Cara Buono Age, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Height and Biography

Cara Buono Net Worth

$10 Million

Cara Buono is an American actress and model. As of 2024, Cara Buono’s net worth is $10 million. She is best known for her work in the horror Science Fiction series ‘Stranger Things’ as Karen Wheeler. She has also appeared in films like ‘Let Me In’ in 2010 and ‘Hulk’ in 2003.

She is also famous for her work in the 4th season of ‘Mad Men’ as Dr. Faye Miller which is an AMC Drama series, 6th season of ‘The Sopranos’ as Kelli Moltisanti, and ‘’Artie Lange’s Beer League’ as Linda salvo in a 2006 comedy.

Cara Buono Wiki/Biography

Born on 1 March 1971, Cara Buono’s age is 53 Years Old as of 2024. She was born in a middle-class family from The Bronx, New York, United States. She holds an American nationality and has her belief in the Catholic religion. She completed her schooling at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. From the very childhood, she was interested in acting. 

She pursued her further education from Columbia University and graduated with a double degree in both English and Political Science in 3 years. At the mere age of 12, she made her acting debut with a play titled ‘Spookhouse’ by Harvey Fierstein.

Name Cara Buono
Net Worth $10 Million
Date of Birth 1 March 1971
Age 53 Years Old
Birth Place The Bronx, New York, United States
Currently Live In New York City
Profession Actress and Model
Debut TV Series: Dream Street (1989)
Video Games: Mafia (2002)
Film: Gladiator (1992)
Years Active 1989 – Present
Famous Role Edith Banner in the Film Hulk (2003)
Nationality American
Religion Catholic
Ethnicity Italian
Hometown New York
Zodiac Sign Pisces
School/High School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, New York, United States
College/University Columbia University, New York, United States
Education Qualification English and Political Science

Family, Husband & Relationships

Cara Buono’s parents are Antony and Rosemary Buono. Cara Buono’s father’s name is Antony Buono.

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Cara Buono with her Father

Cara Buono’s mother’s name is Rosemary Buono. Since they are from a blue-collar family who both worked as laborers. At present they both run their own construction company.

She also has three siblings. Her brother’s names are Noah and Michael Buono and her sister’s name is Lisa Buono.

Buono’s marital status is married. She is married to Peter Thum, an American entrepreneur, and businessman.

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Cara Buono Husband

They have a daughter’s name is Esmé Thum.

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Cara Buono with her Daughter
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Cara Buono with Family
Father Name Antony Buono
Mother Name Rosemary Buono
Brother Name Noah
Michael Buono
Sister Name Lisa Buono
Boyfriend Peter Thum
Marital Status Married
Husband Name Peter Thum
Children Esmé Thum (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Cara is a beautiful and gorgeous actress in the American film and television industry. She is very famous for her cute looks and smart personality. She looks adorable and owns nice and impressive body measurements.

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She owns a hot figure with her figure measurements measuring 34-25-35 inches approximately. She is 5 feet and 5 inches in height and her body weight is around 52 Kg. She has shiny and long dark brown hair and also very attractive Light Brown eyes.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 167 cm
in meters: 1.67 m
in feet inches: 5’ 5”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 52 kg
in pounds: 114 lbs
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown


Cara started her career as an actress in American TV Series. In 1989, she appeared in 2 episodes of a TV series titled ‘Dream Street’ as Joann.

In 1991, she starred in an episode of the series ‘CBS Schoolbreak Special’ as Abby Morris. For this, she got nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special. 

In 1992 she starred as Diane in the series ‘’I’ll Fly Away’’.

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The same year she did her first film titled ‘Waterland’ starring Judy Dobson.

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In 1993 she starred in an episode of a series ‘Tribeca’ as Rose Polito. The same year she also starred in a TV film ‘Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story’ as Tracey Lien. 

In 1994 she starred in the film ‘The Cowboy Way’ as Teresa Salazar.

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Later in 1995, she was the part of 2 films titled ‘Killer: A Journal of Murder’ as Esther Lesser and ‘Kicking and Screaming’ as Kate.

