Michael Imperioli - The Soprano's Star

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 10 March, 2021

Michael Imperioli is an American actor and director

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Birth Name Michael Imperioli
Birth Day 03/26/1966
Birth place Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian
Profession Actor, Writer, Director
Parents Dan Imperioli, Claire Imperioli
Husband/Wife Victoria Chlebowski
Sibling John Imperioli
Net Worth $25 million
College/University Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Children Vadim Imperioli, David Imperioli
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Black

The award-winning American actor and director, Michael Imperioli was born on March 26, 1966, in Mount Vernon, New York, U.S to Dan Imperioli and Claire Imperioli. Imperioli grew up in an Italian-American family, with ancestors from Lazio and Sicily, Regions in Italy.

Michael Imperioli's net worth is estimated to be $20 million which he has pegged from his successful career as an actor and movie director. He probably has also gathered a 6 figure salary from his work in The Sopranos. The Golden Globe Award nominee, Michael Imperioli and his wife Victoria Imperioli have been married for over two decades now and the adorable pair have welcomed two sons named Vadim Imperioli and David Imperioli and one stepdaughter, Isabella.

Net Worth and Sources of Income

As mentioned earlier, Michael Imperioli's net worth is estimated to be $20 million dollars which he has primarily amassed from his successful acting and directing career. He is renowned for his role in the premium cable show The Sopranos that lasted for eight years.

Income from Acting Career

When you have gotten national attention from a movie as big as Goodfellas, you are going to clock up quite a bit of fortune. Michael was cast alongside Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta in the movie and we are sure he took home a huge income.

Michael Imperioli earned a lot from The Sopranos

Besides, he also appeared in 80 episodes of The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti and it is estimated that by the end of the show, he had been granted a whopping $500K per episode. Not to mention, he has even written some of the episodes in the show. Moreover, Imperioli was signed on to play the lead in the ABC TV show Detroit 1-8-7, a drama series for ABC.

Some other movies he has appeared in include Lean on MeI Shot Andy Warhol, and Summer of Sam, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. Hence, considering his impressively steady and remarkable work in the acting industry it's no wonder that Imperioli has tremendous fame and fortune.

Income from Books

The amazing actor, Michael Imperioli is also an author, having two books until now. Not much is out there about his first book, Wild Side. However, his second book, also his debut novel named The Perfume Burned His Eyes did pretty good and probably earned him a lot of income.

The Screenwriter and Emmy-winning actor Imperioli's first novel is the atmospheric story of 17-year-old Matthew who is not an atypical teenager, often afraid and awkward, not a good actor, until the end of the novel where the tables flip.

Movies and TV Shows

Michael Imperioli didn't just land a role in HBO series, The Sopranos or the 1990 Goodfellas out of the blue. He acted in countless movies and gathered a multitude of awards and nominations throughout his career.

Michael's first-ever film role was a small part in 1989 in the movie Alexa. He later immediately appeared in a series of very notable films including "Lean on Me", "Jungle Fever" and "Malcolm X." One of his most famous roles was of Spider in 1990 gangster movie Goodfellas which gave him national TV attention.

Goodfellas and The Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli

And of course, as mentioned earlier, Michael is probably most known around the world for playing the role of Christopher Moltisanti on the award-winning HBO drama The Sopranos. While Imperioli was on the show, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and five Emmy Awards and finally won an Emmy in 2004 as part of the show's fifth season.


Michael was born in an Italian-American family to parents Dan Imperioli, a bus driver, and an amateur actor and his mother Claire Imperioli, an amateur actress too. 

Michael Imperioli tied the wedding knot with his wife Victoria Imperioli on the year, 1995. The adorable pair have been married for over a decade now without being part of any controversy or breakup. 

Michael Imperioli's wife Victoria Imperioli is a film producer

Michael Imperioli's wife Victoria Imperioli is a film producer and the couple has also been blessed with three children, Vadim Imperioli, David Imperioli, and Isabelle who is adopted.

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Published on 25 September, 2019

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