Photo of Michael Imperioli Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli -- whose screen persona encompasses miscreants, mainliners and mobsters -- was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on New Year's Day 1966. One of his first memorable film roles was in the 1990 Mafia classic GoodFellas.

Early in his career, Imperioli began an ongoing collaboration with Spike Lee, appearing in a number of the director's movies, including Jungle Fever (1991), Malcolm X (1992) and Summer of Sam (1999). Among Imperioli's other film credits are the mainstream Hollywood features Bad Boys (1995) and Last Man Standing (1996) and indie flicks such as Trees Lounge (with Steve Buscemi, 1996).

But it was the small screen that cemented Imperioli's star status when he took on the role of low-level wiseguy Christopher Moltisanti in the blockbuster cable series "The Sopranos." Emmy nominated multiple times for his supporting turn on the show, Imperioli won the award in 2004.

Michael Imperioli in Oldboy

Oldboy

2013 R

After being unaccountably held captive for years, Joe Doucett is suddenly released. Now, his only mission is to hunt down and punish his captors. Aided by a young stranger, he sets about unlocking his past in this remake of a popular Korean thriller.

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  • Michael Imperioli in The Call The Call
  • Michael Imperioli in The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones
  • Michael Imperioli in Malcolm X Malcolm X
  • Michael Imperioli in The Wannabe The Wannabe
  • Michael Imperioli in The Basketball Diaries The Basketball Diaries
  • Michael Imperioli in The Sopranos The Sopranos
  • Michael Imperioli in The Five People You Meet in Heaven The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Michael Imperioli in Jungle Fever Jungle Fever
  • Michael Imperioli in Last Man Standing Last Man Standing
  • Michael Imperioli in Shark Tale Shark Tale
  • Michael Imperioli in Summer of Sam Summer of Sam
  • Michael Imperioli in Cantinflas Cantinflas
  • Michael Imperioli in Bad Boys Bad Boys
  • Michael Imperioli in I Shot Andy Warhol I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Michael Imperioli in Stuck Between Stations Stuck Between Stations
  • Michael Imperioli in Office Killer Office Killer
  • Michael Imperioli in The Deli The Deli
  • Michael Imperioli in Too Tired to Die Too Tired to Die
  • Michael Imperioli in Witness to the Mob Witness to the Mob
  • Michael Imperioli in On the Run On the Run
  • Michael Imperioli in Love in the Time of Money Love in the Time of Money
  • Michael Imperioli in High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story
  • Michael Imperioli in My Baby's Daddy My Baby's Daddy
  • Michael Imperioli in Mitch Albom's For One More Day Mitch Albom's For One More Day
  • Michael Imperioli in The Inner Life of Martin Frost The Inner Life of Martin Frost
  • Michael Imperioli in Life on Mars (U.S.) Life on Mars (U.S.)
  • Michael Imperioli in The Higher Force The Higher Force
  • Michael Imperioli in Love & Distrust Love & Distrust
  • Michael Imperioli in Detroit 1-8-7 Detroit 1-8-7
  • Michael Imperioli in Nicky Deuce Nicky Deuce
  • Michael Imperioli in The Scribbler The Scribbler