Nicholas Turturro

Nicholas Turturro

actor, producer, director

Nicholas Turturro was born on Jan 29, 1962 in USA. Nicholas Turturro's big-screen debut came with Do the Right Thing directed by Spike Lee in 1989, strarring Policeman (uncredited). Nicholas Turturro is known for BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee, Alec Baldwin stars as Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard and John David Washington as Ron Stallworth. Nicholas Turturro has got 1 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Nicholas Turturro achieved is Screen Actors Guild Awards. The upcoming new movie Nicholas Turturro plays is Pups Alone which will be released on Nov 19, 2021.

The whole Turturro clan and their extended family seem to have gotten into the show biz act at one time or another. The youngest of three boys, including famous older brother (by five years) John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro was born on January 29, 1962, in Queens, New York, and grew up in its Rosedale section. He is the son of Italian-American parents, Katherine (Incerella), a jazz singer, and Nicholas Turturro, a construction worker and carpenter, who was born in Giovinazzo.After attending various Catholic schools, he graduated and majored in theater at Adelphi University for two years, but left to marry Jami Biunno and help raise their child, Erica. The couple later divorced. While working as a doorman at the St. Moritz Hotel in New York City, Nick managed to find a job as both an extra and voice-over artist in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989) after brother John introduced Nick to Spike. Spike took an immediate interest in the rough-edged Nick and wrote a featured role for him in his next film Mo' Better Blues (1990) in which John and Nick played repugnant Jewish brothers and co-owners of a club. Both the brothers went on to appear together again in Lee's Jungle Fever (1991) and Nick also appeared in Lee's Malcolm X (1992).Nick branched out on his own after this and earned parts in the movies Federal Hill (1994) and Excess Baggage (1997), and garnered serious TV attention as rookie detective "James Martinez" on New York Police Blues (1993) earning a couple of Emmy nominations in the process. His character was originally created as a foil to David Caruso star character, but he lost momentum after Caruso's early departure from the show. Still, he managed to hang around for seven seasons.Very dark in tone and complexion, the compact-framed Nick certainly has had a wealth of experience in mob drama, playing a young Al Capone in one guest appearance, and assorted mobster types in other TV-movies. Plenty of guest-starring roles have also come his way with episodes of New York - Police judiciaire (1990), La loi de Los Angeles (1986) and La cinquième dimension (1985) and a recurring role on New York 911 (1999). He has lightened up on a rare occasion in such comedies as Le Drew Carey Show (1995) and in a couple of failed pilots.Into the millennium, Nicholas continues to work steadily including the comedies The Shipment (2001) and The Biz (2002); played the title role of Angelo Buono in the crime drama The Hillside Strangler (2004) and then turned around to play a good guy officer in First Sunday (2008); appeared in the sports comedy remake of Mi-temps au mitard (2005) starring Adam Sandler; starred as the title TV producer nobody recalls in Remembering Phil (2008); co-starred in the gangster movie Street Boss (2009); as well as the low level comedy The Deported (2009); supported comic actor Kevin James in both Zookeeper - Le Héros des animaux (2011) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015); appeared as part of the kidnapped ensemble in the crime comedy The Wretched (2020); had parts in a couple of biographical dramas including A Chance in the World (2017) and the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman : J'ai infiltré le Ku Klux Klan (2018); as well as the action thrillers Las Vegas Vietnam: The Movie (2019) and Shooting Heroin (2020).On stage, Nick has appeared in "Wild Goose", "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" (with John) "Lusting After Popino's Wife" and "Siddown: Conversations With the Mob". Nick's never strayed too far from the family fold. He's appeared in a number of John's projects over the years that have also occasionally featured cousin Aida Turturro (from Les Soprano (1999) fame). His mother has also appeared in a few films, as has John's wife and sons. Nick remarried a number of years ago.

  • Birthday

    Jan 29, 1962
  • Place of Birth

    Queens, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Nick Turturro, 尼古拉斯·特图罗

Known For


1 wins & 11 nominations

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Winner - Actor

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows