Meet Marcy Wudarski, Former Wife Of Late Actor James Gandolfini And Mother Of Michael Gandolfini-Where Is She Now?
Marcy Wudarski is a producer, howver, she is famous among audiences as the former wife of legendary actor James Gandolfini.
Gandolfini was an award-winning actor most known for playing Tony Soprano in the massive hit HBO television series The Sopranos.
Sadly, James died of a heart attack at age 51 on June 19, 2013.
Marcy and James were married for only four years, from 1999 to 2002. Their relationship took a turn when James Gandolfini suddenly disappeared from their house.
Even after the messy divorce, the former pair stayed amicable and shared child custody of their only child.
They have a son named Michael Gandolfini who is also an actor and writer.
He gained huge media and public attention for playing young Tony Soprano, an iconic character of his late father, James Gandolfini, in The Sopranos' prequel The Many Saints of Newark in 2021.
So, where is Marcy Wudarski now? How old is she? What about her relationship status? We have all the details here.
How Old Is Marcy Wudarski? Who Are Her Parents?
Marcy Wudarsk was born in February 1967 in Hudson to Edward B. Wudarski and Mary Ann Wudarski. As of July 2022, she is 55 years old.
Sadly, Marcy lost her parents young; both died in their sixties.
Her father, Edward, a former Army lieutenant colonel and a retired comptroller for the Department of the Army in Washington, died on March 23, 1986, at 66.
Similarly, her mother, Mary, died on October 19, 1998, in Hudson, Pasco, at 67.
While talking about her former late husband, James Gandolfini-he was born James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. on September 18, 1961, in Westwood, New Jersey.
He was born to an Italian descent mother, Santa, who worked as a high school food service worker.
Also, his Italian-born father, James Joseph Gandolfini, was a native of Borgo Val di Taro who worked as a bricklayer and cement mason.
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James Gandolfini's First Wife Marcy Wudarski-What Led To Their Divorce?
Gandolfini and Marcy were 90's hit celebrity couples. After dating for a few years, the pair married in March 1999 in an intimate wedding ceremony.
Their only child, a son, named Michael Gandolfini, was born the same year on May 10 in New York City. Currently, he is 22-year-old and stands tall at 5' 11" (180 cm).
As per the IMDb, the actor is three-eighths Polish, one-half Italian, and one-eighth Slovak.
Once happy couple Marcy and Gandolfini started having problems in their relationship shortly after marriage.
Reportedly, James could not handle the huge fame and publicity he was getting as Tony Sopranos.
Living life in the public eye is one of the hardest things for celebrities to deal with. Whether the paparazzi are lurking around every corner or their name shows up on every tabloid.
While some carve for that kind of attention, some can get extremely overwhelmed, and Gandolfini was among the latter.
On February 1, 2001, James left his then-wife Marcy's duplex in the West Village and did not return for a year. The actor filed for divorce in March 2002.
Amid divorce proceedings, Marcy told friendly outlets that James was suffering from "something bipolar or manic depressive."
Then in October 2002, The National Enquirer published an article based on their relationship claiming to have seen the real legal divorce papers.
Per the papers, Marcy claimed Gandolfini had entered d*ug and alcohol rehabilitation in 1998, which led to all the problems in their relationship.
Wudarski later claimed that she was outrageous those charges went public. It was personal and not for people of the nation to gossip and judge about.
The matter got worse by the day as every media outlet and newspaper talked about James alleged substance abuse and their divorce.
Finally, Gandolfini, who hated giving interviews, especially about his personal life, exclusively sat down with The National Enquirer in October 2002 and admitted he had d*ug and alcohol problems.
Marcy and Gandolfini finalized their divorce in December 2003, which was amicable. They shared the child custody of their son.
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Did Marcy Wudarski Remarry? What Is Her Relationship Status?
Wudarski has lived a very private life since her very public divorce. She has relatively stayed out of the spotlight, and almost nothing about her personal life is revealed to the media.
However, if we believe the sources, she had a few relationships, but none ended in marriage. She is possibly single at the moment.
On the other hand, her former spouse, James Gandolfini, after two years of dating, married Deborah Lin on August 30, 2008.
The pair tied the knot in Lin's hometown of Honolulu, Hawai. It was an intimate ceremony attended by only a group of closest friends and family.
Gandolfini's then eight-year-old son Michael served as best man.
Deborah Lin is a former model and actress known for working in movies such as Red Shoe Diaries.
