Joe Pantoliano is a Father of 6 Children – Meet Them

Joe Pantoliano has six children – Michelle Pantoliano, Isabella Pantoliano, Daniella Pantoliano, Marco Pantoliano, Bobby Pantoliano, and Melody Pantoliano. The Soprano star had five of his children from his two marriages and the other child from a relationship that preceded those marriages.

Joe Pantaliano’s career in Hollywood has lasted around five decades, and the more than 150 acting credits to his name are proof of how active he has been in the industry. He is also an author, and in one of his books, he documented the issues he had with his mother and the kind of upbringing he had. The actor has been a much better father to his six children, and despite taking on some acting roles that present him as being tough, he always reserves his softer side for his children. Here’s what we know about them.

How Joe Pantoliano Fathered His Six Children

Joe Pantoliano’s legacy in the American movie industry appears to be secured beyond his efforts as an actor in the industry. The actor is a father of six, and it would appear that some of his children have already followed in his footsteps career-wise. Five of the actor’s six children were a product of his two marriages.

Before they came along, the actor was in a relationship with an as-yet-unidentified woman, and that relationship eventually led to the birth of a daughter named Michelle Pantoliano in 1974 for the actor. In 1979, around five years after the birth of his first child, Joey Pants, as the actor is fondly called, exchanged marital vows with actress Morgan Kester.

The Bad Boys star was married to Kester for around six years, from 1979 to 1985, and in that time frame, they managed to become parents to one son, who they named Marco Pantoliano in 1981.

Almost a decade after his divorce from Kester, Joe found love again in the arms of former model Nancy Sheppard after they were introduced to each other by Samantha Phillips, a friend of the actor. They exchanged marital vows in 1994 and have remained married since then.

Their union is blessed with four children – Isabella, Daniella, Melody, and Bobby Pantoliano. Pantoliano’s children have come into their own in recent years and now have lives of their own. Read on to discover what their lives are like beyond the fact that they are the progeny of one of the most respected and decorated actors in Hollywood.

Michelle Pantoliano is Joe Pantoliano’s Oldest Child

  • Date of Birth: May 29, 1974
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Occupation: American TV host, Real Estate Consultant

Michelle Pantoliano was born on May 29, 1974, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States of America. She is currently 49 years old and is Joe Pantoliano’s oldest child. There is not much information available about her mother, but whatever transpired between her parents happened long before her father eventually got married for the first time.

Michelle spent her formative years in Queens, but the details of her early formal educational background have yet to become public knowledge. Nonetheless, she bagged a Broadcast & Communication degree after spending a few years at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Given that her parents were never married, it is quite challenging to ascertain the nature of the relationship between Michelle and her father. Beyond the fact that he is her biological father, no aspect of their father-daughter relationship has been exposed to the media and the public.

Michelle Pantoliano is a TV Host and Real Estate Consultant

Not long after graduating from the university, Michelle’s broadcast career kicked off after she landed a job as a radio show host in Pomona, New York. Her career in that field continued to progress with a job as a page at NBC-TV in New York City. While she was there, she got to work with CNBC’s Ron Insana.

Michelle also worked as a reporter for a cable TV program located in the New Jersey-New York area. In January 2002, she started working with Naked News, where she held the position of host of the Entertainment segment and also appeared once a week as host of the Locker Talk segment.

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Michelle Pantoliano’s real estate career stems from the fact that she runs a real estate business with her husband in Florida. Speaking of husbands, not much is known about the man Michelle is married to, including his name.

She keeps details of her personal life private, which means that we have no way of determining when she got married, how long she has been married, and whether the union has been blessed with any children.

Marco Pantoliano is the Only Child of Joe Pantoliano From His First Marriage

  • Date of Birth: 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Mother: Morgan Kester
  • Occupation: Actor

Marco Pantoliano was born in 1981 and is currently 43 years old. So far, we have been able to uncover the exact date and month of his birth, a piece of information that he has yet to make available to the media or the general public.

Marco is the only child from Joe Pantoliano’s first marriage to actress Morgan Kester. His parents were married to each other for roughly six years from 1979 before ultimately going their separate ways in 1985. Marco was only three years old when this happened and was largely raised by his mother, even though details of his early life have yet to be revealed.

Despite his parents’ split, Marco managed to maintain the father-son relationship with his father, Joe, and that bond has stood the test of time.

Marco Pantoliano is Also in the Entertainment Business

Living up to the kind of legacy that Joe Pantoliano has left in Hollywood can be a big ask, and the truth is that while Marco has found his way into Hollywood, his impact in the industry has come nowhere close to the kind of impact his father made.

However, he has done his bit as an actor, albeit with only around three credits to his name, as stated on his IMDb page. His first acting credit came in 2003 when he appeared as Basketball Player in the movie Justice. The same year he also landed a minor role as Prison Guard in one episode of The Handler, a TV series that ran from 2003 to 2004.

