Paul Sorvino Bio
Paul Sorvino (Paul Anthony Sorvino) is an American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor born on 13th April 1939 Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He are best known for his role as Paulie Cicero in the 1990 gangster film ‘Goodfellas’.
Paul Sorvino attended Lafayette High School and later joined the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. while there he decided to go into the theatre making his Broadway debut in 1964 in the musical ‘Bajour’. He made his film debut in the film ‘Carl Reiner’s Where’s Poppa?’ in 1970.
Paul Sorvino Age
Paul was born on April 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. (79 years as of 2018)
Paul Sorvino Family
Paul’s parents are Angela Maria Mattea (née Renzi) (mother) who was of Italian (Molisan) descent and was a homemaker and piano teacher. His father, Ford Sorvino, worked as a foreman in a robe factory and was an Italian (Neapolitan) immigrant.
Paul Sorvino Wife
In 1966 he married Lorraine Davis but they divorced in 1988. In 1991 he married Vanessa Arico but they divorced in 1996. In 2014 he married Dee Dee Benkie, an actress and former political pundit.
Paul Sorvino Children
Paul has three children; two daughters Mira Sorvino and Amanda Sorvino and a son, Michael Sorvino. Mira is an American Academy Award-winning actress known for her role in Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and his son Michael Sorvino is an actor known for his role as the voice of Tommy Angelo, the main protagonist in Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven.paul Sorvino and his daughters
Paul Sorvino Daughter
Paul’s daughter Mira Catherine Sorvino is an American award-winning actress. She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Linda Ash in Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
On 17th January 2017, it was reported that Paul displayed a gun in front of Daniel Snee, the ex-boyfriend of his daughter Amanda after the man pounded on her hotel door and made threats. Amanda testified that on 3rd January Daniel threatened to kill her at a hotel in Stowe, Vermont. She said she locked herself in and called both the police and her father. Her father showed up first and as a deputy sheriff in Pennsylvania, he is legally authorized to carry a gun in different states and did not point the gun at Snee or threaten him.
Paul Sorvino Dee Dee Benkie
Paul Sorvino married Dee Dee Benkie, birth name Denessa Purvis Benkie, on 27th December 2014. Dee Dee Benkie is an American actress of Indian descent best known for her role in Sicilian Vampire. She is a former political pundit who was once an aide to the former US President George W. Bush and served as one of the strategists. She sits as one of the National Committeewomen of the Republican Party.
Paul and Dee Dee Benkie first met at a show at the beginning of 2014. During an interview, Paul said he fell in love at first sight.
“I went nuts as soon as I saw her [Dee Dee Benkie]. I saw her. She’s wearing this beautiful dress and she had an aura around her. I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. I said, ‘Oh my god, that– this is gonna be for me.”
Paul Sorvino Foods
Paul launched Paul Sorvino Foods in 2007 to market a range of pasta sauces. The product which was based on his mother’s recipe appeared in supermarkets in the northeastern United States. In 2012 he became part owner in Janson-Beckett Cosmeceuticals. Paul and his wife Dee Dee authored a cookbook.
Paul Sorvino Goodfellas
Paul Sorvino plays the role of Paul “Paulie” Cicero in Goodfellas. The role is based on real-life mobster Paul Vario. In 2015 during the 25th-anniversary celebration of the film, Sorvino explained that he almost quit right before filming started.
“I was quitting after almost four weeks and we were supposed to start three days later and I called my manager and said, ‘get me out of this, I can’t do it,'”
He acknowledged that he had a lot in common with the character as they were both middle-aged Italian-American men from New York. He, however, said there was more to playing Cicero.
“The real difficulty there was the inner life … that weird bifurcation of character, when they’re home, they’re family people. When they’re out, they’re shooting people.”
Paul Sorvino Law and Order
Sorvino played the role of Sergeant Phil Cerreta in Law & Order. He made his first appearance in the second season “Confession”, and made his last appearance in the third season episode “Point of View”.
Law & Order is a TV show which showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate.
Paul Sorvino Star Trek
Paul played the role of Nikolai Rozhenko the foster brother of Worf, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode “Homeward” in 1993. He created trouble when he violated the prime directive while trying to save a doomed civilization.
Paul Sorvino Breathing Exercises | Sorvino Asthma Foundation
Sorvino suffered from severe asthma and he worked hard at mastering various breathing techniques to manage the illness. He even wrote a best-seller “How to Become a Former Asthmatic”.
In 1993 he founded the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation in the U.S with the goal of building asthma centers for children and adults across the United States. The foundation helps others alleviate symptoms of asthma through breathing exercises, The POWERbreathe hand-held breathing muscle trainer exercises the muscles used to breathe, making them stronger and less prone to fatigue.
Paul Sorvino Weinstein
In January 2018 Paul said he hoped Harvey would be jailed because if he came across him he would kill him. This was after reports emerged that he had blackballed his daughter Mira.
‘He better hope that he goes to jail. Because if we come across [each other] I think he will be lying on the floor. He’s gonna go to jail that son of a b****. And good for him if he goes, because if he not, he has to meet me. And I will kill that mother*****.’ Paul told TMZ.
Sorvino also revealed that he wasn’t aware of Weinstein’s treatment of his daughter.
‘If I had known it, he would not be walking, he would be in a wheelchair… My daughter is a wonderful and courageous human being. And doesn’t deserve to be treated this way by this pig.’
Paul Sorvino Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.