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Sons of Italy Foundation® presents

The 35th annual

National Education & Leadership Awards


Celebrate the Region of Sicily with us

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Washington, DC

Thursday, May 23, 2024 6pm Reception, 7pm Dinner & Awards

Joe Mantegna

Tony and Emmy award-winning actor, producer, writer, and director

Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as Richard Roma in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.  Some of Joe’s film and television highlights are House of Games, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Godfather III, his Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated role of Dean Martin in The Ratpack, his Emmy nominated role of Pipi Delana in “The Last Don.” For two seasons Joe stared with Mary Steenburgen in the critically acclaimed CBS drama Joan of Arcadia, winner of the 2004 People Choice Award for best new drama as well as picking up three Emmy nominations. In 2008 Joe reprised his Emmy nominated role of Lou Manahan opposite Debra Messing in USA Network series The Starter Wife. Joe has also lent his voice to the Disney/Pixar film, CARS2 and continues his 31-year run as Fat Tony on The Simpsons.

Joe contributes much of his free time to several philanthropic endeavors including The U.S. Army Museum, which opened in 2021, and the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity that focuses on the needs of our most severely wounded veterans. He’s also hosted the National Memorial Day Concert live from Washington DC since 2006. His other passions include various autism related organizations including ETTA, New Horizons, the Miracle Project, Ed Asner Family Center, The Help Group, and Easter Seals Chicago.

In April of 2011 Joe received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and craft of acting.

Joe returned as FBI Special Agent David Rossi for a 2021 reboot of the Hit CBS Drama Criminal Minds, now streaming on Paramount Plus.

Joe resides in Los Angeles with his wife of over 45 years Arlene, and their two daughters Mia and Gia.

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