Stanley Tucci Net Worth

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci is an American actor best known for his roles in Big Night, Julie & Julia, and The Lovely Bones. Having started his acting career in Hollywood in 1985, Tucci has appeared in more than 135 movies and television series.

But it’s not just his acting that has contributed to his career success. Stanley Tucci’s net worth is also affected by his work as a producer, writer, brand ambassador, and his former restaurant. Read on to discover Tucci’s most successful projects and follow his career from the beginning until now.

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Early Life

Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. His mother, Joan Tropiano, was a writer and secretary, and his father, Stanley Tucci Sr., was a high school art teacher. Both parents come from Italian roots and hail from Calabria.

Tucci has two younger sisters, Gina and Christine. Tucci graduated from John Jay High School, where he met and became friends with actor Campbell Scott. He was very involved in the drama club and on the baseball and soccer teams.

Tucci went on to attend the State University of New York, where he graduated with a major in acting in 1982. Here, he became classmates and friends with Ving Rhames.

Young Stanley Tucci
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Acting Career

Tucci’s acting career officially began in 1982 when actress Colleen Dewhurst, who is his buddy Campbell Scott’s mother, got them both roles in The Queen and the Rebels. It was a Broadway play starring Dewhurst, and with this, Tucci got his Actors’ Equity card.

This was followed by a few more theater gigs. Tucci had roles in the Broadway productions The Misanthrope, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Iceman Cometh, and Execution of Justice.

Early Projects

In 1985, Tucci landed his first movie role in Prizzi’s Honor. For the rest of the 1980s and into the 1990s, Tucci appeared in supporting roles in films like Slaves of New York, Prelude to a Kiss, The Pelican Brief and Jury Duty.

He had his television debut in 1987 in the crime drama series Crime Story. This was followed by another crime drama series Miami Vice. Tucci also appeared in The Equalizer, Thirtysomething, and Lifestories. He played recurring roles in Wiseguy and Equal Justice.

Murder One
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Murder One

Stanley Tucci had his first big acting breakthrough in 1995 when he landed the role of Richard Cross in Murder One. The legal drama series ran for two seasons and received much praise from critics, as well as several awards.

It would be a few years before Stanley Tucci’s net worth would step into the millions, but his natural talent was evident early on. A few years down the line, Tucci would win his first Primetime Emmy as he portrayed Walter Winchell in the television film Winchell.

Big Night
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Big Night

The 1996 film Big Night would mark Tucci’s directorial and screenwriting debut. Critics praised his work and he won the Independent Spirit Award for the best first screenplay, together with co-writer Joseph Tropiano who is his cousin. The pair also won at the Sundance Film Festival. Tucci’s longtime friend Campbell Scott was his co-director.

Aside from writing and directing, Tucci also starred in the film as Secondo. The comedy-drama was a commercial success. It started slowly with only $185,749 in revenue during the opening weekend. However, it gained traction and went on to earn $12 million at the box office.

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In 1998, he once again wrote, directed, and starred in a film, this time for Impostors. It did not do spectacularly at the box office, but it did receive a mostly positive review from critics.

After the turn of the millennium, Tucci continued to appear in supporting roles in big commercial hits. The list includes America’s Sweethearts starring Julia Roberts, Road to Perdition and The Terminal both with Tom Hanks and Shall We Dance which starred Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.

Stanley Tucci at the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of his new movie The Devil Wears Prada.
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Devil Wears Prada

In 2006, Tucci joins Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt in the comedy-drama Devil Wears Prada. The film was a blockbuster, earning $326.7 million from theaters worldwide over a budget of $35 million. More importantly, this was the film where Tucci would first meet his future wife, who is Emily Blunt’s older sister.

In the same year, Tucci would play a role in the TV series Monk. For his single episode performance, Tucci won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards.

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The Lovely Bones

Tucci would achieve a major milestone in 2009 when he was cast in the critically acclaimed film The Lovely Bones. For his role as the serial killer George Harvey, Tucci received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Lead actress Saoirse Ronan also gained multiple wins and nominations.

As for box office performance, the film did quite well, earning $93.6 million compared to its budget of $65 million.

Stanley Tucci in 2009
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Julie & Julia

In the same year, Tucci would appear in another award-winning film, Julie & Julia. Co-starring with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, Tucci once again received praise from critics for his performance. The film was also a big commercial success. With a budget of $40 million, it was able to earn more than three times this amount for a total of $130 million in gross revenues.

