Christine Tucci Biography
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Born Country: United States
Born in: Katonah, New York, United States
Famous as: Actress
Spouse/Ex-: Vincent Angell
father: Stanley Tucci, Sr.
mother: Joan Tucci
siblings: Gina Tucci, Stanley Tucci
U.S. State: New Yorkers
Christine Tucci is an American actor of Italian ancestry, best known for her portrayal of ‘Sergeant Welles’ in the ‘Universal Studios’ action–comedy ‘K-911.’ She was active from the mid-1990s to the late 2000s, and mostly did small or supporting roles for TV and independent films, besides appearing in a few Hollywood comedies. Christine is the younger sister of the critically acclaimed ‘Academy Award’-nominated actor, writer, producer, and director Stanley Tucci, who happens to be 7 years older than her. She, along with her real-life husband, producer and writer Vincent Angell, once appeared in an episode of the ‘CBS’ series 'Without a Trace,’ in which they played the doting parents of a missing 12-year-old boy with autism. Since, back then, they themselves were real-life parents to their 3-year-old autistic son, the couple described it as “probably the most important role of their lives” and applauded the writer of the episode for his honesty and accuracy in the portrayal of their characters. Christine has been credited as “Christina Tucci” in some of her works.
- Christine Tucci was born on January 19, 1967, in the Katonah hamlet of the town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York State, US, to Joan Tucci (née Tropiano), a writer and retired secretary, and Stanley Tucci Sr., a retired art teacher.
- Her family is of Italian–American heritage, with origins in the Calabria region in southern Italy. Her father taught art at ‘Horace Greeley High School’ in Chappaqua, New York, and her mother was one of the receptionists at their main office.
- Besides her brother, Stanley, her maternal cousin, Joseph Tropiano, also ended up working in the entertainment industry, as a screenwriter.
- Christine started her career on TV, playing ‘Amanda Cory’ in the ‘NBC’ soap opera ‘Another World,’ also known as ‘Another World: Bay City,’ from 1993 to 1995.
- She was next seen as an unnamed singer in brother Stanley Tucci’s award-winning independent pet-project and directorial debut, ‘Big Night,’ in 1996. Later that year, she appeared in an unreleased comedy–drama titled ‘‘M’ Word,’ along with her future husband, Vincent Angell.
- In the next couple of years, she bagged recurring roles in several popular TV series, such as ‘ABC’s ‘C-16: FBI’ (playing ‘Special Agent Anne Rooney,’ from 1997 to 1998), ‘NBC’s ‘Prince Street’ (1997 to 2000), and ‘CBS’s ‘Chicago Hope’ (portraying ‘Dr. Rose Weber,’ between 1998 and 2000). She also appeared as ‘Carrie Dover’ in two episodes of ‘CBS’s ‘The Closer’ (1998).
- She appeared as an unnamed doctor in Howard Stern's successful autobiographical film ‘Private Parts,’ in 1997. Later that year, she took up the role of ‘Martina Dobbs’ in the ‘ABC’ telefilm ‘Bad to the Bone.’
- This was followed by a slew of single-episode appearances in major series, such as ‘ABC’s ‘Fantasy Island’ (1998), ‘CBS’s ‘Diagnosis Murder,’ ‘NBC’s medical drama ‘Emergency Room’ (better known as ‘ER’), and ‘ABC’s legal drama ‘The Practice,’ all in 1999.
- Following this, she appeared in her memorable starring role in ‘K-911’ (1999), alongside Jim Belushi. The movie had a direct-to-video release by ‘Universal Studios Home Video.’ This was followed by a busy 2000, which brought another array of guest roles in hit series such as ‘CBS’s ‘The Fugitive,’ ‘Fox’s ‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘The WB’s ‘Popular,’ ‘TNT’s ‘Bull,’ and an episode of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’
- The trend continued in 2001, with more single-episode appearances in popular TV series, including ‘NBC’s ‘The Fighting Fitzgeralds’ and the ‘ABC’ shows ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘Philly.’ However, in 2002, Tucci landed a meaty supporting role in Shawn Levy’s comedy ‘Big Fat Liar.’ She was also seen in the recurring role of ‘Dr. Terri Calamari’ in ‘ABC’s ‘MDs.’
- She was then seen in two more major supporting roles: as ‘Carla Dimaggio’ in the ‘Hallmark’ telefilm ‘Straight from the Heart’ (2003) and as ‘Laura Tomley’ in Academy Award’ nominee Abigail Breslin-starrer ‘Chestnut: Hero of Central Park’ (2004). She also guest-starred as the ‘District Attorney’ in an episode of ‘Boston Legal’ in 2004, a role she reprised for a 2007 episode of the show.
- In 2005, ‘CBS’ roped in Tucci and her husband for an episode of their top-rated drama 'Without a Trace,’ also known as ‘Vanished,’ featuring a storyline involving an autistic boy who goes missing while on a school field-trip. This was significant, as the couple ended up mirroring their real lives as parents of a child suffering from autism.
- She also did Dale Launer’s comedy ‘Tom's Nu Heaven’ and appeared in an episode of ‘Wanted.’ She bagged a four-episode run in the multiple ‘Golden Globe’-winning drama ‘Six Feet Under’ in 2005. Her final on-screen appearance was in ‘The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman’ (2006–2007). She was last heard doing multiple voice roles in an episode of ‘MAD’ in 2011.
- Tucci is married to TV producer, writer, and former actor Vincent Angell, known for his work in ‘The Beast’ (2009), ‘The Firm’ (2012), ‘The Blacklist’ (2013), ‘Shades of Blue’ (2018), and ‘The Rookie’ (2018). He also appeared in ‘Showtime’s ‘Golden Globe’-winning hit series ‘Californication’ (2007) during its early days.
- She has a son with Angell, who was born autistic. Tucci is a dedicated mother and, not surprisingly, a keen advocate for autism awareness. In her ‘Twitter’ account, ‘@MrsTucciAngell,’ she describes herself as an “autism/tourettes/OCDparent” and a “mental health advocate.”
- She also has an active ‘Instagram’ profile, where she shares quirky photography and images with subtle messages of wisdom and social awareness from time to time. She owns a similar ‘Pinterest’ page, too.
- Tucci is the sister-in-law of Hollywood actor Emily Blunt, through her brother, Stanley, who married Blunt’s sister, talent agent Felicity, in August 2012.
- She is an aunt to five kids. Her nephew, Nicolo Robert, and two nieces, Isabel Concetta and Camilla, were born out of Stanley Tucci’s marriage to his now-deceased first wife, Kate. Nephew Matteo was born on January 25, 2015, in London, UK, and niece Emilia Giovanna was born on April 19, 2018, to her brother and his second wife, Felicity Blunt.
- Journalist and writer Stephen Tropiano is one of her maternal first cousins.
- She was seen posting remarks of appreciation and camaraderie on several social commentary pieces written by actor Katie Mitchell (not to be confused with Katie Mitchell OBE, the English theater director) on ‘Medium.com,’ in 2017 and 2018.
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