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Stanley Tucci

Award-Winning Actor, Host of CNN's Searching for Italy, Bestselling Author

Acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci has appeared in more than 50 films, numerous TV shows, and more than a dozen Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. In addition to his recognizable face on-screen, Tucci has also worked behind the camera as a writer, director, and producer.

Tucci is currently the host of Searching for Italy on CNN, where he travels across Italy to explore the country’s regional cuisine. He is the author of two family-centric cookbooks, The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends, and a memoir Taste: My Life Through Food.

Tucci’s upbeat disposition and inspiring life story blend together creating a recipe for success at his speaking engagements.

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Stanley Tucci is an Academy Award-nominated actor known for his versatility as an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has appeared in over 90 films, countless television shows, and more than a dozen plays on and off Broadway.

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy is one of Tucci’s endeavors that was greeted with excitement and success from both its fans and critics. The show, a six-part series, follows the actor as he explores the culinary scene and regions throughout Italy.

Acclaimed for his work in all mediums, Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, SAG Award, and received a Broadcast Film Critics nomination for his performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. He also won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his starring role as the fast-talking tabloid tattler Walter Winchell in the Paul Mazurksy- directed TV movie Winchell. He received another Golden Globe for his brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann in HBO’s Conspiracy.

With so many accolades for his performances on the screen, it is no surprise that his work as a writer, producer, and director is also widely celebrated. Big Night, Stanley Tucci’s first pursuit as co-director, co-screenwriter, and actor on the same film earned him numerous honors, including The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, Recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics’ Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival, and honors from The New York Film Critics and The Boston Society of Film Critics.

He is also the author of two cookbooks. The Tucci Cookbook, released in October 2012, appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers List. His second cookbook, The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends, was released on October 28, 2014. The family-focused cookbook includes recipes from Tucci’s traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt.

In 2021, he released a memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, which serves as a reflection on the intersection of food and life. The book is an intimate and charming reflection of Stanley’s life and relationship to food. It features anecdotes and memories from his childhood as well as his culinary experiences preparing for roles in foodie films.

In 2018, Tucci underwent successful cancer treatment after a tumor was discovered on the base of his tongue. He opened up about watching his first wife, Kate, go through similar treatment years ago before sadly dying of breast cancer in April 2009.

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