Known as an Actor's Actor, the Four time Golden Globe Nominee, Emmy Award Winning Actor ( Gotti 1996 ) Assante has received acclaim for his work for close to Five decades. Internationally he has been the recipient of Twelve Lifetime Achievement Awards in the past ten years.
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Contrary to some popular belief, he was born in New York City. He comes from a creative, arts-involved family. His Irish-American mother, Katherine (Healy), was a music teacher and poet, and his Italian-American father, Armand Anthony Assante, Sr., was a painter and artist.
I go out there and make a fool of myself. It's inevitable.
It's a blessing and a curse. But it's not always the best situation to be in. As a profession, I don't recommend acting at all.
Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
I've got the best deal on earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?
[on the recession] I've never seen a time when the financial end of film was so fragile. Projects come and go on the capacity of whether people have the financial ability, even for the lowest budget projects. It shows what has happened since 2008.