Cara Buono Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, and Career

Cara Buono is a popular American Actress. Apart from being an actress, Cara Buono is a producer and a writer. She is the writer of Baggage, producer of She Came from the Woods, and associate producer of Two Ninas.

Some of the famous roles of Cara Buono can be seen in Person of Interest, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Stranger Things. Some of her upcoming projects are Queen of the Ring, Things Like This and In Fidelity.

Cara Buono Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, and Career

Personal Details

Full Name Cara Buono
Nick Name Cara
Date Of Birth March 1,  1971
Age 52 Years as of September 2023
Birth Place Bronx, New York, United States
Current Address  Greenwich Village in New York City, United States
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Occupations Actress
School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
College/University Columbia University
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth $10 million as per 2023
Marital Status Married
  • TV: Dream Street(1989)
  • Film: Gladiator (1992)

Physical Appearances

Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurement 35-25-34
Height 5 Feet 5 Inches
Weight 52 Kg
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Dress Size 4 (US)

Personal Life ( Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Wife, Children)

Father Antony Buono
Mother Rosemary Buono
  • Sister: Lisa Buono
  • Brother: Michael Buono and Noah Buono
Boyfriend/Husband Peter Thum (married in 2008)
Children Esme Thum

Early Life:

Cara Buono was born on 1st of March 1971 and her place of birth is The Bronx, New York, United States. The current age of Cara is 52 years and her zodiac sign is Pisces. The names of her parents are Antony Buono and Rosemary Buono. Cara has one sister and 2 brothers. The name of her sister is Lisa Buono and the names of her brothers are Michael Buono and Noah Buono. Cara Buono has been raised in a blue-collar family and she has very strong work ethics.

Cara always wanted to explore the acting world but had no experience in this segment. She didn’t have any family members, mentors or friends in this field. Once she saw an ad on paper and it was a casting call. She gave the audition and grabbed the role in a play named Spook House despite her lack of experience in the acting field. Cara was just around 12 years old at that time. From this point, she gained the confidence and her journey began in the entertainment sector. Cara is an Italian descendant


She has attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Cara has studied at Columbia University. She has a double major degree in Political Science and English and she finished her degree in just 3 years.

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Boyfriend, Husband:

On December 31, 2008 Cara Buono got married to Peter Thum, who is an American businessman and philanthropist and she has one child named Esme Thum.

Cara’s wedding photo
Cara Buono with her husband & daughter

Careers and success:

In the past, Cara Buono has worked for Broadway, different kinds of theatrical productions and also for commercial ad campaigns.

She began her acting career in the year 1989 with the Television Series Dream Street in which she played the role of Joann. Her debut Hollywood movie was Gladiator in the year 1992.

In the year 2017, Cara Buono won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award for Stranger Things. She was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Primetime Emmy Award) for Mad Men in the year 2011. Apart from this, she has around 5 other nominations to her credit. Cara is also a really good voice over actress.

Interesting Facts:

  • Cara Buono’s height is 5’5″ feet and she is active on Instagram and Twitter. She has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and around 158K followers on Twitter.
  • Her Instagram account states that she is an actress, mom and the co-founder of Liberty United. The platform Liberty United is meant to fund the education for at-risk kids, so that they can prevent gun violence. Its website can be accessed via
  • Cara Buono ran in 3 NYC Marathons. She didn’t participate in the 4th one because of an injury. A popular misconception is that she is related to Victor Buono, but there is no truth in it.
  • Cara Buono loves cooking and socializing around dinner table.
  • She is a certified yoga teacher and is very fond of cycling and swimming.
  • As per the media reports, Cara Buono lives in Greenwich Village in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her husband Peter Thum is the founder of Ethos Water.
  • Cara Buono has dark brown eyes and blonde hair.

Cara Buono Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, and Career


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