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John Turturro

John Turturro is featured in Season 4, Episode 5: Immigrant Nation (check local listings).

John Turturro studied at SUNY New Paltz and the Yale School of Drama. For his theatrical debut he created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” for which he won an OBIE Award and a Theater World Award.

On Television, Turturro was nominated for a SAG Award for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in “Monday Night Mayhem,” and again nominated for “The Bronx is Burning,” as notorious Yankee skipper Billy Martin. He won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on “Monk.”

Turturro has performed in many films, including Spike Lee's “Do the Right Thing,” and “Jungle Fever.” Martin Scorsese’s “The Color of Money,” Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show,” Francesco Rosi’s “La Tregua,” Robert De Niro’s “The Good Shepherd,” Tom DiCillo’s “Box of Moonlight;” Nanni Moretti's “Mia Madre,” and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Miller’s Crossing,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother Where Art Thou.” For his lead role in the Coen Brothers’ “Barton Fink,” Turturro won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the David Donatello Award.

Turturro has also appeared in the Adam Sandler comedies "Mr. Deeds" and “You Don’t Mess with Zohan,” and in three of Michael Bay's popular “Transformers” films.

He received Cannes' Camera D'Or Award for his directorial debut, "Mac". Other films as director/writer include “Illuminata,” “Romance & Cigarettes,” “Passione: a Musical Adventure," and "Fading Gigolo.”

Finding Your Roots Season 4


About Season Four

Season four of Finding Your Roots series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten—encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. Learn more here.

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