Tony Shalhoub, born on October 9, 1953, celebrated his first major successes in Hollywood as early as the 1990s. He spent six years as an Italian taxi driver in the television series "Wings". Several small roles followed in various productions before he got his first leading role in 13 Spirits in 2001. But Tony Shalhoub's big breakthrough came only a year later.

Tony Shalhoub alias "Adrian Monk"

Tony Shalhoub: His time on Monk

In the 2002 crime series Monk, Tony Shalhoub played the role of the neurotic private detective "Adrian Monk". But Tony was not only to be seen in the leading role, but he was also one of the producers for Monk. Then, after seven years, the series was eventually discontinued.

Tony Shalhoub was nominated for an Emmy Award for Monk eight times in a row and won the category 'Best Actor in a Comedy Series'. He also received a Golden Globe for his performance in 2003.

Tony Shalhoub alias "Monk"

Tony Shalhoub is still working as an actor

After the end of the series, Tony appeared in the films Too Big Fail, Hemmingway & Gellhorn, and Pain & Gain. In 2016 Shalhoub also landed a leading role in the series BrainDead. In the Alien series, he portrays a Republican senator. 

Actor Tony Shalhoub

A younger audience is likely to know Tony Shalhoub from the Cars films. In the animated films about cars, Tony dubs "Luigi", an Italian tire salesman. Most recently, Tony appeared in the wildly successful Amazon original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and won an Emmy Award in 2019 for his role as "Abe Weissman".

Tony Shalhoub has been married to his acting co-star Brooke Adams since 1992. They have adopted two children.

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