Bobby Cannavale - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023

Bobby Cannavale
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Will & Grace (TV series), Mr. Robot (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 3, 1970 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Robert Michael Cannavale
Birth Place: Union City, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Salvatore Cannavale
Mother's Name: Isabel Cannavale
Siblings: 1

Lisa Pei (younger sister)

High School: Union Hill High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, Cuban)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Rose Byrne

Jenny Lumet (1995-2003)

Children: 3

Jake Cannavale (son)
Rocco Robin Cannavale (son)
Rafa Cannavale (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 83 kg (182.98 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Bobby Cannavale?

Bobby Cannavale is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in Third Watch, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, Will & Grace, and Mr. Robot

Bobby Cannavale – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Bobby Cannavale’s birth took place on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey, USA. He was born Robert Michael Cannavale to his mother Isabel Cannavale and his father Salvatore Cannavale. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a younger sister named Lisa Pein.

His parents divorced when he was 13 years old. His mother, who had given birth to him at the age of 17,  remarried, moved the family to Puerto Rico, and later settled in Margate, Florida.

young Bobby Cannavale with his sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Bobby Cannavale attended St. Michael's Catholic School. In his high school senior year, he was kicked out. So he went to summer school to study for a diploma from Union Hill High School. 

His ethnicity includes Italian and Cuban.

Bobby Cannavale – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Over his time in Hollywood Bobby Cannavale has been in several high-profile relationships. He dated Jane Adams, Michelle Williams from 2003 to 2004, and Annabella Sciorra from 2004 to 2007.

Cannavale married his longtime girlfriend Jenny Lumet in December 1994. He and his wife share a son together- Jake Cannavale (born on May 1, 1995). However, the marriage soon hit rock bottom and the pair divorced in 2003.

He went on to date actress Rose Byrne in 2012. The couple’s first child Rocco Robin Cannavale was born on February 1, 2016. They became parents for the second time after Byrne gave birth to their second son Rafa Cannavale in 2017.

Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne (Image: Heavy)

Bobby Cannavale – Career

Early Days

While in his teens, Bobby Cannavale lived in New Jersey so that he could launch his acting career, being closer to New York City.

He soon began his professional career in theater and landed minor roles in films Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), The Bone Collector (1999), and the TV series Third Watch (1999-2001).

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Since the start of his career in 1996 Bobby Cannavale had had supporting roles in films The Guru (2002), The Station Agent (2003), Happy Endings (2005), Snakes on a Plane (2006), Diminished Capacity (2008), The Other Guys (2010).

His most recent film roles include Win Win (2011), Blue Jasmine (2013), Ant-Man (2015), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Ferdinand (2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), The Irishman (2019) while the films Superintelligence, Once Upon a Time in Staten Island, Jolt, Blonde, etc will be released in the next few years.

Series, Theater

Moreover, Bobby Cannavale has portrayed various roles in the TV series Will & Grace (2004-2006;2018), Cold Case (2008-2009), Boardwalk Empire (2012), Nurse Jackie (2012-2013), Mr. Robot (2017-present), Homecoming (2018-present).

Cannavale is a talented stage actor, having played in the theatre production of Mauritius (2007), The Motherf***er with the Hat (2011), and The Hairy Ape (2017), among others.

Bobby Cannavale in Will & Grace (Image: TVLine)


Bobby Cannavale's fellow co-stars in The Irishman are Kathrine Narducci, Jesse Plemons, Larry Romano, Jake Hoffman, and Ray Romano.

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Bobby Cannavale – Awards, Nominations

Bobby Cannavale has had nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award (2003, 2012, 2013), ALMA Award (2011), 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Award (2007, 2011), etc. Out of his nominations, he has won the Primetime Emmy Awards (2005, 2013), among others.

Bobby Cannavale – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $10 million while the figure on his annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Bobby Cannavale – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Bobby Cannavale is active on Instagram with around 147k followers but is absent from other handles such as Twitter and Facebook.

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