Liliana Gandolfini: Daughter of ‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini, Acquiring a $14 Million Legacy in Infancy




If you’re a fan of the HBO hit show, The Sopranos, James Gandolfini needs no introduction from us. You might not know of his daughter, Liliana Gandolfini, though. Here’s the rundown:

Liliana is one of the late actor’s two children and is now 11 years old. Following Gandolfini’s death, her mother has strived to keep her away from media attention.

Read on to find out more about the iconic actor’s daughter’s childhood, career, personal life, net worth, and social media presence.

Who Is Liliana Gandolfini?

Liliana Gandolfini

Liliana Gandolfini is the daughter of Sopranos star, James Gandolfini. Unsurprisingly, being the daughter of a world-renowned actor brought about plenty of media attention.

Here are the basic facts you should know about Liliana Gandolfini:

Full Name Liliana Ruth Gandolfini
Date of Birth October 10th, 2012
Zodiac Sign Libra
Age 11 Years Old
Place of Birth United States
Current Residence Place United States
Nationality United States
Ethnic Background Mixed
Religion Christianity
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Parents James Gandolfini and Deborah Lin
No. of Siblings One,  Michael Gandolfini
Profession Student
Net Worth $14 million, 20% net worth at time of death

Liliana Gandolfini’s Childhood and Early Life


Liliana Gandolfini was born in Los Angeles on October 10th, 2012, making her an enchanting Libra girl. Her father and mother are James Gandolfini and Deborah Lin.

As the couple’s only child together, she was the apple of their eye and had a childhood full of love and adoration.

Liliana did grow up with her step-brother, Michael, too – who James had with his first wife, Marcy Wudarski in 1999. 

Liliana Gandolfini’s Career

As you’d expect, 12-year-old Liliana doesn’t have a career yet. She’s currently still in middle school getting her education.

Time will tell if she decides to follow in her departed father’s footsteps and pursue an acting career. We’ll be waiting!

Liliana Gandolfini’s Personal Life

James Gandolfini and Deborah Lin were never in favor of having their young daughter in the public eye. And avoiding unwanted attention was difficult when they were living in New York.

This is why Deborah decided to take her daughter and leave the Big Apple. Where they live now is a mystery, but we’re sure that she chose a much quieter place to raise her daughter.

Liliana Gandolfini’s Parents

Since her parents are celebrities, Liliana is a person of interest to the public. This is especially because of her father, James.

Here’s a brief profile of Liliana’s mom and dad:

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

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When James Gandolfini’s death was announced in 2013, it sent shockwaves around the world. 

Many were in disbelief that we had lost such a great man at such a young age. He sadly died of a heart attack – and we don’t know exactly what caused it.

During his life, Gandolfini was an acting superstar. He appeared in multiple blockbuster movies, but the silver screen is where he left an indelible mark.

His portrayal of the iconic character, Tony Soprano, in the award-winning series, The Sopranos, was a masterpiece. Throughout the show’s six seasons, Gandolfini won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work.

As for his personal life, James Gandolfini split his time between New York and his home country, Italy.

He got married for the first time in 1999 to Marcy Wudarski. This marriage lasted for three years and resulted in Michael, Gandolfini’s only son. Six years after his divorce, James remarried, this time to Deborah Lin, who remained his wife until he died. 

Deborah Lin

Deborah Lin

Deborah Lin met James Gandolfini in 2006.

They were both in Los Angeles for work, with James filming a movie and Deborah pursuing her modeling career.

They took a liking to each other right away and started dating. Not long after, their relationship blossomed and they announced their engagement.

Their decision to get married came two years after they first met. In August 2008, they held a beautiful wedding in Deborah’s hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii.

It wasn’t your typical high-profile celebrity wedding either! Instead, James and Deborah decided to keep it simple. They only invited their close friends and family to witness them exchanging vows.

After four years of marriage, they had little Liliana.

Liliana Gandolfini’s Net Worth

Net Worth

Michael, Gandolfini’s only son

We estimate Liliana Gandolfini’s net worth to be $14 million.

What is this estimate based on? The answer is James Gandolfini’s will.

The late actor’s will wasn’t straightforward—to say the least. It stated that 40% of his fortune would be split equally between his wife and daughter. Since his net worth was $70 million when he died, this means that Liliana got $14 million.

Most of the remaining 60% was distributed between James’ sisters.

You’re probably asking: what about his son, Michael?

James didn’t directly leave money for Michael. Instead, Michael got $7 million through James’ life insurance policy. He and his sister also inherited half of their father’s real estate in Manhattan and Italy.

If all that isn’t complicated enough for you, James also left $1 million for each of his nieces and a hundred grand or two for six of his close friends. 

Liliana Gandolfini’s Social Media Presence

Staying true to the sentiment of staying away from media attention, Deborah Lin isn’t active on social media. Unsurprisingly, she doesn’t allow her daughter to have accounts on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter either.

Michael is the only member of the Gandolfini clan you’ll find on Instagram. James Gandolfini’s only son has just under 170,000 followers.


James Gandolfini’s performance on The Sopranos has forever cemented his status as an icon. Following his death, his legacy is in the hands of his children: Michael and Liliana Gandolfini.

Liliana is now 11 years old and lives with her mother away from the public eye. The young lady’s future is already secured thanks to the $14 million she’s inherited from her dad.

We still expect big things from Liliana when she’s all grown up!

Claire S. Allen
Claire S. Allen
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