Best known as Bobby Caffey in the American crime drama series Third Watch, Bobby Cannavale is an American actor. He is a Primetime Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy series for his role as Will Truman’s long-term boyfriend Officer Vincent ‘Vince D’Angelo in the comedy series Will & Grace. He received his second Primetime Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire as Gyp Rosetti.
Childhood and Education
Bobby Cannavale was born on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey as Robert Cannavale. His father Sal Cannavale is of Italian descent while his mother Isabel Cannavale is a Cuban. Both of his parents are the immigrants to America. Hence, Bobby Cannavale is of mixed descent and an American citizen.
Bobby Cannavale attended St. Michael’s Catholic School. He was very active in extracurricular activities while at school and was the member of the chorus and an altar boy. He used to act in the school play as well. When he was 13 years old, his parents got divorced and the family was led by his mother moving to Puerto Rico. After two years in Puerto Rico, they settled back in Florida where he enrolled at Coconut Creek High School but barely made it in as he was too concerned on launching his career in acting.
Career and Path
Bobby Cannavale stepped into the world of acting with no knowledge of acting either by studying or being trained. However, he got a small role in the movie I’m Not Rappaport as Parking Lot Customer and in Night Falls on Manhattan as Vigoda Assistant #1 in 1996. Landing even in a small role was huge thing for Bobby back in those days.
He polished his acting skills learning from his fellow mates in the theater. Afterward, he began to land on various supporting roles which he performed diligently. As the result of his hard work and dedication, he starred in the leading of crime drama series Third Watch as Bobby Caffey from 1999-2001. The role made him recognized in the entertainment arena opening the door to a number of small and big roles in movie and television.
Some of his notable works in movies are Roadie, Parker, Annie, Spy, Ant-Man, Daddy’s Home and many others. He has four upcoming movies in 2017. They are The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, where he has given his voice to the character Frankie, Jumanji, Boundaries as Leonard and Going Places as Petey. All of these movies are in post-production. Besides, some of his television work includes American Dad!, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, Robot Chicken, Vinyl and many others. Bobby Cannavale is also a stage actor.
Bobby Cannavale was once married. He was married to actress and screenwriter Jenny Lumet. His wife Jenny Lumet is the daughter of director Sidney Lumet, with whom Bobby has worked in two movies. She is the granddaughter of performer Lena Horne. Bobby was married to Jenny in 1994 and has a son together named Jake Cannavale, who is also an actor. His son and he were cast as father and son in the screen as well on the fourth season of Nurse Jackie.
Bobby Cannavale spent almost a decade of marital life with his wife Jenny Lumet. However, due to some reasons, that are not made public, the couple got divorced. The couple got divorced in 2003. The settlement of divorce is also not known.
Bobby Cannavale is reported to date actress Jane Adams. However, it is not clear if they were dating prior to their marriage. After his divorce, Bobby was in romantic relationship with his girlfriend Michelle Williams for a short stint from 2003 till 2004. After breaking up with Michelle, he started dating Annabelle Sciorra. Their relationship lasted for three years from 2003-2007. Until 2012, Bobby was not heard for his love affairs or rumors on his affairs. But then in December 2012, he announced that actress Rose Byrne and Bobby are dating.
His partner Rose Byrne is the mother of his child. She gave birth to their son Rocco Robin Cannavale on February 1, 2016 making the swirling rumors to their marriage. Rose and Bobby are not married till date. It is not known if the rumor will turn true in the near future. As for now, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne are leading a happy courtship and properly raising their son together.
Known for the deep gravelly voice, Bobby Cannabale has made a good amount of money from his hard work and dedication to acting. He has the estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. He is involved in a number of projects and through adverts and modeling, his net worth is assumed to multiply in days to come.
Bobby Cannavale is active on Twitter as @bobbycannavale and on Facebook. He is not an avid user of the social sites but he is updated with his social accounts that will aid to learn on him. He has 44.8K followers on his Twitter account. Besides, Wikipedia and IMDb have also stored a short biography on him.