The duo welcomed their daughter Liliana Ruth Gandolfini on October 10, 2012. James released a statement revealing the arrival of their daughter:
"I am happy to confirm that James and Deborah Gandolfini are the proud parents of a happy and healthy baby girl," Armstrong says in a statement. "Liliana Ruth Gandolfini was born in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 10 and weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. … James and Deborah are thrilled and all are doing well."
Sadly, the father-daughter did not even have a year together as James died within a few months of his child's birth.
James Gandolfini Death: What Was The Cause?
James Gandolfini was an actor and producer most famous for his role as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series The Sopranos.
The role earned him three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award.
Also, he is remembered for roles in movies and television shows like True Romance, The Last Castle, Enough Said, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, Nicky Deuce, etc.
The legendary actor James Gandolfini died unexpectedly in Rome on June 19, 2013.
The 51-year-old was with his then 14-year-son Michael in the country to receive an award at the Taormina Film Fest. They were staying at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel.
Michael discovered him unconscious in the bathroom at 10 p.m. James was rushed to the hospital at 10:40 p.m. and was pronounced dead 20 minutes later. Later, an autopsy confirmed that he died of a heart attack.
On June 27, 2013, his funeral service was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, New York City.
The whole film fraternity paid their tribute to the actor. Marcy Wudarski also attended the ceremony and paid her condolences.
Michael Gandolfini Played Late Father's Character Tony Soprano, In The Many Saints of Newark in 2021
Michael Gandolfini always wanted to be an actor, but James was completely against the decision. He wanted him rather be an athlete or even a director.
Gandolfini pursued acting after his dad died in 2013. He attended New York University and started auditioning for roles.
Later in 2018, Michael appeared in a brief role in the American heist comedy film Ocean's Eight.
The same year, he appeared in the drama television series The Deuce. The actor played Joey Dwyer, son of Bobby Dwyer (Chris Bauer), and appeared for ten episodes.
Similarly, in 2021, he appeared in the crime drama film Cherry starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo.
The Many Saints of Newark
The same year, Gandolfini brought his father's iconic character Tony Soprano to life in The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.
Understandably, it was very difficult for Micheal to play Tony Soprano. It is one of Hollywood's iconic characters and his dad's legacy.
In an interview with People, he said, "I didn't play my dad. "I played Tony."
Taking about the preparation for the role, he said:
"I need to get his physicality down, "Like I look like my dad, I don't have the gestures. I don't have the accent, the way he uses his eyes. All those things are things I wanted to develop because if I could get his physicality, I might be able to have more leeway to do what I want emotionally."
Michael also admitted that playing Tony Soprano connected him more with James.
"I feel a bond and understand the toll that he went through, the hard work that he put in as an actor that maybe I wouldn't have known as a kid. I respect him as an actor more."
No matter what, "my dad is always going to be my best friend," Gandolfini adds. "He's always just going to be my dad to me."
Undoubtedly, the role will always be very close to the young actor.
Taking about his other roles, Michael Gandolfini is all set to appear in movies The Gray Man, Disappointment Blvd, Cat Person, and Landscape with Invisible Hand in 2022/2023.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Marcy Wudarski?
Marcy Wudarski's reported net worth as of July 2022 is $5 million. She is a producer by profession and is credited for only one show-a 2013 movie, Wish You Were Here.
During her divorce trial, she kept their adjoining condos in the West Village, worth an estimated $2 million.
On the other hand, her son Michael Gandolfini is worth $15 million. He earns more than $200k annual salary from his career as an actor, writer, and producer.
Also, he makes decent money from sponsorships, endorsements, and ad campaigns.
However, most of Gandolfini's riches come from his late father, James Gandolfini. James started Michael's life insurance trust fund worth $7 million in 2013. He also inherited all of James' clothing and jewelry.
Both his kids, Michael and Liliana, received 50% of a property in Manhattan and land in Italy.
James was worth $70 million at the time of his death. He was one of the highest-paid television actors.
He earned $5 million – $2.5 million per season for the first two seasons of The Sopranos.
Later, the late actor received $400,000 per episode ($5 million per season), $800,000 per episode ($10 million per season), and $1 million per episode for season 3, season 4, and season 6, respectively.
As for Michael Gandolfini's personal life, he seems to be single at the moment as there is no accurate news of his dating life or a possible girlfriend.
As per the sources, he was in a relationship with a girl named Ally Gorder in 2020; however, there are no recent reports.
Where Is Marcy Wudarski Now?
As mentioned earlier, Marcy Wudarski lives a very private life, and almost nothing is known about her personal life.
Her first marriage and early life were the subjects of media trials, which might be why she disappeared from the spotlight.
If we believe the sources, she currently lives with her son in New York City.