Steve Buscemi Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in the films like The Death of Stalin (2017), Big Fish (2003), Con Air (1997), Desperado (1995), and Reservoir Dog (1992). He has worked in collaboration with the Coen Brothers having appeared in a total of six films while working with them including Paris, je t’aime (2006), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Barton Fink (1991), and Miller’s Crossing (1990).

Early Life

Steve Buscemi was born on 13th December 1957 in New York City where he was brought up. He was born to his parents named Dorothy and John Buscemi. His father used to work as a sanitization worker and served himself to be in Korean War and his mother was a hostess at Howard Johnson’s. His father belonged to the town of Menfi in Sicily whereas his mother was of Irish, English, and Dutch ancestry. Steve Buscemi grew up with three brothers named Jon, Ken, and Michael. His brother Michael is working as an actor and the family was raised Catholic.

Buscemi’s family moved to Valley Stream in Nassau County where he did graduation in 1975 from Valley Stream Central High School and where he met the future writer named Edward J. Renehan Jr. and the future actress named Patricia Charbonneau. Buscemi did a film in 1996 called Trees Lounge in which he was starred and served as screenwriter and director. A large part of the film was shot in his childhood village called Valley Stream. Thereafter, Buscemi attended Nassau Community College before moving to Manhattan where he enrolled himself into the Lee Strasberg Insitute.

Steve Buscemi Career

Buscemi had a bountiful career in television. From 2010 to 2014, he was cast with the lead role as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire that was further created by Terence Winter. He has also performed on the small screen preferably with series like Miracle Workers (2019-present), Portlandia (2014-17), 30 Rock (2007-13), and The Sopranos (2004, 2006). Buscemi also acted in a leading role in a few of the comedian web series including Horace and Pete (2016). Buscemi’s work was prominent in certain of the animation movies and for which he did the voice work also included Monsters, Inc. film franchise (2001–2021), Charlotte’s Web (2006), Igor (2008), G-Force (2009), Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012-present), and The Boss Baby (2017).

Steve Buscemi Biography

Real Name Steven Vincent Buscemi
Birth Date 13 December 1957
Age (as of 2021) 63 Years
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Former Firefighter
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father John Buscemi
Mother Dorothy Wilson
Sister None
Brother Michael Buscemi, Jon Buscemi, Ken Buscemi


School Not Known
College Valley Stream Central High School, Nassau Community College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Wife Jo Andres (m. 1987–2019)
Children Lucian Buscemi

Personal life

The iconic actor will be 64 this year. In one of his interviews, he spoke about his wife who was battling ovarian cancer. He recalled the pain she was going through at the end of the disease he shared his feelings about the cleaning of their house in Brooklyn where the couple stayed together for many years but it now feels like too big to live alone. Buscemi married Andres in 1987. His wife Andres was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. While going through various stages of chemotherapy for a period, cancer returned in 2017 and it was all hard to watch her wife like this. Later, she died in January 2019. He said that the pain was the hardest thing and the person who goes through such pain is painful. It’s painful to watch people dying of cancer as there remains no way around it.

Steve Buscemi Net Worth

Steve Buscemi is a well-known actor who possesses a net worth of around $35 million. He is an actor, director, filmmaker, and producer too. He has worked in various films, television series, and comedy series.


  • Buscemi made his directoria debut in 1990. His directed movies include What Happened to Pete (1992- a short film), Tress Lounge (1996), Interview (2007), Animal Factory (2000), and Lonesome Jin (2005).
  • His performances made him earn two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and two nominations for Emmy Award.
  • He made his directorial debut with the film named Trees Lounge that was released in 1996 in which he worked and also wrote the story.
  • Following this particular series, he directed other films like Animal Factory (2000), Lonessome Jim (2004), and Interview (2007).