Stanley Tucci, Jr. (born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, film producer and film director.
Tucci, an Italian American, was born in Peekskill, New York, the son of Joan (née Tropiano), a retired secretary and writer, and Stanley Tucci, Sr., a retired high school art teacher. His sister is actress Christine Tucci, and his cousin is the screenwriter Joseph Tropiano. He grew up in Katonah, New York and attended John Jay High School. Stan played primarily on the John Jay soccer team and enjoyed playing a couple of years on the John Jay baseball team, however, his main interest lay mainly in the school's drama club, where he and fellow actor and high school buddy, Campbell Scott, son of the late actor George C. Scott, gave well-received performances at many of John Jay's drama club productions. Tucci attended Purchase College, a State University of New York and completed his B.A. degree after four years in their well known Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film division.
Tucci made his Broadway debut in The Queen and the Rebels on 30 September 1982. His film debut was in Prizzi's Honor (1985). Tucci is known for his work in films such as Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition,