Living the life of an actor is not always that glamorous as it looks. While Jessica Buttafuoco walked onto the career path of her father, Joey Buttafuoco as an actress, she would never, in a billion years, want to replicate her father in any way possible. Let's see how the diva tackles the trauma of her family as she excels on her journey.
Get to Know About Jessica Buttafuoco's Family Members
The family life of Jessica Buttafuoco is always the topic that saddens the TV show actress. Born on March 29, 1983, six years after her parents, Joey Buttafuoco and Mary Jo Buttafuoco, tied the knot, she enjoyed a lavish childhood before a storm came and swept it all away.
The YouTube star shares the bloodline with a younger brother named Paul Buttafuoco. Since her parents parted ways with a divorce in 2003, her father married Evanka Franjko. Likewise, Jessica's mom, Mary, also married for the second time with Stu Tendler, who passed away in 2018 due to cancer.
Jessica Buttafuoco Used To Be Ashamed of her Family Name
When Joey Buttafuoco's minor girlfriend Amy Fisher shot his ex-wife Mary Buttafuoco, no one felt the trauma much harder than his daughter, Jessica Buttafuoco. The eldest daughter of the Buttafuoco family was just nine back then when she almost lost her mother.
While Jessica's mom still suffers from facial paralysis and left ear deafness, Amy Fisher and Joey, both live peacefully, following thier sentence. The incident of 92' hits hard on Buttafuoco since she is led to the belief that sex, love, and intimacy always leads to bad things.
Watch: Jessica Buttafuoco speaks out on The Amy Fisher Case.
The 'Shane & Friends' actress Jessica even revealed how she used to be ashamed whenever people identified her as the daughter of Joey. Despite everything in the past, the 36-year-old looks to regroup and focus on the future that lies ahead.
Jessica Buttafuoco Aims to Go High As An Actress
Like her father Joey, Jessica Buttafuoco chose a career in the Hollywood industry and has the potential to reach the very top. To date, she earned some vital on-screen credits, including the likes of 'Comic Relief 2006', 'Medias Res,' and also the famous 'The Howard Stern Show.'
Besides acting, the multi-talented star holds serious talents in singing as well. In fact, she also auditioned in season 12 of NBC's 'The Voice.' Even though she failed to go through, she claims the journey as the 'time of her life.'
The Buttafuoco offspring is also active on the YouTube platform in 'Live Your Life Kween!' Similarly, she hosts two podcasts alongside the likes of Shane Dawson.
How Much is Jessica Buttafuoco's Net Worth?
Jessica Buttafuoco, as a daughter of the former actor Joey Buttafuoco, enjoys success on her career herself, kudos to all the midnight oil she burnt. Specifically, she owns a staggering net worth of $500,000 as of 2020.
The primary source of her enormous earnings undoubtedly is her widely accomplished acting profile. As an actress, she earns way more than $39.80 per hour, the average salary of an artist in the United States.
Back in 2018, Jessica also created a Kick-starter campaign to fund a documentary about her traumatic past and her journey ahead. Thanks to the crowdfunding platform, she raised a significant sum of $15,000, but as the target wasn't met, the whole project got canceled. The attempts are still on, and maybe we will get the highly-anticipated story very soon.
Quick Facts: Jessica Buttafuoco
- The eldest Buttafuoco child is a fond animal-lover and pets a cat and a pug named Queso.
- Beyond acting and hosting, Buttafuoco is also a producer and a creator.
- Buttafuoco's mother Mary released a book in 2009 on the horrors she faced in her marriage with Joey.
- She expanded her fan-following with viral YouTube videos like 'Tinder Sucks' and a parody of Bruno Mars' hit song, 'Uptown Funk.'
- During her free time, she prefers dancing with her friends.