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Untold Facts About James Gandolfini First Wife Marcy Wudarski, Marriage & Children

Abhram Published On Thu Jul 21 2022   Modified On Thu Jul 21 2022
Untold Facts About James Gandolfini First Wife Marcy Wudarski, Marriage & Children

Marcy Wudarski is an American-born lady who is well known as the first wife of the award-winning late American actor and producer James Gandolfini.

Her Husband James Gandolfini is three times Emmy Awards winner and also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award for his role as Tony Soprano, the Italian-American Mafia crime boss in HBO’s crime drama television series The Sopranos. 

James Gandolfini is also popular for his role in commercially acclaimed movies like True Romance, The Last Castle, Where the Wild Things Are and more.

James Gandolfini has a successful professional career and the graph was going upwards but his personal life was not as good as his professional life. James Gandolfini's marriage to his first wife Marcy Wudarski didn't last long, the couple had divorced just a few years after the marriage.

Marcy Wudarski and her husband have a son Michael Gandolfini, born in 1999. 

Marcy is a former producer.

After the divorce from Marcy, James married former model and actress Deborah Lin in 2008 and they have a daughter named Liliana Gandolfini.

Marcy accused her husband of taking drugs after he filed a divorce against her. James himself admitted that he is addicted to cocaine and alcohol. 

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James died at the age of 51 due to cardiac arrest. 

After the death of his husband, how has been his life with Marcy? How were her early days?. Let's find out.

Marcy Wudarski Age, Her Parents Are No More

Marcy Wudarski was born on 6th Feb 1967 in Hudson, United States of America. Her parents belong to American natives. As of now, Marcy's age is 54yrs.

Born and raised in Hudson, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and has American nationality. 

She was born to parents Edward B. Wudarski and Mary Ann Wudarski, both of them originally belongs to Pennsylvania. Her father Edward was a former Army lieutenant colonel and a retired comptroller for the Department of the Army in Washington. Her father also happens to be an Army veteran of world war 2 and the Korean war. 

The former Army lieutenant colonel died just 6 days after celebrating his 66th birthday (17th march) in 1986. While her mother Mary Ann Wudarski who was 67, died in the year 1998.

Marcy Wudarski is James Gandolfini's First Wife

How and when the affair between the Emmy award winner James and his girlfriend Marcy Wudarski started is unknown. The duo hasn't shared this with anyone and has kept it with themselves. 

Marcy Wudarski with her ex-husband James Gandolfini

However, it is believed that the legendary actor and his girlfriend dated for a year before exchanging vows in 1999. The couple tied the knot in a private marriage ceremony.

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They were a happy couple and soon became parents. They named their son Michael Gandolfini. Michael was born in 1999. A few years after the birth of Michael, things begin to fall between James and Marcy. The three-time Emmy award winner filed a case against his wife Marcy in 2002.

All of a sudden this decision from the husband James was shocking for Marcy.

Marcy Wudarski is Michael Gandolfini's Mother

The romantic relationship of Marcy Wudarski and James Gandolfini was converted into marriage in march 1999. The couple exchanged the vows in a private ceremony. Months after their marriage, they had a baby. James and Marcy named their baby boy Michael Gandolfini.

Marcy Wudarski with her ex-hubby and son.

James Gandolfini Married Deborah Lin After Marcy Wudarski Divorce

James Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski married in 1999. However, things begins to fall out after the years and then James Gandolfini filed for a divorce in 2002. 

After the divorce, James Gandolfini married former model and actress Deborah Lin in 2008. James and Deborah had a daughter Liliana Gandolfini

Michael Gandolfini and Liliana Gandolfini happens to be siblings.

James Gandolfini and Santa Gandolfini's three-time Emmy Award winner son James Gandolfini died at the age of 51.

Was James Gandolfini's Cocaine Addiction the Reason for Divorce?

A few interesting things came out after James Gandolfini filed a divorce against his wife Marcy.

Their relationship saw a turnaround when Gandolfini left Marcy’s mansion in the West Village on the 1st Feb of the year. And the actor never went back in early 2001

The Last Castle actor then filed for divorce in March 2002, then starts a series of controversies. The wife of the late actor James Gandolfini, Marcy Wudarski accused his hubby of drug addiction. 

She claimed her husband is taking drugs with other actors in the Channel Four series. James Gandolfini event went to a drug rehabilitation centre before the marriage, the wife of the actor said.

The preceding didn't start well. 

Marcy even hired a private detective to follow her husband James, to confirm whether he is still in the addiction to drugs and alcohol or not. The detective found James was still in the addiction to cocaine, and alcohol and also had sexual relations with many other women including strippers of the nightclub.

