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Mario Cantone in "Sex and the City"
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Mario Cantone reprises his role as Anthony Marentino in "Sex and the City 2," the sequel to the smash box-office summer 2008 hit.

New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone, gained critical-acclaim with the Tony-nominated "Laugh Whore" from its sold out run at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Networks special. The previous theater season saw Cantone starring in the Tony-winning "Assassins" by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Both hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner, Joe Mantello.

An accomplished stage actor, Cantone has appeared on Broadway in the role of Buzz in Terrence McNally's award-winning dramatic comedy "Love! Valor! Compassion!" and Stephano in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Public Theater. Off Broadway, Cantone was the original Terry in "The Crumple Zone," Benny in "June Moon," and Grumio in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Taming of the Shrew."

On television, Cantone went syndicated as Charlotte's wedding-planner-with-attitude when "Sex and the City" was launched on TBS, after six highly successful seasons on HBO. Audiences can also catch his frequent stints on "The View" and he had a recurring role on "Men in Trees" for its three seasons. On Comedy Central, Cantone's performances have been featured on "The USO Comedy Tour," "Chappelle's Show," and "Premium Blend," as well as his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Mario Cantone."

Cantone has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy at a wide range of venues including Carnegie Hall, where he warmed up for jazz great Shirley Bassey, to performances at Resorts Atlantic City and Caroline's on Broadway. Peter Marks of The New York Times wrote of his work, "In the realm of outrageously joyful stand-up, there is the shrieking, windup-toy sensibility of Mario Cantone, a comedian of extravagant tantrums and extravagant gifts...he is a proponent of the comedy of outrage." Over the years his routines have included musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen, and Liza Minnelli.

Mario Cantone has not only found success on stage and on television, but on the big screen as well. In addition to the feature film "Sex and the City," Cantone recently appeared in the hilarious film "The Aristocrats." He also provided the voice of Mikey Abramowitz in last summer's animated hit, "Surf's Up," and can be seen as "The Director" in National Lampoon's "Dirty Movie."



MARIO CANTONE: FACTS

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Age: 54 years old
Birthday: December 9, 1959
Birthplace: Boston, MA




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