Who is James Gandolfini first-wife, Marcy Wudarski?

James Gandolfini with Marcy Wudarski

Marcy Wudarski is a producer who became famous for being the first wife of the legendary actor and producer named James Gandolfini. During his time in Hollywood, James worked for many movies such as True Romance, The Last Castle, Where the Wild Things Are, etc.

His reputation in Hollywood is incredible. The former Hollywood star though was not really successful in relationships. His first marriage with Marcy was a low point in his career, They had to go through a really difficult divorce within just a few years of their marriage. Despite the nasty divorce, the two did remain close friends with each other. They even had a son together.

Today we are going to take a deep dive into the life of Marcy, the ex-wife of James Gandolfini. So, let us get started!

Marcy Wudarski’s age

Marcy is 54 years old as of 2021. Her birthdate is 6th of Feb, 1967. She was actually born in Hudson, USA. Marcy grew up in Hudson and she is a Caucasian female.

Marcy’s parents are Edward and Mary Ann Wudarski. The two were natives from Pennsylvania. Edward was a former Army Lieutenant and a retired comptroller for the Army in Washington. He was also a WW2 and Korean War vet. Edward died in 1986.

Marcy’s mother Mary, on the other hand, was a housewife and she died in 1988 in Hudson, She was only 67 when she passed away.

Marcy Wudarski’s Career

Marcy had a job as a producer initially. But then she went to acting. She only has 1 acting credit though (as an executive producer). She worked in ‘Wish You Were Here’ in 2013. Beyond that, we have no information about her career.

Her late ex-husband though was one of the best actors in Hollywood. James’ acting career started when he played Tony Baldessari in a movie named A Stronger Among Us in the year 1992. He also played in four on-screen projects named: Money for Nothing, True Romance, Mr. Wonderful, and Italian Movie.

He became famous after his role in True Romance. After that, James worked in many high-profile films such as The Taking of Pelham 123 and more.

He appeared in both Movies and TV Shows. James also got critical praise for his many roles in many Film Critics shows. He even got a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award.

Marcy Wudarski and James Gandolfini’s relationship

Wudarski and James exchanged their wedding vows in the year 1999. The wedding was pretty small and it was a private ceremony with a few friends and their families.  They were together for almost a year before getting married.

They started a family together and had their first child Michael in the same year. He is also the only child. The two got a divorce in 2003. What was the reason for that divorce though? Let us find out.

How did Marcy’s relation with James end?

In early 2001. James left Marcy’s house and he never went back to their house. Then, after a year he filed for a divorce. The news came as a shock to Marcy. She did not know the reason. Marcy then accused her husband of taking drugs with other actors in Channel 4.

Marcy even hired detectives to spy on her husband and then got to know that James was deep into drugs and alcohol. She also said that James was in rehab in the year 1998. In addition to all this, James was also in a relationship with a stripper.

The divorce was thus finalized and the reason was drugs and alcohol. James was using cocaine and drowning it with a lot of Alcohol. James said that it was Marcy’s emotional instability that broke their marriage.

When the divorce got finalized, Marcy got the $2 million dollar mansion and the custody of Michael. James bought a separate house near Tribeca.

Michael Gandolfini’s death

Marcy Wudarski with Michael gandolfini
SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 01: Michael Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Marcy and James were still friends after their marriage. They were pretty close to each other and had a good relationship with their son. James passed away suddenly in 2013. He was in Rome and 51 years of age when he died. After his death, Marcy was seen at her ex

Although Marcy and James weren’t in a good relationship for the most part of their marriage, the two later maintained a healthy relationship for the sake of their son. However, James passed away suddenly on 19th June 2013 in Rome. He was 51 at the time of his death. Upon his passing, Marcy was also seen mourning his death in New York.

Where are Marcy and Michael?

Marcy has relatively kept her life private after she got a divorce from Michael. She currently lives in New York with her son. She is active on Instagram but has a private account. Her latest ordeals remain a mystery to the public.

On the other hand, Michael is 22 years old right now, and just like his father, he loves acting. He has landed some acting credits for his portrayal of Joey Dwyer in the TV series The Deuce in 2018.

In the same year, Michael also made a movie debut in the movie named Ocean’s 8. He also has acting credits for different movies such as Cherry, The Many Saints of Newark, and many others.

How much is Marcy Worth?

As of 2021, Marcy’s net worth is around $500,000. She also owns that $2 million dollar mansion she got from the divorce settlement. On the other hand, her husband James is worth more than $70 million dollars.

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