Born and raised in Westchester County, acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci received his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He also received a BAFTA nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for the same role. Tucci has received accolades, nominations, and awards for a range of roles in such movies as Lucky Number Slevin, The Devil Wears Prada, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Tucci played the role of the Ancient Greek God Dionysus in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, and later portrayed Kinetic Solutions Incorporated CEO Joshua Joyce in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He went on to play the role of wizard Merlin in its 2017 sequel Transformers: The Last Knight.
One of Tucci’s most memorable characters is that of Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games series, but he is also known for his work in such films as: The Pelican Brief, Beethoven, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition. Among Tucci’s most intimate projects is his film Big Night, in which he starred, co-wrote (with his cousin Joseph Tropiano) and co-directed. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in, also featured his sister Christine and their mother. Big Night won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay in 1996.
Beyond the movies, Tucci has won four Emmy Awards; two for his performances in Winchell and Monk; one as a producer of Park Bench with Steve Buscemi; and one as host of the PBS documentary series Independent Lens. Tucci was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek!.