Bobby Cannavale

Biography: A native of Union City, New Jersey, Bobby Cannavale has had varied film and stage experiences.

Bobby lived in New Jersey until he was thirteen. After his parents divorced, Bobby and his mother moved for two years to Puerto Rico. Later on he moved to Coconut Creek, Florida, where he graduated from high school before returning to New Jersey to live with his grandmother. Cannavale says he always knew that he wanted to be an actor, and as a child seeking refuge from his bad neighborhood started performing in a church theater company. "When I grew up in Union City, NJ, there weren't many role models around," Bobby said. "I guess the biggest influences in my life were my parents who kept me off the streets and out of trouble. Now, we're celebrating Latin role models on national television." Bobby was married to writer and former actress Jenny Lumet, daughter of Sidney Lumet and granddaughter of Lena Horne. He met Jenny when he was acting on stage: "I was doing a theater
A native of Union City, New Jersey, Bobby Cannavale has had varied film and stage experiences.

Bobby lived in New Jersey until he was thirteen. After his parents divorced, Bobby and his mother moved for two years to Puerto Rico. Later on he moved to Coconut Creek, Florida, where he graduated from high school before returning to New Jersey to live with his grandmother.

Cannavale says he always knew that he wanted to be an actor, and as a child seeking refuge from his bad neighborhood started performing in a church theater company.

"When I grew up in Union City, NJ, there weren't many role models around," Bobby said. "I guess the biggest influences in my life were my parents who kept me off the streets and out of trouble. Now, we're celebrating Latin role models on national television."
Bobby was married to writer and former actress Jenny Lumet, daughter of Sidney Lumet and granddaughter of Lena Horne. He met Jenny when he was acting on stage: "I was doing a theater show and when I bowed for the curtain call, I spotted [her] in the audience. I was playing a character who had AIDS, and when the play was over, I ran out to find her but I forgot to take the lesions off my face," he remembers. He introduced himself to her and recommended that she "stick around. There's a party afterwards and ... I want to talk to you.' We got married six months later."
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Bobby Cannavale's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 81 The Station Agent
Lowest Metascore: 18 Movie 43
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
31 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Jumanji Dec 22, 2017 Cast tbd
tbd Ferdinand Dec 15, 2017 Valiente tbd
tbd The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Aug 18, 2017 Frankie tbd
55 The Fundamentals of Caring Jun 24, 2016 Cast / Cash / Dot's Dad 8.2
42 Daddy's Home Dec 25, 2015 Dr. Francisco 7.8
64 Ant-Man Jul 17, 2015 Cast / Paxton 8.1
75 Spy Jun 5, 2015 Cast / De Luca 4.9
51 Misery Loves Comedy Apr 24, 2015 Himself 4.8
57 Adult Beginners Apr 24, 2015 Danny / Danny 6.6
58 Danny Collins Mar 20, 2015 Tom Donnelly / Tom Donnelly 6.8
33 Annie Dec 19, 2014 Cast / Guy 5.2
68 Chef May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Tony 7.8
51 Lovelace Aug 9, 2013 Butchie Peraino 6.0
78 Blue Jasmine Jul 26, 2013 Principal Cast / Chili 7.7
18 Movie 43 Jan 25, 2013 Superman 3.0
42 Parker Jan 25, 2013 Cast / Jake Fernandez 5.9
61 Roadie Jan 6, 2012 Bobby Cannavale 7.5
75 Win Win Mar 18, 2011 Terry Delfino 7.7
55 The Merry Gentleman May 1, 2009 Michael 7.3
39 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Jan 16, 2009 Cmdr. James Kent / Commander Kent 5.0
54 Diminished Capacity Jul 4, 2008 Lee Vivyan 6.5
51 The Promotion Jun 6, 2008 Dr. Timms 6.9
67 The Take Apr 11, 2008 Agent Steve Perelli 6.3
55 Romance & Cigarettes Sep 7, 2007 Fryburg 6.9
54 10 Items or Less Dec 1, 2006 Bobby 5.8
64 Fast Food Nation Nov 17, 2006 Mike 5.5
37 Haven Sep 15, 2006 Lieutenant 6.2
51 The Night Listener Aug 4, 2006 Jess 4.9
57 Happy Endings Jul 15, 2005 Javier 7.0
47 Shall We Dance Oct 15, 2004 Chic 6.2