Anthony LaPaglia

Posted on Apr 21 2009 - 7:34pm by GossipMan

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Date of Birth
31 January 1959, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Height
5′ 11″ (1.80 m)

Spouse
Gia Carides (12 September 1998 – present) 1 child

Trivia
Last name is pronounced La Pah-lia.Older brother of actor Jonathan LaPaglia and Michael LaPaglia.Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1991″ in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 43.Italian on his father’s side and Dutch on his mother’s side.Welcomed daughter, with Gia Carides, named Bridget born January 2003.Filmed scenes playing as Chicago gangster Al Capone for the 2001 Tom Hanks drama Road to Perdition (2002), but all the scenes were cut out.Although often cast as New York tough guys, few people know that he was actually born and raised in Australia. He has said that the only internationally successful Australian actor at the time he began acting was Mel Gibson, who had lost his Australian accent, so he did the same. Today, looking at all the hot young Australian actors who have kept their native accents but can use other dialects in their films, he says he regrets having dropped his accent.