boardwalk Empire”, and were nominated for the same award in 2013 and 2015.
Vincent won a Global Award for Best Actor at Oaxaca FilmFes, MX in 2015, and then won a Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor at Jersey City’s Golden Door International Film Festival, for his role in “The Girl Who Invented Kissing”.
In 2018, he won a Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film at the New York City International Film Festival, for ‘The Girl Who Invented Kissing’.
Love life and relationships
Vincent met Ashlee Simpson, an American actress, singer and songwriter in 2011, while they were filming for the same movie, and they dated for a year before breaking up in 2012 for unknown reasons.
Ashlee is probably best known for her roles in the family drama series ‘7th Heaven’ and the reality TV show ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’.
Vincent in 2015 started dating Genesis Rodriguez, a famous American actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of main characters in the “Prisionera”, “Dame Chocolate” and “Dona Barbara” series. On May 21, 2018, Vincent proposed to Genesis and it is rumored that the two got married in 2019 in a private ceremony with only a few of their closest friends and family. They currently live together at their home in Los Angeles, California.
Hobbies and other interests
Vincent has been interested in sports since his teenage years and although he can no longer play professional hockey, he still plays football and tennis for fun with his friends and colleagues.
He has been a fan of travel since he toured the US with his mother at a young age, and has since taken several road trips across the US, while also touring Europe several times, visiting countries such as Italy and England. He is an animal lover and has had several dogs as pets, his favorites being Siberian Huskies.
He likes to watch movies in his spare time, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway while some of his favorite movies are “Taxi Driver”, “Shutter Island” and “Inception”. . He also enjoys watching comedy series, two of his favorites being ‘Friends’ and ‘The Simpsons’.
Appearance and power
Vincent is 43 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.8 m tall and weighs about 72 kg. From May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.