Stanley Tucci is an actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and author from America. He is unarguably one of the most prominent and popular character actors working in the industry today. After graduating from the State University of New York at Purchase with an acting degree, Tucci starred in the Broadway play "The Queen and the Rebels" in 1982. He made his screen debut three years later in the black comedy "Prizzi's Honor." In the early phase of his career, he appeared in a series of small yet memorable roles in both films and television shows, effectively gathering experience and getting better at his craft. He starred as the titular character in his breakthrough television film "Winchell," which earned him both Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. Throughout his 35-year career, he has appeared in films representing every genre, working with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and enriching the projects with his unique brand of humor and pathos. Critics have praised most of his works, with many of them substantial box-office hits as well. He received an Oscar nod for the 2009 supernatural drama "The Lovely Bones."