Marco’s last acting credit to date came in 2011 when he was handed the role of Masked Thug 2 in the movie Agent 6. Marco has also seen a little behind-the-scenes action which includes serving as a camera operator in the crew of the movie No Kidding! Me 2! in 2009.

Despite his relatively public profile, Marco Pantoliano has generally kept details of his personal life private and away from the glimpses of the public and the media, a situation that makes it all but impossible to determine whether he is married or not.

Daniella Pantoliano is Joe’s Oldest Daughter/Child From His Second Marriage

  • Date of birth: 1992
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Mother: Nancy Sheppard
  • Occupation: Actress

Daniella Pantoliano was born in 1992, around two years before her parents, Joe Pantiliani and Nancy Sheppard, eventually exchanged marital vows on February 18, 1994. Daniella is currently around 32 years old, even though we have yet to figure out the exact day and month in which she celebrates her birthday.

In general, the beautiful actress is Joe Pantoliano’s third child, but she is the actor’s oldest progeny from his relationship with Daniella’s mother. Daniella has always had a very good relationship with her father especially given that they have worked together on mental health projects together and even discussed the impact on people via their podcast No Kidding! Me Too!

Details of her formal educational background remain a mystery, but she does come across as someone who is sufficiently educated.

Daniella Pantoliano is Also Active in Show Business

Most of Joe’s children are living proof that the apple does indeed not fall far from the tree because they seem to be steadily following him into the movie business, and Daniella is just another one of the actor’s children in Hollywood.

However, beyond being just another Pantoliano in Hollywood, Daniella is doing her best to stand on her own two feet in an industry as demanding as the movie industry, particularly the American music industry.

Daniella has seen and done it all in Hollywood, whether as an actress, director, producer, cinematographer, writer, or additional crew. She is known for her work on movies like Unjust (2020) and Tigris Project (2021).

Daniella Pantoliano is happily married, and she appears to be quite satisfied in a marital union that has already produced three children, including two sons. However, despite plastering their pictures all over her social media platforms, including Instagram, she appears to have found a way to restrict the level of information available on members of her family, including the name of her husband and those of the children they have together.

Isabella Pantoliano is Joe’s Fourth Child

  • Date of Birth: August 27, 1998
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Mother: Nancy Sheppard
  • Occupation: Actress, Hair Stylist

Isabella Pantoliano was born on August 27, 1998, and so is 25 years old. She is Joe Pantoliano’s second child from his second marriage but the actor’s fourth child in total.

Isabella was born just over four years after her parents became man and wife in 1994. She has a close relationship with every member of her family, including her father, although the finer details of how close she is to him have remained private.

Isabella seems sufficiently educated, although she has yet to reveal her academic qualifications to the media and the public. Like most of her siblings, Isabella tried her hand at acting and ended up appearing in the 2008 movie, The Bronx Balletomane as Melanie.

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That was her first and so far, only movie credit to date. Her Instagram profile indicates that she has focused her attention on being a hairstylist, and the pictures on her IG page indicate that she is quite good at what she does.

Isabella is most likely not in a romantic relationship at the moment, but even if she were, there are no details of the relationship anywhere, not even on her social media pages. She does seem to enjoy the company of her older sister Daniella’s kids and also seems to be a dog lover, as also indicated on her IG page.

Bobby Pantoliano is Joe’s Only Son From His Second Marriage

  • Date of Birth: Late 1990s to Early 2000s
  • Age: Early to Mid-20s
  • Mother: Nancy Sheppard
  • Occupation: Actor

Bobby Pantoliano’s exact date of birth is unknown. However, given the fact that he is Joe’s fifth child, the third from his second marriage, the logical thought would be to assume that he was born sometime between the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

This assumption, nonetheless, remains unverified, but on the off chance that there is any merit to it, it would put Bobby somewhere between the early to mid-20s age-wise.

The reality remains that Bobby’s identity is largely linked to the fact that he is Joe Pantoliano’s only son from his present marriage. There is also not much detail about his existence online or on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

While several sources confirm his status as an actor, it is important to reaffirm the position of his IMDb page, which expressly indicates that he has just one movie credit to his name. The credit in question came as a result of his role as Sally in the 2002 movie, This Thing of Ours.

Since then, he has largely conducted his personal and professional affairs away from the spotlight.

Melody Pantoliano is Joe Pantoliano’s Youngest Child

  • Date of Birth: 2000s
  • Age: Between 24 and 14 years old
  • Mother: Nancy Sheppard
  • Occupation: Actress

Like her immediate older sibling Bobby, we have yet to ascertain exactly when Melody Pantoliano, Joe Pantoliano’s youngest child, was born. The general speculation is that she was born in the 2000s and that she might be in her 20s. However, not one word of those speculations has been verified.

Melody comes from a family that holds fast to the tenets of family values, and that has helped her enjoy a good relationship with her father and other members of her family.

She is widely regarded as an actress, but that title primarily comes from the 2004 movie Second Best where she reportedly appeared as a waitress.

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