Paul Sorvino was an American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor. He often portrayed authority figures on both sides of the law and was known for his roles as Paulie Cicero (based on Paul Vario) in the 1990 gangster film Goodfellas, and NYPD Sergeant Phil Cerreta on the TV series Law & Order.



Sorvino’s performance as Phil Romano in “That Championship Season” on Broadway in 1972 was well-received by both the critics and the crowd, who praised his performance. For his performance in a leading role, he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1973.

Paul Sorvino
Paul Sorvino

In 1982, he reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play. For his work in the 1995 film ‘Nixon,’ he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The audience unanimously agrees that this is one of his best performances yet.



The Commitment to the Craft Honorary Award was given to Paul Sorvino in 2013 by the Chicago Film Critics Award. To honor him for his lifetime of achievements, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented him with the annual Lifetime Achievement Award on March 31st, 2017.

Paul Sorvino Grandchildren: Mattea Angel Backus, Holden Paul Terry Backus, Lucia Backus and Johnny Christopher King Backus

There are four grandchildren in Paul Sorvino’s family. He has two grandsons and two granddaughters that are his grandchildren.

Holden Paul Terry Backus and Johnny Christopher King Backus are Paul’s grandkids. Holden is the older of the two. Mattea Angel Backus and Lucia Backus are both aliases that might be used to refer to their granddaughters.

Mira Sorvino, Paul’s humble daughter, is the grandparent of Paul’s children and grandchildren. Mira is Paul and Mira’s mother and the eldest of their children. She was born at the time that he was married to his first wife.

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