Cara Buono

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Cara Buono’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Cara Buono

Eye Color

Light Brown

Place Of Birth

The Bronx, USA


48 years old

Birth Date

March 01, 1974

Star Sign


Cara Buono Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Columbia University

Net Worth

$10 million

Current Partner

Peter Thum




Rosemary Buono, Anthony Buono


1.7m (5'4"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Tiger

About Cara Buono

Cara Buono is an American actress, screenwriter and director born in Bronx, New York, United States.

Cara Buono was born on the March 1, 1974. At the age of 12, she made her acting debut as a backup performer in 'Spook House', a play created by Harvey Fierstein in 1984.

Cara Buono also appeared in 'The Rose Tattoo' in 1995. Similarly, in 1989, she played a role in the 'Tenth Man' by Paddy Chayefsky.

She counseled crime victims at Roosevelt Hospital in New York after being nominated for 'Abby My Love'. She basically started her film career alongside Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in 'Waterland', a film released in 1992.

She has starred in many Indie films such as 'Happy Accidents' and 'Chutney Popcorn's'. She also starred in and co-produced 'Two Ninas' in 1999. She played the role of Linda Salvo in 'Beer League'. She also played the role of Laura Julia Davis in 'The Mysteries Of The Taken Boy'.

Additionally, the actress starred in NBC drama series 'Third Watch' where she played the role of Grace Foster. She played the role of Kelli in 'The Sopranos'. She is popularly known for playing the role of Dr. Faye Miller in 'Mad Men'. She is popular for starring in Ang Lee's 'Hulk 2003, an adaptation of the Marvel comic 'Hulk'.

Other movies she has starred in are 'Killer: A journal Of Murder', 'Man Of The Century', 'The Dead Zone', 'Attention Shoppers' and 'Let Me In'.

Cara Buono Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cara Buono net worth?

Cara has an immensely successful career who has featured in many movies. Her net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.

How much does Cara Buono earn per year?

Her earnings per year are currently unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cara Buono?

She is 5 ft 4 in (165 cm) in height.

How old is Cara Buono?

Cara Buono is 48 years old, as of 2022. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Childhood And Education

For her high school education, she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia high school. After she graduated from LaGuardia high school, she attended Columbia University where she studied English and Political science. She finished her political science and English degrees in just three years.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Cara Buono's parents?

Cara Buono's parents are Rosemary Buono and Antony Buono.

Does Cara Buono have any siblings?

She has three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Although, their names are unknown.

Who is Cara Buono’s partner?

She is married to a popular businessman, Peter Thum. He founded the business Ethos Water. Ethos Water is a brand commuted to producing bottled water. He also owns several other companies.

Cara Buono and her husband are blessed with a daughter. She posts beautiful pictures of herself and her daughter on Instagram frequently.

The beautiful family lives in Greenwich Village, New York, as of 2022. They tied the knot in 2008.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

She is best known for playing the lead role on AMC's 'Mad Men'. She played the role of Faye Miller. She is also popularly known for her character in the TV series 'Stranger Things' where she plays the role of Karen Wheeler. She has many credits to her name. She wrote and directed the film 'Baggage'. She is also known for playing the role of Grace Foster on 'Third Watch'. She has starred in many films.

The 'Stranger Things' actress is active on Instagram. She has over 600 posts, as of 2022. She also has a large amount of followers. Her follower count stands at over 1 million and is increasing as time goes by. She is also on Twitter with over 136 thousand followers, as of 2022.

What character does Cara Buono play in 'Stranger Things'?

She plays the role of Karen Wheeler in the drama series 'Stranger Things'. She appears in seasons one - four. Her first appearance on the TV series was in 'The Vanishing Of Will Byers'. The episode in season one, where Karen was drinking wine was Cara's idea. According to her, wine would make Karen unaware of what the kids were doing.

What awards has Cara Buono won?

Cara Buono's role as Faye Miller in 'Mad Men' earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.

Cara Buono's Hobbies And Interests

Cara Buono loves to cook for both small and big groups. She particularly enjoys socializing around a dinner table. She says she finds it relaxing. According to her, she makes the best eggplant parmigiana.

She has interests in filmmaking and production.

She also loves to cycle. She finds swimming relaxing. She also enjoys eating. Growing up, her father loved to bake.

She is the co-founder of Liberty United, a foundation that funds education for at-risk kids.

She enjoys working out. She loves Yoga and she also loves running.

Cara Buono has represented Slate Public Relations Agency, Los Angeles, California, USA. She has done TV commercials for Massengill Douche and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (2009). She has also promoted brands like In-N-Out on her Instagram page.

Other Interesting Cara Buono's Facts And Trivia

  • Cara was excited to be on 'Stranger Things'. She said she knew she wanted to be on the series while reading the script.
  • Cara Buono was born and brought uo in New York.
  • She landed her first acting gig by sneaking into an audition.
  • She has loved acting since she was a child. She found her way in the world of television film by herself, without any help from friends or family.
  • She has featured in three New York City Marathons in the years 1998, 1999 and 2005 respectively. It would have been four marathons but she had to drop out of one in 2006 because she sustained a major injury.
  • She also has a certification in Yoga training.

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