It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriage. Similar is the case of Dominic Chianese as he got married five times, but he couldn’t be a good friend for his wife and hence, four of his five marriages failed.

Though Chianese had a rough breakup with his fourth wife, he is enjoying his current married life. Who is his current spouse and what were the reasons for his previous marriage downfall? Let’s find out!

Married Life Didn’t Go Well

The 80 years old Dominic tied the knot for the first time with Merle Molofsky. The pair walked down the aisle in 1961 when Chianese was 22 years old. The former husband and wife lived together for 22 months.

After getting divorced with Merle, the actor wedlock the second time; however, he couldn’t keep hold of this marriage as well.

Once the actor recalled that his second marriage is really not an actual marriage. Why? Well, that wedding was only performed to show his then-partner’ father their togetherness. Though his matrimony was false, it only lasted for six weeks.

Following the split with his second wife, the American actor again exchanged vows with his third wife, Vincenza Jean Vacchio. This relationship lasted for six years.

The same as his first, second, and third marriage, Chianese’ fourth marriage also had the same faith. He shared the wedding bells with his fourth spouse Merle Molofsky in 1961.

The actor lived with his loved one for 12 years; however, their romantic relationship became bitter as the pair seperated.

Fifth Wife?

As of now, the 88 years’ old Dominic Chianese is living a blissful married life, though his first, second, third and fourth marriage did not go well.

Currently, Domini is the husband of Jane Pittson. The lovebirds shared matrimonial ceremony on 8 June 2003.

At the current moment, the pair are enjoying each other’s company and is living a blissful married life for 16 years.

Father of Six Children

The 5 feet 11 inches tall Domini is the father of six children from three different wives. He has four daughters Rebbeca Scarpatti Chianese, Sarah Chianese, Dominica Roskelly Chianese, Leah Espy Chianese and has two sons Dominic Chianese Jr., Alexander John Gwozdz Chianese.

One of his daughters Leah grew up along with her mother. She took her father’s name though she grew up with her mother. The father and the daughter duo had an emotional reunion only after 28 years.

At the current moment, Chianese’s children are living a luxurious life as his kids have already chosen their path.

Out of many, one of his kids, Dominic Chianese Jr followed his way. He is an actor who featured in The Sopranos, The Thomas Crown Affair, and All About the Benjamins.

Grandfather of 13 Children

The mutilated actor Dominic has 13 grandchildren. Also, he has one great-grandchild.

Dominic Chianese and James Gandolfini’s Relationship

James Gandolfini was an American actor who found success throughout his days. The actor has won three Emmy Awards to date.

The actor is best known for his performance in the HBO TV series The Sopranos. In the film, he shared the screen along with Dominic.

Dominic Chianese is a Multimillionaire

As one of the popular actors in Hollywood, Dominic has maintained a net worth of $15 Million. The primary source of his income comes through his several professional roles as an American actor, singer, and musician. 

Also, the American actor has also played in the drama television series The Sopranos where the main cast member Michael Imperioli makes $500,000 per episode. Hence, Chianese also earned in the same range.

Movies Box Office Collection

Throughout his successful career, Chianese has appeared in numerous movies and TV series. Some of his films have crossed an impressive box office record. Some are listed below.

SnMoviesBudgetBox OfficeCast
1 The Family $30 million $78.4 millionRobert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
2 The Godfather Part II  $13 million
$47.5–57.3 million 
Mariana Hill, Lee Strasberg
3 Dog Day Afternoon  $1.8 million $50 million Al Pacino, John Cazal
4 All the President’s Men $1.5 million $70.6 millionHal Holbrook, Jason Robards
5 Unfaithful $50 million $119 million Richard Gere, Diane Lane

The actor has few projects lined up ahead, so his fortune will rise in the coming days.

The Godfather Part II

Francis Ford Coppola produced the American film The Godfather Part II and in that movie, Chianese has just been sensational. The movie had some legendary actors including Al Pacino and Robert Duvall.

The film is based on the 1969 novel The Godfather.

The Village

Recently, Dominic played in the American TV series The Village created by Mike Daniels. In the series, Domini plays the primary role of  Enzo alongside Warren ChristieDaren KagasoffJerod Haynes, etc.

The series premiered on March 19, 2019, on NBC. After the one season on May 2019, the series was canceled.

Appearance in The Sopranos

The Sopranos is a crime drama series produced by David Case. The series is based on the story of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) who faces problems and balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization.

YouTube: The Sopranos featuring Dominic Chianese

This TV series was one of the most excellent series of all time. It won several awards including Peabody Awards, 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. The Sopranos also ranked first in the Rolling Stone list of 100 big TV shows.

The series stars an ensemble cast including James GandolfiniLorraine BraccoEdie Falco, Tony Sirico, and others.

During Early Days

Born on February 24, 1931, Dominic Chianese is the son of Gaetano Chianese (father) and Angelina Chianese (mother). His father was a bricklayer/mason. Chianese’s grandfather emigrated from Naples to the United States in 1904 and settled in the Bronx.

After graduating from high school, Chianese worked in his father’s construction jobs. Later in 1961, Dominic graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in Speech and Theater Studies.

Quick Fact: Dominic Chianese

  • First, he began his musical comedy and also performed ballads and Italian Folk songs.
  • The actor taught guitar for those women who were serving through drug in a rehabilitation center.
  • His high school classmate is Edgar Lawrence Doctorow.

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