Marcy Wudarski is the ex-wife of actor James Gandolfini. Marcy and James were only married for three years before splitting in a messy divorce. In the course of their marriage, however, they had one child named Michael Gandolfini.
The 56 year-old Marcy Wudarski (born February 7, 1967) is an American film producer who has however remained focused on her job as she refuses to allow herself to be seen as only a celebrity ex-wife. Read on to find out about her life and all she has been up to after her divorce.
How Old is Marcy Wudarski?
Marcy Wudarski is 56 years old. She was born on February 7, 1967, in Hudson, Florida, the United States of America. Her father was Edward Wudarski, a retired army lieutenant and comptroller with the Department of the Army in Washington while her mother was a housewife named Mary Ann Wudarski. Marcy’s father died on March 23, 1986, while she also lost her mother on October 19, 1998. We could not confirm if Marcy has any siblings, dead or alive.
For her education, Marcy attended Bayonet Point Junior High School in Florida where she grew up. After she graduated from High School, she proceeded to pursue a college degree, although she has yet to reveal what university she attended.
How Did Marcy Wudarski Meet Her Ex-husband James Gandolfini?
Marcy Wudarski met her ex-husband Michael Gandolfi in 1995 when she was hired to work for him as his secretary. James was an actor famously known for playing the role of Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos. At the time they met, James already had a successful acting career but Marcy was unaware of his fame.
She diligently worked as his secretary and following her dedication to her job, she developed a great relationship with her boss. Marcy and James’ relationship soon turned into a love affair and a year after they first met, they moved in together to an apartment James bought in West Village.
Marcy Wudarski Became Michael Gandolfini’s WIfe in 1999
After dating each other for three years, James Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski got married at a private wedding ceremony in 1999. Their wedding was attended by their family and close friends, and the celebrity couple seemed to be deeply in love with each other. James was particularly fond of his wife and bought her various expensive gifts, including a $15,000 necklace. A few months after their wedding, they welcomed their son Michael.
Marcy Wudarski and James Gandolfin’s marriage only lasted for three years. Their problems started in 2001 when James left the mansion he shared with Marcy and their son. A year later, he filed for a divorce. The divorce proceeding between the celebrity couple was a messy one, with each party accusing the other of several things.
Marcy accused her ex-husband of doing drugs alongside other actors of the Channel 4 series, a fact that James eventually admitted. Similarly, James alleged that Marcy was emotionally volatile and irritable, and this made living with her very difficult. After various back and forths, Marcy and James finally divorced in December 2002 and she got their West Village Mansion which was estimated to be worth $2 million at the time.
Does Marcy Wudarski Have a Child?
Marcy Wudarski had a son named Michael Gandolfini with her ex-husband James Gandolfini. Michael was born on May 3, 1999, in New York City. Following his parents’ divorce, Michael’s mother Marcy got custody of him but he still visited and spent time regularly with his father James.
Like his father, Michael is very talented and decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He is an actor and model, although his father had always wanted him to have a career in sports.
Michael Gandolfini has Acted with his Father, James Gandolfini
Although James Gandolfini did not want his son to be an actor like himself, he still supported the boy’s career choice. Furthermore, he gave his son the boost he needed to excel in the entertainment industry. Michael started his professional acting career in 2013 when he was featured in a television documentary titled A Tribute to a Friend.
Additionally, Michael has acted in over 10 episodes of The Deuce Show and is on his way to building a successful career, just like his late father. Michael Gandolfini’s film credits include Down the Shore (2011), Ocean’s 8 (2018), The Many Saints of Newark (2021), Cherry (2021), and Beau is Afraid (2023).
What Happened to Marcy Wudarski’s ex-husband James Gandolfini?
James Gandolfini died of a heart attack on June 19, 2013, while on vacation in Rome. He was meant to receive a prestigious award in Sicily only a few days later but he unfortunately could not make it. James was found unconscious by his son Michael who had gone to check up on him after he spent too long in the bathroom. James’ burial was attended by his family and friends, but Marcy was not in attendance.
What does James Gandolfini’s Ex-wife do for a Living Now?
Marcy Wudarski is a film producer, although she does not reveal much about her professional life. We confirmed that Marcy was an executive producer for the 2013 film Wish You Were Here. She has not revealed any other projects she has worked on over the years.
Where is Marcy Wudarski?
Marcy Wudarski lives a very private life and ensures she keeps her details away from the media. As such, we could not find out much about her current lifestyle. Marcy lives in New York, USA with her son Michael. She does not have any active social media accounts and spends her spare time bonding with her son.