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Joe Pantoliano’s Children Were Not Like His Onscreen Characters

Joe Pantoliano’s Children Were Not Like His Onscreen Characters

Joe Pantoliano is a Hollywood veteran with more than 150 acting credits under his belt. And he played unscrupulous characters like pimps and hustlers in several of his acting roles.

His portrayal of Ralph Cifaretto on HBO’s The Sopranos was one of his most memorable roles. Despite the fact that this appears to be his distinctive persona, his family has told media outlets that the actor in real life is nothing like the personas he plays in his films.

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In Real Life, Joe Is a Softie

While the actor and his family diligently absorbed his content, some of the things he performed for the camera appalled them.

Joe’s stepdaughter, Melody, was reportedly repulsed by his role in the HBO popular series after he was recorded beating his pregnant stripper girlfriend to death while under the influence of drugs, according to People.

His family was well aware that he was nothing like his characters, according to the source. Nancy Sheppard, his wife, has confessed that she had conflicting views about his position at the time.

She stated that, in contrast to his roles, the actor was a “softie” when it came to his children, Melody, Daniella, Isabella, and Marco, his son from his first marriage. He was often making jokes with them, she continued.

Nonetheless, the actor admitted that one of his family members, his daughter Melody, had to bear the brunt of his on-screen persona.

These interactions, however, were captured almost two decades ago. The Pantolianos of the next generation have moved on to pursue various interests.

Pantoliano, Daniella

Daniella is Joe and Nancy’s oldest daughter. She chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and now works as a filmmaker in Hollywood. She is also a yoga instructor and a wanderer, according to her Instagram bio.

Sheppard-Pantoliano, Isabella

Next in line is Isabella, who chose to ignore her father’s Hollywood connections and pursue a career as a hairstylist instead. She works as a stylist at Paris Salon in Ridgefield, Connecticut, according to her Instagram.

Apart from that, her Instagram serves as a portfolio because it is brimming with her incredible hair work.

Pantoliano, Marco

Marco, Joe’s eldest son, also pursued a career in Hollywood, although a minor one. Marco has three minor acting roles, a camera and electrical department credit, and one soundtrack credit on his IMDb page.

His most recent credit is from 2011, indicating that he made the decision to change occupations. However, there are few indications about his more recent whereabouts.

Pantoliano, Melody

Melody, like her stepbrother, tried her hand at acting in Hollywood, but she only has a few credits to her name. Her final and only acting appearance was as a waitress in a 2004 film. Her most recent appearances, like those of her stepbrother, have not been publicized.