Jo Andres, Filmmaker and Wife to Steve Buscemi, Dies at 64
Buscemi was photographed participating in her funeral, which included a wicker casket, Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, New York. Buscemi’s “Big Lebowski” co-star, John Turturro, and his cousin, “Sopranos” star Aida Turturro, were seen paying visits to the home. Firefighters from Buscemi’s ladder company also paid their respects.
The cause of death has not been released.
The couple married in 1987, and Andres drew acclaim in 1996 for her film “Black Kites,” which played at Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto and aired on PBS. Andres’ website describes the film, which is based on 1992 journals of Bosnian visual artist Alma Hajric, who was forced into a basement shelter to survive the siege of Sarajevo, as “non-linear, dreamlike and spectral.”
Buscemi is best known for his role in 1996’s “Fargo,” as well as numerous other films such as “Reservoir Dogs,” “Armageddon,” “Big Fish” and “The Death of Stalin.” He starred in “Boardwalk Empire” from 2010 to 2014, which earned him two SAG Awards, a Golden Globe, and two Emmy Award nominations.
The pair have one son, Lucian.
Steve Buscemi‘s wife, Jo Andres, has died. She was 65.
Andres was married to Buscemi — whose wide body of work includes The Big Lebowski, Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos — for over 30 years. She was a filmmaker, choreographer and artist.
The couple married in 1987 and share one son together, Lucian, who was born in 1990.
Andres received acclaim for her 1996 film Black Kites, which played at several film festivals, including Sundance, Toronto and London. She also directed music and art videos, including her own performance works.
In an interview with the Independent in 2009, Buscemi said his favorite work of art was “probably something by my wife Jo Andres.”
“She paints, she makes films, she has done performance,” he said at the time.
While Andres’ cause of death is unclear, the couple was last photographed together in July at the after party for the film Puzzle in New York City, which Buscemi executive-produced.
The two worked together on Buscemi’s 1992 short film What Happened to Pete. The actor wrote and directed the film while Andres served as the editor.