Michael Imperioli

1. Michael Imperioli (Charley "Chick" Benetto)
Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael Imperioli has established a successful career in both television and film. His role as Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's acclaimed series The Sopranos earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award and a Golden Globe® nomination.

On the big screen, Michael was the voice of Frankie in the DreamWorks Academy Award®-nominated film Shark Tale. Currently, he's filming The Lovely Bones, an upcoming movie based on Alice Sebold's best-selling book.

Acting isn't Michael's only talent. Over the years, he's written five episodes of The Sopranos and penned the screen adaptation of Mario Puzo's Omerta for Miramax. In the '90s, he wrote and executive-produced Spike Lee's Summer of Sam.

Other films include, Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X and Dead Presidents.
Ellen Burstyn

2. Ellen Burstyn (Posey Benetto)
Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn's illustrious career encompasses film, stage and television. In 1975, Ellen became the third woman in history to win both the Tony Award® and the Academy Award in the same year. She was honored for her work in Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year on Broadway and for her role in Martin Scorsese's film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Over the past 30 years, Ellen has received five other Oscar nominations for her work in The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist, Same Time, Next Year, Resurrection and Requiem for a Dream.

Ellen's also known for her work on the small screen. She's received multiple Emmy nominations for her television roles. In 2004, she co-starred in the television film version of Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Scott Cohen

3. Scott Cohen (Len Benetto)
Scott Cohen is increasingly recognizable from his many character portrayals in television, theater and film. He may be best known as Max Medina, actress Lauren Graham's love interest on the television series Gilmore Girls and for his role in the hit film Kissing Jessica Stein.

Scott's other films include Chloe, Confess, The Circle and Brother's Shadow. His stage credits include a starring role in the Broadway comedy Losing Louie, as well as roles in Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine.
Samantha Mathis

4. Samantha Mathis (Young Posey Benetto)
Samantha Mathis burst onto the film scene in 1990 in Pump Up the Volume. She followed up her first movie role with parts in The Thing Called Love, Little Women, American Psycho and How to Make an American Quilt

This New York native also has many television credits, including a role in the highly acclaimed miniseries Nightmare's and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, Salem's Lot and The Mists of Avalon.

In 2002, Samantha made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck.
Vadim Imperioli

5. Vadim Imperioli (Young Chick Benetto)
Michael Imperioli's son, Vadim, makes his big screen debut in Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day.

Born in January 1998, Vadim plays a younger version of his father's character in this film. Before embarking on a film career, he appeared in a play.

Vadim lives in New York City with his father, mother and two siblings.
Mitch Albom

6. Mitch Albom (Writer)
Mitch Albom, author of For One More Day, has written nine books, including the international best-sellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie.

Tuesdays with Morrie chronicles the time Mitch spent with his beloved college professor, Morrie Schwartz, during the final months of Morrie's life. Since hitting bookstores in 1997, it's gone on to become the most successful memoir ever published.

In 1999, Oprah produced the film version of Tuesdays with Morrie, which stars Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The film garnered four Emmy Awards, including best television film, director, actor and supporting actor.

An award-winning journalist and radio host, Mitch also wrote the screenplay for the film version of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and is an established playwright.


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