Stephen Spinella

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Stephen Spinella
Born (1956-10-11) October 11, 1956 (age 62)
Education University of Arizona (BA)
New York University (MFA)
OccupationActor
Years active1993–present

Stephen Spinella (born October 11, 1956) [1] is an American stage, television, and film actor.

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Early life

Spinella was born in Naples, Italy, to a father who was an American naval airplane mechanic. [1] He grew up in Glendale, Arizona, [1] and graduated from the University of Arizona drama department. He also attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1982. [2]

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Personal life

Spinella is openly gay. [3]

Work

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Stephen Spinella Biography (1956-)". Filmreference.com. Archived from the original on June 20, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2008.
  2. "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni" . Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  3. Weber, Bruce (June 5, 1993). "A Gay Actor's Temptation to Keep Good Health in the Closet". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  4. Berkley Rep (April 2018). "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes at Berkley Rep". Berkley Rep. Retrieved May 28, 2018.