Louis Cancelmi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Louis Cancelmi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Year of Birth 1978
Eye Color Hazel
Spouse Elisabeth Waterston

Louis Cancelmi is an American actor who started his career in 2003 with several appearances in short and independent films. However, he first came into popular notice after playing the character of Mike D’Angelo in a few episodes of the 2014 season of HBO’s period drama series Boardwalk Empire. His performance opened up more avenues for him on other TV shows and landed him the popular characters of Thomas Wilder in the crime drama TV series Blue Bloods (2015-2016) and Victor Mateo in the political drama TV series Billions (2016-2019). He has also been a regular feature in theatre productions in New York’s off-Broadway theater scene.

Born Name

Louis Guy Cancelmi

Nick Name


Louis Cancelmi as seen in October 2011
Louis Cancelmi as seen in October 2011 (The Huntington / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)


Louis Cancelmi was born in 1978.

Born Place

Anchorage, Alaska, United States


Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States




Louis completed his schooling in Washington where his family had moved when he was a youngster. He then moved to the eastern coast and studied theater and the French language at the prestigious Yale University, graduating with a BA degree.


Actor, Writer


  • Father – Louis G. “Lou” Cancelmi (Airline Executive)
  • Mother – Annette Cancelmi (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Annie Parisse (Older Sister) (Actress), Michael Cancelmi (Brother) (Italian Teacher)
  • Others – Sam Waterston (Father-in-Law) (Actor), Lynn Louisa Woodruff (Mother-in-Law)(Model), Katherine Waterston (Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Graham Waterston (Brother-in-Law) (Writer, Filmmaker), James Waterston (Actor, Pianist) (Half Brother-in-Law), Harry J. Cancelmi, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Smetana Cancelmi (Paternal Grandmother), Norbert A. Cancelmi (Uncle), Harry J. Cancelmi, Jr. (Uncle) (Defense Attorney), Anna Maria Parisse (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Gaetano Cancelmi (Paternal Great-Grandfather), George Chychele Waterston (Grandfather-in-Law), George Waterston (Uncle-in-Law), Roberta Waterston (Aunt-in-Law), Ellen Waterston (Aunt-in-Law)




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Louis Cancelmi in an Instagram post as seen in January 2016
Louis Cancelmi in an Instagram post as seen in January 2016 (Louis Cancelmi / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Louis has dated –

  1. Elisabeth Waterston (2006–Present) – Louis got married to France-born actress Elisabeth Waterston on October 21, 2006.

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Middle-Eastern)

He is of Italian, Slovak, and Polish descent on his father’s side and of Italian and Syrian descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Louis Cancelmi at the BU Theatre in November 2011
Louis Cancelmi at the BU Theatre in November 2011 (The Huntington / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Cryptic smile
  • Dense, frizzy hair
  • Sculpted jawline

Louis Cancelmi Favorite Things

  • Shakespearean Plays – The Tempest, Measure for Measure, and Macbeth
  • Performance Theater – The Public Theater in New York City
  • Pets – Dogs

Source – StageRightSecrets.com

Louis Cancelmi during a performance in November 2011
Louis Cancelmi during a performance in November 2011 (The Huntington / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Louis Cancelmi Facts

  1. He frequently works in the theater world in New York’s off-Broadway scene. He played the major heroic character of Achilles in the Public Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Troilus and Cressida. His performance earned him the St. Clair Bayfield Award.
  2. Louis appeared in the 2014 film Please Be Normal with his real-life wife, Elisabeth Waterston, and father-in-law, Sam Waterston in corresponding roles.
  3. As part of the cast of HBO’s period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2014), where he played the character of Mike D’Angelo, Louis was nominated for the “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” award at the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  4. Louis has also performed in the United Kingdom when he performed at London’s West End in the 2003 play Vincent in Brixton. He played the leading role in that production, portraying the influential but psychologically troubled iconic artist Vincent van Gogh.

Featured Image by The Huntington / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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