As he explained to the , he almost didn't graduate: “I didn’t have the credits, because I failed math every year, so I had to go to summer school."Determined to become an actor, Cannavale lived with his grandmother in New Jersey while he tried to get his first big break.
He worked as a bouncer at a number of New York nightclubs, including Club U. A., Café Society and Tunnel while performing in plays.
The 37-year-old actress, who graced the red carpet with partner Bobby Cannavale, opted for a black pantsuit for the event.
The son of a Cuban mother and an Italian father, Cannavale moved around a bit after they split.
He spent most of high school in Florida with his mother but ended up finishing his studies in New Jersey after being expelled.
Cannavale first attracted some notice for his early television work on such shows as Born on May 3, 1970, in Union City, New Jersey, actor Bobby Cannavale discovered his passion for theater at an early age.
He appeared in school productions growing up and used to go to New York City to plays when he was a teenager.