With the help of evidence provided by the private detective, Marcy submitted some testimonies to the court.

During the hearing of this case and the investigation that was being done by The National Enquirer, the actor admitted that he had problems with cocaine and alcohol in the past, almost 4 years ago not now. 

He further added that Marcy’s emotional instability and volatile temper break down their marriage.

The couple officially separated in December 2002. Michael lives with his mother Marcy in a $2 million worth house in the west village. Michael was just 3 years old when his parent was divorced.

James after their divorce from Marcy was dwelling nearby Tribeca.

Marcy's Ex-Husband James Gandolfini Died of A Heart Attack

James Gandolfini who belongs from Italy was Invited to the Taormina Film Festival to receive a special honour. Gandolfini decides to have early take-off to spend some time with his relatives out there.

According to the director of the Taormina Film Festival, James was having a fantastic time out there along with his son Michael who just won a soccer championship thus making the celebration double.

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On 19 June 2019, the family had a  great together and after returning to the hotel, James went to the bathroom where something wrong happened, his assistant, Tom Richardson stated. 

It was James' son who found his dad lying on the floor, the 13-year-old kid called the receptionist seeking help. The ambulance was called and he was taken to Policlinico  Umberto I hospital at around 10:40 from the Hotel Exedra. He was alive when he was taken to the hospital but soon after his arrival, he was pronounced dead by the doctor.

An autopsy later confirmed that Gandolfini had suffered a major heart attack which was the reason for his death. 

Despite not being good in terms, James Gandolfini's first wife Marcy Wudarski attended his funeral. Upon his passing, Marcy was also seen mourning his death in New York.

Along with Michael, James had a daughter from his second wife Deborah Lin. James was the father of two children. Liliana is the half-sister of Michael Gandolfini, born to James's first wife Marcy.

Step-Mom of Liliana Gandolfini, James Gandolfini's Daughter with Second Wife

Michael Gandolfini's mother Marcy and his father James didn't have a good relationship after a few years of their marriage and the couple eventually divorced in 2002. They maintain good friendly relations for the sake of their son Michael. 

Marcy and James son Michael Gandolfini

James Gandolfini married an American model and actress Deborah Lin in 2008. Deborah Lin is an American-born actress who is popular for her role in an episode of Showtime’s erotic drama series ‘Red Shoe Diaries. The role in this erotic series happens to be her only acting role.

Michael's dad was seen with Deborah Lin in 2007, they were engaged in the same year and got married in the following year. This makes Deborah Lin a step-mom of Michael.

James Gandolfini had a daughter with her second wife Deborah Lin, they named her Liliana Gandolfini. James just passed a year after the birth of his daughter Liliana, born in 2012.

Marcy Wudarski is a Producer

The ex-wife of late star James Gandolfini is an occasional producer. She was involved in production work for ‘Wish You Were Here’ in 2013.

This is the only professional detail of her being available, other than this no source suggests her professional work. Neither no information about what she is doing now is known. 

It seems like she is enjoying a single and private life with his son Michael. 

James Gandolfini's son Michael is now 22 yrs old and now is following in his father's footsteps. Michael shows his interest in acting. The 22-year-old son of Marcy made her acting debut by portraying Joey Dwyer in the TV series The Deuce in 2018.

In the same year, he also made his movie debut with the role of Busboy in Ocean’s. His filmography suggests he has been part of well-recognized movies likeThe Many Saints of Newark, Cherry, Acting for a Cause, and more.

Marcy Wudarsk Net Worth

Marcy who worked as a producer has a net worth of $500,000. That's a decent amount she earned from her career as a producer.

Late Husband James Gandolfini's Net Worth

Marcy's Late husband James Gandolfini is a well-known star, the 3 times Emmy Award winner was quite rich, and his net worth is estimated at over $70 million at his time of death.

Son Michael Gandolfini Net Worth & Property

Michael Gandolfini the son of Marcy is an American actor who has a net worth of $15 million. 

Michael's Father James Gandolfini didn't leave a share for Michael from his net worth but this was not deliberately done. James on not giving a portion of the share to Michael said,

"I have in mind my beloved son Michael… I have made other provisions for him."

Those "other provisions" started with a life insurance trust fund that was worth $7 million in 2013. The trust fund was created as a condition of his 2002 divorce from his first wife Marcella Wudarski. Michael also inherited all of his father's clothing and jewellery.

Michael and his half-sister Liliana both received 50% of property in Manhattan and land in Italy.

In his will James stated:

"It is my hope and desire that they will continue to own said property and keep it in our family as long as possible."

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