The subsequent years would have Tucci appearing in films like Burlesque, Margin Call and Captain America: The First Avenger.

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The Hunger Games Movies

The film franchise that would have the largest impact on Stanley Tucci’s net worth would be The Hunger Games. Each film was based on a book from the Suzanne Collins-authored series, and they were all became massive blockbusters.

Tucci played the gregarious master of ceremonies, Caesar Flickerman, in all four movies. He joined a powerful cast that included Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, and more.

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The first film, The Hunger Games, came out in 2012 and raked in a total of $694.4 million at the box office. In fact, it earned twice its budget of $78 million just on opening weekend alone, bringing in $152.5 million in gross revenues. A year later, Catching Fire fared even better, with theater earnings of $865 million over a budget of $130 million.

The third and final book was divided into two films. Mockingjay Part 1 was released in 2014 and made $755.4 million against a $125 million production budget. And the second part was in theaters by 2015 and although it was the lowest-grossing film in the franchise, the $653.4 million (against a $160 million budget) it earned was nothing to be ashamed of. 

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Next, in 2014, Tucci joined the Transformers film franchise in its fourth installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction. He played the role of businessman Joshua Joyce, who wants to create his own Transformers.

This film would be Tucci’s highest grossing blockbuster to date as it raked in a whopping $1.1 billion on a budget of $210 million. It made an incredible $100 million in the United States on opening weekend alone.

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A year later, Tucci co-starred in the biographical drama Spotlight along with Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber. The ensemble cast delivered a stellar performance and earned multiple collective awards. It was also a commercial success, drawing in a total of $98.7 million after its worldwide theater run.

Stanley Tucci at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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In 2017, Tucci snagged another leading role on television, this time as film executive Jack L. Warner in the docu-drama series Feud: Bette and Joan. He received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the show.

Beauty and the Beast

In 2017, Tucci starred as Maestro Cadenza in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast. With a budget of $160 million, the movie earned $175 million during its first weekend, and by the end of its theater run, the film had grossed $1.3 billion worldwide. 

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Central Park

In 2020, Tucci was selected to voice the character of Bitsy Brandenham in the animated sitcom Central Park. He had received much critical praise for his voice work as well as two nominations. The series itself has had an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audiences and is now in its third season.

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Recent Work

One of Tucci’s most notable recent projects is the CNN documentary series Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. It is a travel and food show that follows Tucci as he explores Italy, with a special focus on the country’s culture, food, and history. It was a hugely successful series, receiving seven Emmy nominations and winning two.

Unfortunately, the series was cancelled and will not return for a third season.

Stanley Tucci at the 72nd Venice Film Festival
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Other Ventures

Also adding to Stanley Tucci’s net worth is his work off the big screen. Before Tucci’s career as an actor took off in the early 1980s, he had been a TV commercial model for Levi’s 501 jeans. He is also the global brand ambassador for the gin brand Tanqueray, the Mandarin Oriental, and the water brand San Pellegrino.

Additionally, Tucci had also become famous for being a foodie. He has published a number of cookbooks and owned a restaurant in New York called Finch Tavern in the early 2000s.

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Real Estate

The actor is quite private about his real estate investments. However, there is no doubt that these properties account for a considerable part of Stanley Tucci’s net worth.

For instance, Tucci used to own a 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home in South Salem, New York. He sold this property in 2013 for $1.8 million. These days, Tucci spends most of his time in the family residence in West London.

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Personal Life

Stanley Tucci married Kate Spath in 1995. Kate was the ex-wife of Tucci’s childhood friend Campbell Scott’s older brother, Alexander. The couple had  three children together, including twins Nicolo and Isabel, and Camilla. In 2009, Kate passed away due to breast cancer.

Tucci married again in 2012 to actress Emily Blunt’s older sister, Felicity Blunt. They first met during the premiere of The Devil Wears Prada, where Tucci and Blunt co-starred. Stanley and Felicity have two children together, Matteo Oliver and Emilia Giovanna. The family, including Tucci’s three children with Kate, live in London.

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Stanley Tucci’s Net Worth Today

As of 2023, Stanley Tucci’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. While Tucci’s acting career is primarily responsible for this number, his work as a director, producer, writer, brand ambassador, and his former restaurant owner also contribute to his net worth.

Fans of Tucci can look forward to seeing him next in Netflix’s The Electric State alongside Chris Pratt, Millie Bobby Brown, Billy Bob Thornton, and Anthony Mackie.

Additionally, he’ll also star in the thriller Conclave and the TV series Citadel.


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