Who is Marcy Wudarski?
Marcy was born in the USA in 1967 – she’s kept her exact date of birth away from the media’s attention, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a film producer, but with only a single credit to her name, so is probably known best for having been the first wife of the late American actor and film producer James Joseph Gandolfini Jr.
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Early life and education
Marcy was raised in the USA by her American parents, however, not a lot about them is known as they prefer to be left out of media, but apparently her mother was a pediatric nurse, and her father was an accountant. Although Marcy hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, it’s believed that she was raised alongside an older sister.
She grew up wanting to become a model, and played sports while attending a local elementary school, mostly because she believed this would help her shape her figure, ready for when it’s time to launch her modelling career. Marcy studied at a local high school in Los Angeles, California and continued playing sports there, while she was also into acting and dancing.
She didn’t enroll at college upon matriculating in 1985, but chose to find work instead.
Marcy hasn’t shared many details concerning her career, and it’s believed that she worked as a waitress until meeting and marrying James, and she then became a housewife, focused on raising their son.
Her only producing credit was the 2013 drama movie “Wish You Were Here”, written and directed by James O’Brien, and which starred Louie Sabatasso, Gary Kohn and Arroyn Ambrose. It follows two brothers who have met a girl on the run, and who has now joined them for their road trip.
Love life and marriage with James Gandolfini
Marcy and James married in a private ceremony in March 1999, attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members; neither have spoken about how and when they met, but it’s believed that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in 1997. Marcy gave birth to their son Michael Gandolfini on 10 May 1999, who is today a popular actor with close to 20 credits to his name, but she and James divorced in 2002.
Marcy hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that James began dating former actress and model Deborah Lin in 2006, and that they married on 30 August 2008; Deborah gave birth to their daughter Liliane in October 2012.
As of May 2022, Marcy seems to be single, was married to James Gandolfini, with whom she has a son.
Hobbies and other interests
Marcy’s passionate about travelling, and she and James often travelled together during the three years that they were married; she kept him company during his red carpet events held around the USA, while they also vacationed in several European countries, including England and France.
Marcy was once physically highly active, having four to five training sessions at the gym every week, and practicing yoga at home, however, she rarely works out nowadays.
She’s a lover of animals, and has several pet dogs and cats.
Marcy’s interested in fashion and keeps up with all of the latest trends by reading various fashion magazines, such as “Vogue” and “Elle”.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Eddie Redmayne, Clint Eastwood and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Les Miserables”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Age, height and net worth
Marcy is 55 years old as of 2022. She has short brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at over $100,000, while her former husband James’ net worth, at the time of his death, was estimated at more than $70 million.
Who was her former husband James?
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey USA, on 18 September 1961 – his zodiac sign was Virgo, and he held American nationality. He appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still remembered best for his portrayal of the main character Tony Soprano in the critically acclaimed crime series “The Sopranos”, which is rated amongst the 10 best TV series of all time. It was created by David Chase, also starred Lorraine Bracco and Edie Falco, and follows the life of mafia boss Tony Soprano; the series aired from 1999 to 2007 and won 141 awards, including 21 Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 309 other awards.
James was raised in Park Ridge, New Jersey alongside his two sisters, by their mother Santa (nee Penna) who was a food service worker at a local high school, and their father James Joseph Gandolfini who was a bricklayer; both parents were of Italian descent.
James studied at Park Ridge High School, and was mostly interested in acting in school plays and playing basketball during his four years there; he matriculated in 1979 and then enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1983. He spent the following a couple of years working as a club manager and bartender, prior to becoming an actor.
James made his debut film appearance in the 1987 fantasy adventure comedy “Shock! Shock! Shock!”, and his following role came four years later, when he played Marcone’s Henchman in the action crime comedy movie “The Last Boy Scout”. A couple of his most notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1992 romantic crime film “A Stranger Among Us”, the 1994 romantic comedy movie “Angie”, and the 1999 mystery crime film “8MM”.
In 2006, James played Tiny Duffy in the thriller movie “All the King’s Men”, written and directed by Steven Zaillian, and which starred Sean Penn, Jude Law and Kate Winslet.
It follows the life of a character based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, and the movie won two of the six awards for which it was nominated.
James’ final three roles were in the family crime comedy movie “Nicky Deuce” and the romantic comedy film “Enough Said” both in 2013, and the 2014 crime thriller movie “The Drop” (released after his death).
He won 23 awards, including three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2000, 2001 and 2003, all for his performance in “The Sopranos”, while he was nominated for 53 other awards.
James died from a heart attack on 19 June 2013 in Rome, Italy; he was there for the Taormina Film Fest.