Many actors and actresses in the entertainment industry began their careers without any formal training, Bobby Cannavale happens to be one of these people. He started at the age of eight when he was still at school, but later worked in a theatre where he trained “on the job”.
Bobby Cannavale Bio
The famous actor Bobby Cannavale was born on May 3, 1970, in New Jersey in the United States. He grew up in Union City, New Jersey with his parents – Isabel (mother), who is of Cuban descent, and Sal Cannavale (father), who is of Italian descent. Consequently, Bobby is of both Italian and Cuban descent.
Bobby, whose nationality is American and whose ethnicity is white, grew up in a Catholic family and attended St. Michael’s Catholic School. During his school years, he participated in some extracurricular activities ranging from serving as an altar boy to participating in the choir. Bobby did not feel comfortable in the controlled environment of the school, and he often got into trouble and was suspended for disobedient and rebellious behavior. Fortunately, he became interested in acting at a young age, and fortunately, at the age of eight, he was given his favorite role of the lisping boy, Winthrop, in the production of The Music Man at his school.
Later in life, a role he played as a gangster in Guys and Dolls cemented his love of acting as a career. When Bobby was 13 years old, his parents divorced and the family had to move to Puerto Rico, where they settled in Margate, Florida.
In order to be closer to New York to launch his acting career, Bobby returned to New Jersey after barely receiving a high school diploma from Coconut Creek High School in 1987. According to the actor, he almost didn’t make it to graduation because he couldn’t earn the required number of credits because he failed mathematics every year and therefore had to graduate from summer school. At Coconut Creek High School, Bobby joined the school drama troupe and was to play one of the lead roles in the school’s spring drama in 1987.
Determined to become an actor, Bobby lived with his grandmother in New Jersey while trying to land a big hit. He even had to work as a bouncer in some nightclubs in New York while patiently waiting to get a role. Nightclubs like U.S.A., Café Society, and Tunnel saw him working as a bouncer while he was in plays. His big breakthrough came when he got a role in the play The Normal Heart in 1994. The renowned playwright Lanford Wilson, who saw him in the play, brought him on board the Circle Repertory Company, where the television producer and writer John Wells noticed how good he was and consequently cast him in two of his series Trinity and Third Watch.
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Wife, Son, Girlfriend
Bobby’s love life was a beehive of activity because his name was associated with the names of many beautiful women, especially actresses and women in the entertainment industry. At first, his name was associated with Jane Adams, from whom he separated only to make friends with Jenny Lumet, an actress, and screenwriter. Director Sidney Lumet and Lena Horne, who is an actress, are Lumet’s father and grandmother respectively.
Bobby and Jenny were married in 1994 and their marriage was blessed with a son, Jake Cannavale. Jake became an actor and was cast in the fourth season of Nurse Jackie with Bobby as father and son. Unfortunately, the union of Bobby and Jenny lasted nine years, and the couple divorced in 2003.
The actor’s love life did not end with Jenny, because soon Michelle Williams came on board, who is also an actress. In fact, the rumor went around that the affair of Bobby and Michelle started immediately after his divorce from Jenny. Another actress and model, Annabella Sciorra, had an affair with him in 2004. Their relationship lasted three years and ended in 2007.
Later in 2012, Bobby started dating another actress, Rose Byrne, this time the relationship seems to be set for the long term. The couple is blessed with two children, they had their first child named Rocco Robin Cannavale on the first day of February 2016 and their second son named Rafa arrived in November 2017.
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Height, How Tall Is Bobby Cannavale?
Bobby is a handsome guy with remarkable features, he stands at a height of 6 feet two inches. With such a towering height and circumcised figure, it is no wonder that ladies find him attractive.
Bobby’s net worth is calculated at $8 million, but his salary is not yet known. The actor is involved in both large and small screen projects, which contributes to his net worth.