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Facts About Max Casella - American Actor From "Doogie Howser" and "The Sopranos"

Published Sun Jan 26 2020 By DGM
Facts About Max Casella - American Actor From "Doogie Howser" and "The Sopranos"

Maximilian Deitch, known professionally as Max Casella, is a famous American actor best remembered for his work in television series like 'Doogie Howser', 'Boardwalk Empire', and 'The Sopranos'.

Casella was born on the 6th of June, 1967, in Washington, D.C. of the United States. Here are some facts about him:

How Much is He Worth?

Actor Casella holds an estimated net worth of $2 million which he accumulated from his profession as an actor working in television shows and movies.

Spouse: Leona Casella

Max Casella has been married to Leona Casella for about 18 years now. He tied the knot with his wife back in 7 February, 2002 after few years of dating. From almost two decades of marriage, the couple has welcomed two lovely daughters. The actor has been living a successful married life with his beautiful wife and kids.

Father of Two

The 'Late Night' star is a proud father of two cute daughters, namely Mia Casella and Gioai Casella. He named his daughters bn the name of a famous author Mia Gioai. He spends a lot of his free time playing and having fun with his daughters. As a matter of fact, his daughters love being around their dad whenever he's home. He and his wife has been raising their children providing all the basic needs and happiness in their life.

A picture of Max Casella with his wife and daughters.
Max Casella with his wife and daughters.

Parents & Siblings

Max was born to parents: father David Deitch and mother Doris Casella. His father was a newspaper columnist whereas his mom was a social worker. He also has a brother named Lorenzo Deitch from his parents.

Uses Mother's Maiden Name

The Washington native uses his mother's maiden name Casella as his surname. Though he was born Maximilian Deitch, he used his mom's maiden name instead of his father from the beginning of his acting career. It seems like he prefers his mamma's surname more than his dad's which is why he is famous more as Max Casella and not Max Deitch.

Is Also A Singer

Besides acting, Max is also a very talented singer who has sang several songs when he was starting off his career from theaters. The famous songs which he has on his credit include 'Tip and Dash', 'Hakuna Matata', and 'King of Pride Rock / Circle of Life'. He sang these songs when was working in Broadway theaters. Here is a video of him performing the song 'Hakuna Matata' along with other artists.

Won World Theater Award in Broadway Debut 

Most of us may might not know this but Casella debuted in the world of theatrical performances by The Lion King when played the role of Timon. Not only his work was appreciated by viewers but it also won him the 'Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut'. His career as a Broadway actor had a great beginning as his debut work turned out to be a great hit.

Alma Mater

Max went to attend the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School located in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he completed his school level education. After that, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York in order to later pursue a career in acting.   

Has a Tattoo

Last November, Max Casella went to the Pigtown Tattoo Atelier in order to get a very cute tattoo on his upper right arm. He has inked his daughters' name on his right arm in a very creative way. He got the name of his daughters on his hand by Mister Kaves, a Brooklyn based tattoo artist. The tattoo is a pure symbolism of the eternal love that the actor has for his girls. 

A picture of Max Casella showing the tattoo of his daughters' name.
Max Casella has inked a tattoo of his daughters' name.
Image Source: Instagram@max.casella

Instagram Account

Max Casella is an active on Instagram where he uploads pictures and videos time to time. His account goes by the name @max.casella and has over 2,153 followers.

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