John Turturro’s Education Background

John Turturro is an American actor, director, and writer who has appeared in more than 60 films, many of which with Adam Sandler. He is best known for his roles in O Brother, Where Are Thou?, Quiz Show, and Barton Fink. His next film to hit the big screen will be Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in which he will co-star with Shia LaBeouf. EDUinReview will now take a look at this talented actor’s education background.

Tuturro was born on February 28, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents are Katherine and Nicholas Turturro. His parents were both Italian and Turturro was raised in the Roman Catholic religion. He has one brother, Nicholas. He attended the State University of New York at New Paltz and earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale‘s School of Drama.

Turturro first got a taste of professional acting when he appeared as an extra in Martin Scorsese’s movie, Raging Bull, in 1980. In 1984, he began to develop a close partnership with Spike Lee when he was cast in Do the Right Thing. The pair has worked together on other films, including Jungle Fever, Summer of Sam, and Miracle at St. Anna. He has also developed a good relationship with the Coen Brothers and has appeared in several of their movies, including The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

Turturro won an Emmy award for his reoccurring role of Ambrose Monk on the popular USA Network series, Monk. Recently, he has acted in The Good Shepherd in 2006 and became involved in the Transformers movies, where he portrays Sector 7 Agent Simmons.

On a personal note, Turturro is married to Katherine Borowitz. The couple has two children: Amedeo and Diego.

Transformers: DarkĀ  of the Moon will be released in the USA on June 28, 2011.

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