Lucian Buscemi Wiki
Lucian Buscemi was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 30 June 1990, in New York City, USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Italian, English, Irish and Dutch descent. He’s an actor and musician, but perhaps known best as the son of the famous actor Steve Buscemi and his late wife Jo Andres.
Lucian was raised in Park Slope, one of the safest Brooklyn neighborhoods, by his parents, as an only child; he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2008, he enrolled at Bard College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts in 2012.
Lucian had an interest in music from an early age, especially rock and alternative music, so from 2005, he was a member of the band Fiasco, alongside Julian Bennett Holmes and Jonathan Edelstein.
All three are a multi-instrumentalist, and known for their energetic, intense live shows. Luciano plays electric bass, drums, guitar and piano.
Fiasco released their first album, “God Loves Fiasco” in 2007, and in the following year released their second album “Native Canadians”, while in 2009 their Extended Play “Fabulous Bozo” came out, and three years later single “Sinus Rhythm Breakdown”.
Besides music, Luciano had an interest in acting, and made his acting debut in the 1996 short movie “Black Kites”, written and directed by his mother, Jo Andres.
Luciano made an appearance as Crystal’s son in the movie “Trees Lounge”, written, directed by and starring his father Steve Buscemi, followed by his minor role as Boy in a restaurant in the famous series “The Sopranos”, a crime drama created by David Chase, which had 309 award nominations and won 120, including 21 Primetime Emmys.
In the following years, Luciano worked as a sound assistant for the movies “Sal” and “4:44 Last Day on Earth”, and wrote music for the movie “Interview”, directed by and starring his father, alongside Luciano’s uncle Michael Buscemi and Sienna Miller.
At the present, there is no information about Lucian’s career; it seems that he prefers to keep his life away from the public eye.
According to some sources, this 31-year-old actor and musician is married, however, this information hasn’t been confirmed by him.
Lucian has a light brown hair and green eyes; he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall.
As of December 2021, there is no information about his net worth, but it is known that at the time of his mother’s death, her net worth was estimated at $5 million, which he, as her only son, will probably inherit.
Who is Steve Buscemi?
Steven Vincent ‘Steve’ Buscemi was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 30 December 1957, in Brooklyn, New York City USA; he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is of mixed Italian, Irish, English and Dutch descent.
He’s a producer, director and actor, with over 150 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in movies “Fargo”, “Ghost World”, “The Death of Stalin” and “Reservoir Dogs”, among others.
Steve was raised in Brooklyn alongside his three brothers, Jon, Ken and Michael by their parents, Dorothy and John. Dorothy was a hostess at an hotel, while John was a sanitation worker, and former soldier who served in the Korean War.
Since the family moved to Valley Stream, Nassau County, New York, Steve attended Valley Stream Central High School, and upon matriculating in 1975, he enrolled at Nassau Community College, but transferred to the Lee Strasberg Institute, an acting school located in New York City, from which he graduated with a BA degree, in 1980.
Steve made his acting debut portraying Willy in the 1985 movie “The Way It Is”, followed by his numerous roles in the movies and series during the years, before he was cast to play one of his notable roles as Mister Pink in the Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Reservoir Dogs”, followed by his appearances in “CrissCross”, “Rising Sun”, “Ed and His Dead Mother”, and “Pulp Fiction”, among others.
In the Oscar-awarded movie “Fargo”, Steve portrayed Carl Showalter, starring alongside Frances McDormand and William H. Macy; the movie had 141 award nominations and won 83, including two Oscars for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and Frances McDormand won the award Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In the following years, Steve made appearances in “Trees Lounge”, “Escape from L.A.”, “Con Air” and “The Big Lebowski”, followed by his roles in “Armageddon”, “Ghost World”, and “Mr. Deeds”, among numerous other movies.
Speaking about his roles in series, he portrayed Tony Blundetto in “The Sopranos”, Lenny Wosniak in “30 Rock”, Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”, among others; his most recent role was as Benny the Teen in the series “Miracle Workers”, in 2021.
The list of his roles is too long to enumerate, as is the list of his nominations which counts 68, and awards that he won number 30, including one Primetime Emmy Outstanding Short Form Variety Series, which he won for the series “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi”, in 2016.
Steve hasn’t been involved in any controversies or rumors concerning his love life; it’s widely known that he was in a happy marriage with his wife Jo Andres from 1987 until she died in 2019.
One of the most recognizable things related to Steve’s appearance is his googly blue eyes, and high raspy voice.
As of December 2021, the net worth of this 64-year-old actor has been estimated at $35 million.
Who was Jo Andres?
Mary Jo Andres was born on 21 May 1954, in Wichita, Kansas USA; she held American nationality and her ethnicity was of English descent. She was a choreographer, artist and filmmaker, perhaps known best for her work in the short 1996 movie “Black Kites”, which she wrote and directed.
She won three awards including Avignon/New York Film Festival Le Roger Best Short –USA, and Chicago International Film Festival Gold Plaque.
As a producer, Jo worked on the movies “Dreaming of a Vetter World” and “Liquid Tara”, while as a choreographer she was involved in the movie “The Impostors” starring Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, and Walker Jones.
She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, but after chemotherapy which lead to remission, cancer returned in 2017, and Jo died at her home on 6 January 2019.
Her husband, Steve has spoken about those days saying: ‘She led the way. She was surrounded by friends and family. She really faced it. I really don’t think she was afraid of dying. I think it was just a whole series of ‘Oh, I don’t get to do this anymore.’
The two were married for 32 years, having met back in 1983 when they lived in the same New York City neighborhood. After a long-term friendship, they started dating and eventually married. Steve spoke about Jo, saying that she was the love of his life, and that it’s hard for him to continue living without her.
Jo died at age of 64, and a private memorial service was held on 8 January 2019, in Brooklyn.