2022-01-14

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  October 09, 1953
  • Accomplishments:  Golden Globe Winner
  • Fun Faith Fact!: His parents raised all their children in a Lebanese Maronite Christian household.

Anthony Marc Shalhoub, famous as Tony Shalhoub, is an American actor. On October 9, 1953, he was born in Green Bay, WI. Shalhoub's most prominent roles are Adrian Monk in the USA Network tv series "Monk," Antonio Scarpacci in the NBC show "Wings and Abe Weissman," and the father in Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Shalhoub is the second to last youngest of his nine siblings. His parents raised all their children in a Lebanese Maronite Christian household. Joe, his father, is a Mount Lebanon native and moved to America, following the death of his parents, Milhelm and Mariam, who were killed during World War I. His father was a meat salesman who operated a food truck. On his mother's side, Shalhoub's great-great-grandfather was murdered in the attacks against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1895. Although she was a Christian Maronite Lebanese, Abdul Naimy was a victim of the Hamidian massacres. Growing up with vast cultural experiences, Shalhoub is fluent in Lebanese Arabic. Shalhoub became interested in acting after his older sister applied for him to be an extra in a school production of "The King and I." After graduating high school, Shalhoub briefly went to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay before transferring to Southern Maine and completing his undergraduate degree. In 1980, he obtained a master's degree from Yale School of Drama.

Shalhoub has had a very successful career and earned many awards for his various projects. He has won four Primetime Emmy Awards, six Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.The award-winning actor has even made his mark on the Broadway stages, winning a Tony Award for 'Best Actor in a Musical' for his role of Tewfiq Zakaria in "The Band's Visit" and receiving four nominations for Tony Awards.


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