John Michael Turturro an American director, writer, and actor was born on 28th February, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. He is famous for his presentations in Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has emerged in above 60 films. He is popular for aptitude to modify his physique and demeanor.
John Turturro was the son of Nicholas Turturro, a construction worker and a carpenter and Katherine, a part-time jazz vocalist who worked in Navy yard for the period of World War II. At the age of six, he shifted to Rosedale section of Queens, New York with his family. He majored in a drama at State University of New York at New Paltz, and ended his MFA at the Yale School of Drama. First he emerged on movie working as a spare in Martin Scorsese's significantly acclaimed Raging Bull (1980).
John Turturro formed the title part of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at a Playwrights Conference at Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 1983. He did it again at the next year off-Broadway and he achieved an Obie Award. And Spike Lee liked John presentation in Five Corners very much that he decided to cast him in Do the Right Thing. And the film was the earliest of venerable partnership between the famed manager and John Turturro, which comprises Mo' Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), Clockers (1995), Girl 6 (1996), He Got Game (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), She Hate Me (2004) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).
A multitalented artist comfy with both drama and comedy, he had a comprehensive collaboration with Coen Brothers, emerging in their movies Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He has emerged in lots of Adam Sandler's films, such as Mr. Deeds (2002) and You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008). He played the role of sternly worried patient of Jack Nicholson's in a humor Anger Management and also played Johnny Depp's adversary in Secret Window. He is an infrequent guest star on the Monk as Adrian's unusual brother, Ambrose Monk. Prior to become a family name, he made a cameo in Woody Allen movie Hannah and Her Sisters.
He achieved an Emmy award for his depiction of Adrian Monk's brother Ambrose Monk in USA Network series Monk. He has been selected and achieved several awards from various film associations such as Golden Globes, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild, and others.
He directed and produced, with acted in, the movie Illuminate (1999), which starred his wife Katherine Borowitz. He directed and wrote the movie Romance and Cigarettes (2005). Recently he emerged in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd as a right hand man of C.I.A. man Edward Wilson (Matt Damon), and also as an eccentric Sector 7 mediator Simmons in Michael Bay's Transformers.He reprises the character in the series Revenge of the Fallen.
John Turturro is a Roman Catholic and his wife, an artist Katherine Borowitz, is a Jewish. They have 2 kids Diego and Amedeo Turturro. Actress Aida Turturro is John Turturro cousin. His brothers are artiste Nicholas Turturro, and also middle school art teacher Ralph Turturro.