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Deborah Lin Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Deborah Lin
Place Of Birth
Honolulu, USA
56 years old
Birth Date
September 10 1967

Deborah Lin Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
University of Western Australia
Current Partner
James Joseph Gandolfini Jr.
Liliana Ruth Gandolfini

About Deborah Lin 

Deborah Lin is a well-known celebrity in the American film industry.

She is a known face in Hollywood as well as the modeling industry. She made her debut in Showtime’s series, 'Red Shoe Diaries'.

Deborah Lin was born in the city of Honolulu in Hawaii. Though her birthplace, Honolulu, is a part of the United States of America, assigning her the American nationality, she is said to be of Chinese descent. She is also well-remembered as the widow of Hollywood socialite, James Gandolfini. The couple was first spotted together in New York City in 2006. Since the death of her husband, Deborah has been maintaining a very low profile.

Deborah Lin’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Deborah Lin’s net worth?

It has been said that the mother of Liliana Gandolfini, Deborah Lin, has a net worth of approximately $20 million.

How much does Deborah Lin earn per year?

We do not have any information on the annual earnings of Deborah Lin.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Deborah Lin?

Deborah Lin stands at 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Deborah Lin?

Born in the year 1967, the wife of James Gandolfini celebrates her birthday on October 9 every year. Deborah celebrates her 55th birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Very little is known about the family of Deborah Lin. Her father was a businessman, while the mother of the model was a homemaker. Deborah always had a passion for acting and participated in many school theatrical dramas and events.

She completed her elementary education as well as her high school education in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the School of Earth and Environment as well as went to The University of Western Australia for her education.

Lin completed her former years of education at the School of Earth and Environment and later continued her education at The University of Western Australia.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Deborah Lin’s partner?

She was married to popular American actor, James Gandolfini Jr. in 2008.

The first appearance of former model Deborah Lin and Gandolfini as a couple was back in 2007, and they got engaged the same year. In the following year, the couple decided to tie a knot. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Liliana Gandolfini, in the year 2012. Unfortunately, Gandolfini breathed his last in the month of June 2013 in the city of Rome, where he suffered from a heart attack.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Deborah Lin is well known as the wife of American film industry socialite, James Gandolfini.

Lin has been a former model, walking the ramp for various brands.

Deborah Lin has also been a part of many photo shoots, advertisements, and even brand endorsement campaigns.

Deborah Lin gained recognition after starring in the movie 'Red Shoe Diaries'. Lin played the role of a runway model in the third episode of season two.

Charity Work

We are not aware of any charity work carried out by the former runway model.

What awards has Deborah Lin won?

We have no information at the moment on the awards won by Deborah Lin.

Deborah Lin’s Hobbies And Interests

The widow of James Gandolfini, Deborah Lin, is said to enjoy listening to music as well as reading. She is really fond of Chinese cuisine. She even enjoys traveling. She has strong beliefs in astrology. One of her favorite travel destinations is Miami.

Other Interesting Deborah Lin Facts And Trivia

  • Deborah Lin was not the first wife of American actor James Gandolfini. Gandolfini had previously tied the knot with the movie producer, Marcy Wudarski for around three years. The couple was blessed with a son, who was named Michael.
  • James Gandolfini and Deborah Lin had a grand wedding at her place of birth, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • James Gandolfini was well known for his work in films and television. His first-ever acting role as Tony Soprano in the show 'The Sopranos', which aired until 2007, caught the media's attention.
  • The husband of the former model, James Gandolfini, has received multiple awards recognizing his numerous performances, some of them including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Emmy Awards, and even the Golden Globes.
  • Some of his famous appearances include 'Pelham 123', 'Where The Wild Things Are', 'True Romance', 'Get Shorty', and 'Crimson Tide'.
  • The first appearance of Deborah Lin and James Gandolfini as a couple was in New York City at the premiere of the final season of 'The Sopranos'.
  • Deborah Lin walked down the aisle at the Central Union Church on August 30, 2008, and married James Gandolfini. Michael Gandolfini, son of James and Marcy Wudarski, was the best man at the wedding. They had a Hawaiian-themed wedding.
  • Unfortunately, James passed away in 2013. He was with his wife, Deborah Lin, as well as other family members attending the Taormina Film Fest, organized in Sicily. After a lovely evening by the city, the Gandolfini's went back to relax at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel. 
  • It was around 10:00 p.m. when Michael, James’s son, found his father lying lifeless in their room’s bathroom. Michael called out for help, and James was rushed to the hospital for medical aid. However, James was unfortunately confirmed dead later, and the results of his autopsy mentioned that he passed away due to heart failure.
  • James Gandolfini signed his will two months right after the birth of his daughter, Liliana. According to the will, Deborah and their daughter each would inherit 20% of James’ estate upon his demise. Of the remaining 60%, his two sisters received equal shares of the estate. His son, Michael, however, did not receive a portion of the estate.
  • Both kids of James Gandolfini received shares of his properties located in different cities. Michael Gandolfini also has a life insurance trust fund of about $7 million in his name.

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