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Michael Imperioli


Michael Imperioli is a prominent American actor, writer, and director. Michael Imperioli is most popular for his role as the character Christopher Moltisanti in ‘The Sopranos’.

Early Life

Michael Imperioli was born on March 26, 1966, and he is currently 56 years old. Michael hails from Mount Vernon, New York. Talking about his family, Michael’s grandparents were Italians from Lazio and Calabria. Likewise, his parents are his father Dan Imperioli, and his mother Claire Imperioli. Michael’s father is a bus driver and amateur actor whereas his mother is an amateur actress.

Talking about his educational journey, Michael studied acting at New York City’s Stella Adler Conservatory. Before this, he graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, New York. He also has a brother named John. John attended Mount Vernon High School.

Michael Imperioli – Career and Professional Life

Michael Imperioli

Caption: Michael Imperioli posing for a photo with Al Pacino at their Emmys. Source: Instagram

Professionally, Michael Imperioli is a popular actor and writer-director. Michael is most recognized for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos. This role earned the actor the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” in the year 2004.

Moreover, Michael gained recognition for his role as Spider in the 1990 film Goodfellas. His other TV work includes roles as Nick Falco in Law & Order, Ray Carling in Life on Mars, and Louis Fitch in Detroit 1-8-7. The American actor also had supporting roles in films including Shark Tale released in the year 2004 and The Lovely Bones in 2009.

Additionally, the first feature film that Michael wrote and directed is The Hungry Ghosts. It was back in the year 2008. Then in 2015, Michael Imperioli starred in Mad Dogs. It is a dark-comic thriller TV series and Amazon’s Prime Video streaming platform released this series.

The actor has also received nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and five Emmy Awards. This was all for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos. Further, Michael also bagged one Emmy for the show’s fifth season in the year 2004.

Some other films that Michael has worked on include Jungle Fever, Clockers, I Shot Andy Warhol, My Baby’s Daddy, Bad Boys, Malcolm X, Shark Tale, The Basketball Diaries, Dead Presidents, Girl 6, Lean on Me, Last Man Standing, Summer of Sam, and High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story. The actor also co-wrote and co-produced Summer of Sam. As a writer, Michael also worked on five episodes of The Sopranos.

Besides Acting

Michael Imperioli

Caption: Michael posing for a photo with Al Pacino at their Emmys. Source: Instagram

The actor also worked as the artistic director of Studio Dante. It is an off-Broadway theater that Michael formed with his wife, Victoria. In addition to this, the actor is the lead singer and guitarist for a rock band named “La Dolce Vita”.

Michael also makes a brief appearance in the video for the 1983 hit Shiny Shiny by Haysi Fantayzee. They are a British performance group. The actor is an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America. He subsequently co-hosted their May 2009 annual benefit concert called “A Great Night in Harlem”. This concert was held at the Apollo Theater and this celebrated the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

Furthermore, Michael Imperioli was also a guest on episode MB2E08 of Molto Mario. Then in 2010, he signed on to play the lead in the show Detroit 1-8-7. He also worked with writer Gabriele Tinti to write the text Pride for Tinti’s book New York Shots. Michael then participated in a reading of The Way of the Cross at the Queens Museum of Art in the year 2011.

More Details

The actor won the “Tournament of Stars” competition on Chopped in the year 2014. It is a cooking show and he won $50,000 which Michael sent to his designated charity the “Pureland Project”. It is an organization that builds and maintains schools in rural Tibet. Then in the year 2016, Micahel guest-starred as the angel Uriel on Lucifer.

Michael Imperioli

Caption: Michael posing for a photo with the cast of ‘The Sopranos’. Source: New York Post

Then on 13 March 2019, Michael Imperioli played the lead role of Rick Sellitto in Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. The actor also co-hosts a podcast with Steve Schirripa. Their joint podcast is called Talking Sopranos. The duo started this on April 6, 2020. Michael and Steve provide inside info as they follow The Sopranos series episode by episode.

By September 2020, their joint podcast reached over five million downloads. Then on 17 September 2020, the actors signed a deal with William Morrow and Company. This was to write an oral history of their podcast. In July 2020, Michael hosted a show 632 ELYSIAN FIELDS. This show airs on NTS Radio and was inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire. Likewise, in September 2020, the actor provided narration for The Whistleblower. It is a podcast about the 2007 NBA betting scandal.

Michael Imperioli – Relationship Status

Talking about Michael Imperioli’s relationship status, the actor is married to Victoria Chlebowski. The lovers tied the knot in the year 1995 and since then, they have stayed strong together. Moreover, the couple has two biological children namely Vadim born in the year 1997, and David born in 2001.

Furthermore, Michael also has a stepdaughter namely Isabella from Victoria’s previous marriage. The family resides in Santa Barbara, California. Furthermore, Michael and his family are avid practitioners of Tae Kwon Do. Then in the year 2008, Michael Imperioli became a Buddhist.

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Caption: Michael posing for a photo with her wife at a young age. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Michael Imperioli stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters and his weight is around 72 kgs or 158.4 lbs. Moreover, Michael has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Other than this, there is no further information regarding Michael’s other body measurement details including his chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc.

Social Media

Michael Imperioli is available on Instagram under the username @realmichaelimperioli. The actor has shared 354 posts and earned over 131k followers while writing this biography in early 2021. Other than this, Michael doesn’t seem to have a personal account on other platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

Michael Imperioli – Net Worth 2023

Moving on, The Sopranos actor has an approximate net worth of $20 million US dollars.