Cara Buono

Name: Cara Buono ( Cara Buono )
Born: March 01, 1974
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: New York, USA
Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches
Occupation: actress, writer
Relationship Status: married
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    Cara Buono: biography

    Cara Buono is a talented and many-sided person. She began her career at the age of eleven and tried herself as an actress, director, screenwriter, and producer; her filmography consists of dozens of projects. The audience remembers the artist for the drama series Stranger Things and Mad Men.

    Childhood and youth

    The would-be actress was born on March 1, 1974, in The Bronx, New York. The girl grew up in an ordinary family of workers and had two brothers and a sister.

    The actress Cara Buono

    Little Cara was sure she wanted to devote her life to acting and successfully auditioned for a Broadway play without her parents’ assistance at the age of eleven. Buono learned how to combine theater and television work. Besides, the talented artist graduated from the prestigious Columbia University; it took her three years to get two degrees in Politics and English.


    1992 brought a secondary role in the independent movie Waterland; Buono collaborated with many celebrities: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, and John Hurt. In 1994, the actress appeared in the comedy western The Cowboy Way starring Kiefer Sutherland and Woody Harrelson.

    Cara Buono and Dylan McDermott in The Cowboy Way
    Cara Buono and Dylan McDermott in The Cowboy Way

    1995 was marked with Noah Baumbach’s comedy melodrama Kicking and Screaming about student friends’ personal lives. Two years later, Cara debuted as a screenwriter and director, creating the short movie Baggage; she gave the lead parts to the rising stars Minnie Driver and Liev Schreiber.

    For the next ten years, the artist did not appear on the big screen often. She participated in the sci-fi melodrama Happy Accidents, the superhero action Hulk by Ang Lee, and the remake of the Swedish horror Let Me In.

    Cara Buono in The Dead Zone
    Cara Buono in The Dead Zone

    Cara has worked on many TV projects. In the 1990s, she had secondary parts mostly: Family Law, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2004, the actress joined the cast of the medical drama Third Watch, but it was closed the next year.

    The woman did not get upset and accepted the invitation to the iconic crime series The Sopranos; she played Kelli Moltisanti, the wife of one of the main characters. The audience could see her in seven episodes.

    Cara Buono in Mad Men
    Cara Buono in Mad Men

    In 2007, Buono participated in six episodes of the Canadian sci-fi series The Dead Zone. She personified the main character’s lover, Dr. Faye Miller, in Mad Men; ten episodes brought her the nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

    The next few years, Cara had several guest roles in popular series, such as Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, and Castle. In 2004, she began to play in Person of Interest and contributed to eight episodes.

    Cara Buono in Stranger Things
    Cara Buono in Stranger Things

    Since 2016, the artist has played in the fantastic youth series Stranger Things; she personified one of the central characters, Mike’s mother. The project gave the woman the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    Personal life

    Cara Buono is happily married to Peter Thum, the founder of Ethos Water. The couple has a daughter; the family lives in Greenwich Village, New York.

    Cara Buono with her husband, Peter Thum

    The star is an active Instagram user and frequently shares various pictures, from selfies without makeup and personal moments with her husband and daughter to gorgeous photos from red carpets.

    Cara is slim and attractive; her height is 5.41 feet (165 cm.), and her weight is 119 lbs. (54 kg.). However, she prefers not to publish pictures in a swimsuit, so fans have some room for imagination.

    Present days

    In 2019, the artist continues to work on the fantastic series Stranger Things about the mysterious events happening in a small American town in the mid-1980s.

    Cara Buono in 2019

    Cara Buono’s net worth is about $4 million in 2019.


    • 1992 – Gladiator
    • 1992 – Waterland
    • 2000 – Happy Accidents
    • 2003 – Hulk
    • 2006 - Artie Lange’s Beer League
    • 2006-2007 - The Sopranos
    • 2010 - Let Me In
    • 2014 – A Good Marriage
    • 2015 – Paper Towns
    • 2016-present – Stranger Things
    • 2017 – All Saints

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