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.
When Raymond Burr died in 1993, he appeared in a Perry Mason TV movie as a substitute. On a weekly basis, he plays Bruce Willis’ father in the show ‘Moonlighting,’ which airs on AMC.
Goodfellas, Nixon, The Rocketeer, and The Firm are just a few of the films in which Sorvino has proven himself to be an excellent actor. That’s Life and Still Standing were among his on-screen roles in the year 2000.
Sorvino is also involved in the culinary industry in addition to her acting career. ‘Paul Sorvino Foods,’ a line of pasta sauces based on his mother’s recipes, is the brand he started. For his part, Janson Beckett Cosmeceuticals is also owned by him.
When he collaborated with Lackawant to County on the film “The Trouble with Cali” in 2005, he landed in hot water. The movie was never released in theaters because of legal and financial issues.
Earlier this year, Sorvino revealed that a Canadian distributor had expressed interest in the picture. However, the agreement never went through because of the film’s bad press.
Paul Sorvino Wife: Meet Paul Sorvino’s Wife Dee Dee Benkie?
Dee Dee Benkie was born in 1967 in Brooklyn, New York to a Jamaican-American family. As of 2021, she will be 54 years old. Her parents named her Denessa Purvis Benkie after she was born. She is the daughter of Ford Sorvino, and Angela Maria Mattea is her mother.
Her father, an Italian immigrant, was a foreman at a robe manufacturer and worked as a supervisor. In addition to teaching piano, her mother was also a housewife.
New York City’s Lafayette High School was the place where she went to school for high school. While in American Musical and Dramatic Academy after graduating from high school, she studied music and acting.
Benkie had a strong interest in politics at the beginning of her career. She worked with former US President George W. Bush as an aide and strategist.
Additionally, Benkie was named a Republican National Committeewoman by the party. The Young Republicans National Federation was also chaired by her.