The incredible true story of American actor Dominic Chianese, fighting intensely stacking odds to find genuine love, self, and artistic success.
Millions of television and film fans worldwide recognize twice Emmy-nominated Dominic Chianese as beloved series mainstay “Uncle Junior” from the groundbreaking HBO-produced series The Sopranos and as the key antagonist “Johnny Ola” from the phenomenally successful film The Godfather: Part II.
But what millions do not know is that behind the scenes of Dominic’s rise to the top, his personal life was shrouded in constant turmoil (including six heavily strained marriages and children taken away by lovers) and relentless obstacles of increasing magnitude (fighting the brink of poverty, trying to pull a wife out of a cult) were overcome at every turn.
This is the timely story of the women who were a constant presence in Dominic’s life and ultimately guided his every decision. This is the timeless American story of an immigrant’s grandson who came up the hard way from the streets of the Bronx and who found out that none of us do it alone. This is the beautifully told true narrative that interweaves the lives of many well-known celebrities—Al Pacino, Sophia Loren, George C. Scott, Lorraine Bracco, B.B. King, and others—with everyday heroes and the desperation of real love while clutching hope for a dream.
This is Twelve Angels.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Dominic Chianese was consecutively Emmy-nominated for his definitive role as “Uncle Junior” on HBO’s game-changing hit television series The Sopranos. Dominic also starred as lead henchman “Johnny Ola” in the Best Picture Oscar-winner The Godfather: Part II—considered by many to be the greatest film of all time. A classically trained actor, Dominic has appeared in over 50 films and television series and has led dozens of live stage productions while appearing and being featured in countless others, and was recorded performing the Italian ballad “Core ‘ngrato” for The Sopranos soundtrack. Dominic has received several awards for outstanding commitment to his craft and community, including the 2017 Dean’s Medal from Touro College for his service to the elderly through his Joy Through Art Foundation, and the 2016 Maverick Award from Sacred Heart University for his pioneering career in film and television. He currently resides in London, England.
Matthew Sargent has written theatre, news features, multi-national creative content, and has completed several advanced creative writing programs. He currently resides in Chicago, IL.