Why Famous: Best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an American Mafia crime boss in the award-winning HBO series "The Sopranos". He garnered praise for his portrayal of Soprano, winning three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
- 2008-08-30 "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii
- 1999-01-10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO
- 2000-09-10 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win
- 2001-11-04 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win
- 2003-09-21 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins