Tangerine Films
Michael Imperioli

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Michael Imperioli (Director, Actor, Writer, Producer) is currently a lead on the acclaimed HBO series THE SOPRANOS for which he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor EMMY® Award the past three years. In 2004 he won the award in this category. In addition to his role as a cast member, Michael has written numerous episodes of the show.

Imperioli first came to the public's attention in the role of "Spider" in Martin Scorcese's GOODFELLAS. In his more than 30 film roles, Michael has worked with acclaimed directors such as Spike Lee (JUNGLE FEVER; MALCOM X; CLOCKERS; GIRL 6 and SUMMER OF SAM); the Hughes Brother's (DEAD PRESIDENTS); Nancy Savoka (HOUSEHOLD SAINTS) and Gary Winnick (SWEET NOTHING, starring opposite Mira Sorvino). Recent credits include Campbell Scott's HAMLET and Peter Mattei's LOVE IN THE TIME OF MONEY.

Most recently, Michael co-stars with Eddie Griffin and Anthony Anderson in Miramax's comedy MY BABY'S DADDY and is the voice of Frankie in SHARKS TALE. On the film festival circuit Michael can been seen in HIGH ROLLER: THE STU UNGER STORY, in the title role where he portrays the infamous Stuey Unger, known as the world's greatest poker player.

On the New York stage for over a decade, Imperioli has produced, directed and acted. Some of his work includes critically acclaimed performances in AVENUE U BOYS directed by Frederick Zollo, DISPLACED PERSONS (opposite Martha Plimpton), HALF DESERTED STREET, Seth Zvi Rosenfield's THE WRITING ON THE WALL, and LITTLE BLOOD BROTHER. In an ongoing commitment to New York City stage, Michael has opened a 60-seat theater, Studio Dante for new works.

As a writer, Michael has penned work for Dimension on KING SUCKERMAN, Spike Lee’s SUMMER OF SAM and is currently writing the screen adaptation of Mario Puzo's OMERTA for Miramax.

Michael’s spot directorial credits include work for New York City OTB (with Mario Batali, Vincent Pastore and Frank Pelligrino) American Red Cross, Rutgers University (with James Gandolfini) and The Sopranos.


Candid Camera

OTB - "Maid"

OTB - "Mario Batali"

Red Cross