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The same year she also starred in an episode of ‘The Single Guy’ as Christie.

In 1996, she starred in 1 episode each of 2 series titled ‘New York Undercover’ as Connie and ‘Law & Order’ as Shelly Taggert. In 1997, she worked in the film ‘Made Men’ as Toni-Ann Antonelli. The same year she directed ‘Baggage’ a short film which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film festival. This film starred Minnie Driver and Live Schreiber. 

In 1998 she did 2 films titled ‘Next Stop Wonderland’ as Julie and ‘River red’ as Rachel. The same year she also starred in an episode of ‘Law & Order’ as Alice Simonelli.

In 1999, she starred in 3 films which were ‘Man of the Century’ as Virginia Clemens, ‘Two Ninas’ as Nina Cohen, and ‘Chutney Popcorn’ as Janis. This same year she also did the TV film ‘Deep in my Heart’ as Young Gerry Cummins. In the year 2000, she again starred in 3 movies titled ‘Happy Accidents’ as Betty, ‘Attention Shoppers’ as Claire Suarez, and ‘Takedown’ as Christina Painter.

In 2001, she starred in an episode of the series ‘Family Law’ as Carly Hanson. In 2002, she starred in an episode of 2 series each titled ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ as Charlotte Fielding and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ as Tracy Logan. This year she also voiced in a video game titled ‘Mafia’ as Sarah Angelo.

In 2003, she worked in the famous movie ‘Hulk’ as Edith Banner and also in an episode of the series ‘Miss match’ as Michelle Schiff. In 2004, she starred as Joanne Schwartzbaum In the film ‘From other Worlds’ and also as Alice in an episode of the series ‘Six Months to Live’. Apart from this from 2004 to 2005 she worked in 22 episodes of the series ‘Third Watch’ as Grace Foster.

In 2006, she starred in the movie ‘’Artie Lange’s Beer League’’ as Linda Salvo. Also, she featured as Kelli Montesanti in 7 episodes of the series ‘The Sopranos’ from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, she worked in the film ‘Cthulhu’ as Dannie Marsh. This year she also appeared in an episode of each of the series ‘Law & Order’ as Attorney Shannon and ‘Queens Supreme’ as ‘Bettina Martinelli’. The same year she worked in 6 episodes of the series ‘The Dead Zone’ as Sherrif Anna Turner.

In 2008 she worked in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ as Rachel Zelinsky and a TV film ‘The Unquiet’ as Julie Bishop. In 2009, she worked in 2 episodes each of the series titled ‘ER’ as Lisa Salamunovich and ‘NCIS’ as Navy Cdr. Sarah Resnik.

In 2010, she starred in 2 short films titled ‘Betrayed’ as Amy Waite and ‘Stuff’ as Madeline. She also starred in the movie ‘Let Me In’ as Owen’s mother and in 10 episodes of the famous series ‘Mad Men’ as Faye Miller.

For ‘Mad Men’ she got 2 award nominations which include Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In 2011, She starred in 3 episodes of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ as Rose. This year she also starred in 1 episode each of ‘Hawaii Five-O’ as Agent Allison Marsh and ‘A Gifted Man’ as Carol Gordan.

In 2012, she worked in the film ‘The Discoverers’ as Nell. The same year she worked in the TV film ‘Draw Peterson: Untouchable’ as Kathleen Savio.

In 2013, she starred in 1 episode each of ‘Castle’ as Siobhan O’Doul and ‘The Good Wife’ as Charlene Peterson. In 2014, she worked in the movie ‘A Good Marriage’ as Betty Pike.

Cara Buono Net Worth Summary

As of 2024, Cara Buono’s net worth is $10 million. She majorly earns with his filming projects and series roles.

Facts and Information

Cara has appeared in various TV commercials like that of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Masengill Douche in the year 2009.

Using her Instagram account Cara has promoted famous brands like In-N-Out Burger, and Liberty United.

Cara has participated in the New York City Marathon 3 years in 1998, 1999, and 2005.

Cara is a certified yoga teacher and also loves cycling and swimming. She also loves cooking and reading.

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