1. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones , and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Winchell.
2. It was Tucci who gave Rhames the nickname by which he is now known, “Ving”.
3. He performed at the Yale Repertory Theater in 1991 in a Molière play. Tucci is known for his work in films such as The Pelican Brief, Beethoven, Kiss of Death, Road to Perdition and Big Night, and in the television series Murder One as the mysterious Richard Cross.
4. The film also featured his sister Christine and their mother, who wrote a cookbook for the film.
5. It won him and Tropiano the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
6. He has been nominated three times for Golden Globes, and won twice – for his title role in Winchell , both for HBO films.
7. He also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Winchell.
8. In July 2006, Tucci made an appearance on the USA Network TV series Monk, in a performance that earned him a 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series.
9. He provides the voiceover in the AT&T Wireless “Raising the Bar” marketing campaign. In 2007, he had a recurring role in medical drama ER.