Cara Buono

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Actress (1974)
Mon May 10 2021
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American actress, Cara Buono gained stardom for her role Grace Foster in the NBC crime drama television series, Third Watch. She is further known for her works in the AMC drama series Mad Men as Faye Miller and as Kelli Moltisanti in the HBO  TV series, The Sopranos.

Primetime Emmy Award nominee star Buono now stars as Karen Wheeler in the horror sci-fi series Stranger Things on Netflix since 2016. If you are curious to know the entire biography about the actress read the entire article.

Who is Cara Buono Married?

The 47 years old Cara Buono is a married woman. She has tied the knot with her long term boyfriend, Peter Thum for almost 11 years. He is a businessman and is the founder of Ethos Water.

Cara Buono and Her Husband Of 10 Years Peter Thum On Their Wedding Day
Caption: Cara Buono and Her Husband Of 10 Years Peter Thum On Their Wedding Day
Source: Instagram@carabuono

Buono and Thum walked down the wedding aisle on July 12 2008 in a private ceremony. Their nuptial was held in Italy in the presence of their family and friends. Recently, on July 12, 2020, she posted the throwback matrimony photo on her Instagram account on their special 10th wedding anniversary day. 

Waterland alum wrote: "Happy Anniversary to my love". And this was us last year on our 10th anniversary in Italy. Together, the couple is blessed with one daughter, Esme Thum, who celebrates her birthday on October 18. 

Cara Buono With Her Daughter, Esme Thum
Image: Cara Buono With Her Daughter, Esme Thum
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She keeps posting adorable pictures of the mother and daughter duo on her Instagram account. As of now the family of three resides in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

How Much Net Worth Cara Buono Does Have in 2021?

In early 2021, Cara Buono has a whopping net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has earned her worth from her successful acting career. Since 1989, she has been active in the entertainment industry.

To date, Buono has more than 68 credits under her name. Likewise, her annual salary is expected to range between $47801 and $70801, which is the estimated payroll of the actress in the United States. Her featured film Hulk has become the highest-grossing films of 2003 and it earned $245 million worldwide.

Cara Buono on A Good Marriage
Photo: Cara Buono on A Good Marriage
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Her other film works include Gladiator, The Cowboy Way, Artie Lange's Beer League, Let Me In, Paper Towns, and All Saints. Asides from her acting career, she has worked in television commercial-like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in 2009 and Massengill Douche. 

Also, she has promoted various brand through her Instagram post such as Liberty United, In-N-Out Burger, etc. 

Landed The Main Role in Stranger Things

A native of the Bronx, Cara has become the cast member of the science-fiction horror television series, Stranger Things. It's created by Duffer Brothers and stream on Netflix.

She plays the character of Karen Wheeler, the mother of teenagers Nancy, as Natalia Dyer, Mike as Finn Wolfhard and Holly. Likewise, her role helps to earn international fame and nominated for Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler on stranger things
Image: Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler on stranger things
Source: The New York Times

It stars an ensemble cast such as Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Charlie Heaton, Caleb McLaughlin, Shannon Purser, Maya Hawke, and others. Asides from the show, she has acted in many TV series like Third Watch, The Sopranos, The Death Zone, Mad Men, Brothers and Sisters, Person of Interest, Supergirl, etc. 

Bio, Education and Early Life

Cara Buono was born on March 1, 1974, and raised in Bronx, New York. Her parents are Anthony Buono (father) and Rosemary Buono (mother). She has three siblings, a sister and two brothers.

Buono enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City, New York. Later she graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor's degree in English and political science. Then, she made her acting debut at age 12 playing in Harvey Fierstein's Spookhouse.

 

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