Everything About Michael Imperioli’s Wife Victoria Chlebowski

Victoria Chlebowski rose to fame after she was married to a famous American actor, writer, musician, and director Michael Imperioli. Her husband has worked in numerous movies and television shows including The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark, Lovely Bones, The White Lotus, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, The Hungry Ghosts, and many more but he is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in American crime drama series The Sopranos.

Clearly Michael’s wife Victoria is not popular as him but she is a successful businesswoman herself. In this piece, we will talk about her early life, her career, her family background, and a few other things related to her.

Who is Victoria Chlebowski?

We don’t have the exact date of her birth but it is clear that she was born in Russia in 1966. She comes from a Jewish household. However, there is not much information about her family so we don’t even have the names of her parents.

Since she was born at the time of the Soviet Union, her parents decided to move from Russia to America so Victoria holds both American and Russian nationality. Reports have shown that she was just 16 years old when her family moved to America because she attended a private high school in California. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Elite College.

As per the reports, her family is a devotee of Jesus.

Her Career

As mentioned earlier, Victoria is a business owner who handles several of her business. She and her business partner Sonya Chang are the owners of a design company called SVE New York.

Victoria has revealed that she does not like to buy new things rather she loves refurbishing old ones, maybe that’s the reason she and her husband were involved in remodeling 19th-century factory building in Tribeca.

She is also the co-owner of Studio Dante (an Off-Broadway theater) which she formed with her husband. Also, Michael used to work as an art director in the studio. Other than that, she and her husband also own a well-known bar in Chelsea.

Furthermore, she is also a film producer and she has been involved in movies like The Hungry Ghosts and Circledrawers. As per the reports, her husband and she are working on a new film and it is a documentary film which is about the Tenzin Gyatso Scholars Program. Through this program, Tibetan monastics studying neurology, biology, physics, and social sciences will have the opportunity to study in the United States. The Dalai Lama’s vision and ideals are promoted at The Tenzin Gyatso Institute.

In an interview, Victoria revealed that she met Michael for the first time in a bar around mid-1990 but she did not open up on which bar they met.

Their Marriage

Victoria Chlebowski with her husband

They dated for only a short time as only five months of dating they decided to get married and on September 19, 1996, they got married. It has already been more than two decades since their marriage and this September they will be celebrating their 26th marriage anniversary.

Victoria is the Mother of Three

Michael and Victoria have three children named Vadim, David, and Isabella. However, Isabella is not the biological child of Michael. As per the reports, Victoria was married to an unknown guy and he is the biological father of Isabella. Anyway, after Victoria married Michael he adopted Isabella as his daughter legally.

There is not much information available on their children but reports suggest that Vadim went to Santa Barbara High School and after his graduation, he enrolled at Purchase College.

Victoria and Micheal are Buddhist

Despite coming from a Christain family Victoria now follows and practices Buddism. So how did she start practicing or following Buddism? well, when she was in college she was into philosophy, and then she began reading various Buddist books.

She also shared her knowledge and books with Micheal then they both started going to learn more about Buddism in New York in 2016. Since then they have been attending and visiting many lamas (Buddhist monks) including Dalai Lama, Gelek Rinpoche, and Sogyal Rinpoche. They manage their timetable to attend to their teaching and they have barely missed any of their teachings.

Micheal and his children are inspired by Victoria as she has brought a change in her behavior ever since she started learning Buddism like she has increased her tolerance and patience level just as much she has peace of mind.

They not only learn but also meditate on the teaching early in the morning.

Victoria and Her Husband Sold Their Theater

Victoria and Michael wanted to sell their theater so back in 2010 they listed it for $5.5 million but after several negotiations, they finally sold it for $4.1 million.

Her Son Vadim was Arrested

According to lohud, Victoria’s son Vadim was arrested back in November 2016 for spray painting a swastika (卐) at Purchase College. He was then said to receive a fourth-degree criminal charge by the NYPD captain.

However, this was not the only time that he was taken into custody for his action. He had already served three years on probation after being convicted of destroying private property.

Victoria was Infected with the Covid-19

Back when the covid virus was spreading worldwide Victoria’s husband Michael opened up about him getting the virus, well he did not get tested but he was sure that he had a covid. According to Michael, when he flew from New York to California.

He further mentioned that he also believed that not only he but his beloved wife and one of their son also got the virus. It was really terrifying as the virus had taken the life of many people and the vaccine of the virus also had not been developed at the time.

However, they were lucky enough to treat them at home and they are all fine and doing well now.

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