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Tony Shalhoub Siblings: The Shalhoub Family’s Acting Legacy

Tony Shalhoub

Actor Tony Shalhoub PHOTO/USA Network

Tony Shalhoub is an accomplished American actor, born on October 9, 1953, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

His acting career began in high school when he was introduced to theater by an older sister.

Tony pursued higher education at the University of Southern Maine and Yale University’s School of Drama, focusing on stage work early in his career.

He performed with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in several theatrical productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Tony achieved success on Broadway, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Herb Gardner’s Conversations with My Father (1992).

Siblings

Tony has a total of nine siblings, including Sherry Shalhoub Matzdorf, William Shalhoub, Michael Thomas Shalhoub and Susan Shalhoub Larkin.

Others are Maxine Margaret Shalhoub, Jane Helen Shalhoub, Deborah Ann Shalhoub Landin, Daniel Shalhoub and Amy Jacqueline Shalhoub Gialdini.

Tony does not have a twin brother, but his brother Daniel Shalhoub, born just one year before him, shares a striking resemblance with him.

Parents

Tony’s parents were Joseph Shalhoub and Helen Seroogy.

Joseph, who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as a child, worked as a meat peddler after arriving in America.

Helen, a Lebanese American, came from a family that operated a candy store.

Joseph met Helen when he was taken in to be raised by her family at a young age.

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A younger Tony Shalhoub with his siblings PHOTO/Wikipedia

Career

Tony began to consider acting as a career while attending drama school at Yale University.

He gained prominence for his role as the title character in the television series Monk, for which he won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Tony’s performance in Monk is characterized by his ability to play men who are futilely clinging to any semblance of control, a trait that is also present in his portrayal of Abe Weissman in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

In addition to his work in television, he has had a successful film career, appearing in cult favorites like Big Night and Galaxy Quest.

Tony has also demonstrated his versatility as a stage actor, earning a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway adaptation of The Band’s Visit.

His career has been marked by his ability to play a wide range of ethnicities, a skill that has been both praised and criticized.

In response to criticism surrounding his casting as a Jewish character in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tony has defended his ability to convincingly portray diverse characters.

Personal life

Tony is married to Brooke Adams.

The couple met in 1989 while performing on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles and got married in 1992.

The couple has no biological children but adopted two daughters, Josie Lynn and Sophie.

Josie was born in 1989 and was adopted by Adams before she married Shalhoub.

In 1994, the couple adopted Sophie, who was born in 1993.

Josie Lynn Shalhoub, Tony’s eldest daughter, is a writer and has taken a more creative career path compared to her father.

She is a short story and food writer, appearing in McSweeney’s, Audible and Bon Appétit. Josie professionally goes by her mother’s maiden name, Adams.

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