• Julie Pacino is the eldest daughter of Hollywood legend, Al Pacino
• She is a renowned filmmaker, photographer, and NFT (non-fungible token) artist
• She attended Tappan Zee High School and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2011
• In 2020, she was nominated for the Indie Short Fest August Award for Best Director (Female) and won numerous awards
• She is engaged to Israeli ex-professional tennis player and actress Adi Spiegelman, and they are preparing for their wedding in Hawaii
Julie Pacino Wiki
When you hear the surname ‘Pacino,’ the first thing that comes to mind is a Hollywood legend, Alfredo James, better known as ‘Al’ Pacino. However, Julia Pacino, his eldest daughter, has made a name for herself as a renowned filmmaker, photographer, and NFT (non-fungible token) artist.
Continue reading this article to learn more interesting facts about this talented young woman.
Early life, family, and education
Born on 16 October 1989, in Queens, New York City USA, Julie Marie Pacino, has recently celebrated her 33rd birthday; she holds American nationality, and comes partly from a family of Italian descent from her father’s side.
Her mother, Jan Tarrant, is an acting teacher, who was in a relationship with Al Pacino. The two began dating in the late ’80s, but reportedly the two separated soon after Julie was born, although they raised their daughter together.
Julie has half-siblings, twins Olivia and Anton from her father’s relationship with his now ex-girlfriend Beverly D’Angelo.
Julie began playing baseball in high school, and as a freshman at college she was named Rookie of the Year – her biggest athletic accomplishment was reaching the state Final Four in 2006. However, her ambition was to become a filmmaker.
Speaking of Julie’s educational background, she attended Tappan Zee High School, and upon matriculating in 2007, enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from which she graduated with a BA degree, in 2011.
Career as a filmmaker
In 2009, Julie wrote and directed her first movie, entitled “Abracadabra”, an action drama about two lost souls, Jackie and Tucker, whose lives are disrupted by a kidnapping. Her next work was the 2016 short movie “To See the Day”, starring Nikki Valdez and Joe Lewis.
In the following years, she filmed “Shifting Past” (2017) and “Connecting the Dots” (2019), however, all of these movies went unnoticed.
Julie co-produced the 2020 short drama “Nadia Jaan”, about an Afghan-American woman who must choose between traditional marriage and the woman she fell in love with. The movie had four award nominations and won two, including the Various Artists independent Film Festival (VAiFF) Award for Best Drama Short, which Julie shared with the rest of the crew.
In the same year, Julie directed “Nowhere to Go”, another short drama which had 21 award nominations, and won 11; Julie and the rest of the crew won Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Award-Best Dramatic Short, while she was nominated for the Indie Short Fest August Award for Best Director (Female), and won the Sicily Independent Film Award for Best Director and Toronto Film Channel for Best Director Short Film.
It seems that 2020 was a good year for Julie, since her work as a director for the short comedy “Hard Work” brought her the Indie Short Fest and Montreal Independent Film Festival Award for Best Comedy Short.
Her newest project, entitled “Brainstorms”, which she wrote, directed and produced, premiered on 9 October 2022, and was released under Julie’s production company, ‘Tiny Apples’.
Love life and relationships
Although Julie prefers to keep her personal life under wraps, this does not seem to apply to her girlfriend/fiancee Israeli ex-professional tennis player, and actress Adi Spiegelman, who spoke about their relationship in her interview for Laisha Magazine.
The two met through a celebrity-oriented dating application, and at first, Adi didn’t know that Julie is the daughter of the famous actor. When the two met, Adi was 22 and Julie was 31 years old.
After six months of dating, they became engaged on 17 July 2021, and began living together in Los Angeles, California. Adi stated that the two are preparing for their wedding which should be held in Hawaii.
According to sources, Julie’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million as of October 2022, and if you’re wondering about her father’s net worth, Al Pacino’s net worth is estimated to be more than $120 million.
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Who is her father Al Pacino?
An eternal bachelor who mostly played powerful men, Al Pacino is a director, producer and actor with 65 acting credits to his name; certainly his most notable role has been his portrayal of Michael Corleone in the epic movie franchise “The Godfather”. During his career, Al has been nominated for an Oscar eight times, and won it for his role as Frank Slade in the 1992 movie “Scent of a Woman”, also starring Chris O’Donnell and James Rebhorn.
Born on 25 April 1940, in Manhattan, New York City, Al spent his early days with both of his parents, Rose and Salvatore. However, the two divorced when Al was a toddler, and he went on to live with his mother and her parents in The Bronx, New York City.
Perhaps you didn’t know that Al’s nickname was ‘Sonny’ when he was a teenager> He dreamed of becoming a famous baseball player, but growing up in The Bronx, he began drinking, smoking, and using marijuana, which subsequently affected his behavior.
After many years of struggle, Al managed to take another path in his life, and enrolled at the High School of Performing Arts, in Manhattan. Upon matriculating in 1958, he auditioned for The Actors Studio, but was rejected.
Al then joined HB Studio, and after four years under Charlie Laughton’s mentorship, he was accepted for The Actors Studio, where his acting teacher was the great Lee Strasberg.
Al’s first role was his portrayal of John James in an episode of the series “N.Y.P.D.” in 1968. He followed with his big-screen debut in the 1969 comedy-drama “Me, Natalie”. Next, he was seen as Booby in “The Panic in Needle Park” in 1971, and in the following year came his breakthrough role as Michael Corleone in the 1972 movie “The Godfather”.
His roles followed one another, and so Al was seen in numerous hit movies, and we will mention some of his most notable ,such as “Serpico” (1973), “Scarface” (1983), “Donnie Brasco” (1997), and “The Insider” (1999).
The early 2000s saw Al in “Chinese Coffee” (2000), “The Recruit” (2003), “Two for the Money” (2005), and “Ocean’s Thirteen” (2007), among many others. Subsequent movies worth mentioning are such as “Salome” (2013), “Danny Collins” (2015), “Hangman” (2017), and “The Irishman” (2019).
Al is aged 82 but is still acting, and most recently he was seen as Aldo Gucci in the 2021 movie “House of Gucci”, and his appearance is announced in two upcoming projects, entitled “Sniff” and “King Lear”.
Also, he finished the filming of “Billy Knight”, a drama written and directed by Alec Roth, which is currently in development, and set to be released in late 2022.
Speaking of his personal life, as mentioned he is a father of three but has never been married. Some of his love partners have been Diane Keaton, Marthe Keller, and Lyndall Hobbs – his longest relationship was with an Argentine actress Lucila Polak; the two began dating in 2008 and separated in 2018. Currently, Al is dating Noor Alfallah, a 28-year-old producer from Los Angeles.