Cara Buono
Cara Buono
Real Name/Full Name Cara Buono
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Cara Buono, Cara
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 March 1971
Age/How Old: 53years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’5”
Weight: In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 125 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Antony Buono
Mother – Rosemary
Siblings: Yes (3)
School: Fiorello H LaGuardia High School
College: Columbia University
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Peter Thum
Kids/Children Name: Yes (1) Esmé Thum
Profession: Actor, director, screenwriter
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Cara Buono is best known for her roles in ‘Mad Men’ as Dr. Faye Miller and Karen Wheeler in horror Sci-fi’ Stranger Things.’ Cara is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. She was also seen in many more hit movies and series like ‘The Sopranos, Artie Lange’s Beer League, Hulk and Let me in.’ Buono first started her career by working with Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in ‘Waterland’ 1992.

Well, how well do you know about Cara Buono? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Cara Buono’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Cara Buono to date.

Biography and Early Life

Buono was born to her Italian parents Rosemary and Antony Buono, in Bronx, New York, United States. She was brought up with her siblings Noah Buono, Micheal Buono, and Lisa Buono. She was landing roles on television and the New York stage all throughout her teenage. She was later nominated for Daytime Emmy for her role in ‘Abby, My Love.’ She was mostly looking for character roles in independent films and series.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Cara Buono in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Cara Buono’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 1 March 1971. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 125 lbs in Pound and 57 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.


Cara did her schooling at one of the best performing art schools in New York named Fiorello H LaGuardia High School. As a kid back then, Buono did not have many opportunities to watch theatre shows. At the age of 12, she joined Harvey Fierstein’s 1984 ‘Off-Broadway’ play ‘Spook House’ as an intern. This is where she learned and experienced everything about theatre, and her keen interest in this field grew with time. She later graduated from Columbia University with a double major in English literature and political science.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Cara Buono With Husband Peter Thum
Cara Buono With Husband Peter Thum

Buono met her husband, Peter Thum, a businessman and a philanthropist on a flight to LA. After dating for a while, the couple got married on December 31, 2008. The couple has a beautiful daughter together named Esmé Thum. Buono now lives with her family in Greenwich Village, New York. The couple has worked together too.

They founded a charity named Liberty United, where illegal guns are transformed into accessories to make funds for little children’s education and to help them build a career. Cara, with her husband Peter, co-founded Liberty United. She has co-produced Two Nina’s in 1999. She’s very outspoken about rape and supports rape survivors.

Is Cara Buono Lesbian?

No, Cara Buono is not a lesbian. She’s married to Peter Thum, the founder of Ethos Water and a philanthropist. The couple has a beautiful daughter together named Esmé Thum. They’re pretty much living a luxurious and happy life with their daughter.

Professional Career

Cara Buono started pretty early by making her first debut in ‘Spook House.’ She has done much of her work in indie movies like Chutney Popcorn, Happy Accidents, Next Stop Wonderland, Two Nina’s, Attention Shoppers, The Unquiet, Stuff, and many more. She was also featured in the movie Deep in my Heart. Later she landed her mostly seen role in Mad Men, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

Cara was seen starring in hits like ‘Third Watch’ and Marvel’s series movie ‘Hulk,’ ‘Half the perfect world as Sonia.’ She has also written many films like Baggage which was released in 1997. In 2019, she managed to pull off her role in the horror Sci-fi Stranger Things while working with young actors. Buono with her husband founded a charity named Liberty United, in which they transform illegal guns into accessories to fund the education of young children, rape survivors and to stop gun violence.


Cara Buono won the Screen Actors Guild awards once and was nominated four times. She was also nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards for her role in Abby, My Love, and a Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in Mad Men. Cara was nominated for Online Film and Television award for Best Guest actress.

Net worth, Salary & Earnings of Cara Buono in 2024

Cara Buono Net Worth
Cara Buono Net Worth

As of 2024, Cara Buono’s net worth, or we can say net income is likely to be $12 million. Cara makes $400,000 annually from her acting career. She is able to have much worth from her ultimate hard work at her very early stage. She has put her earnings to use for a lot of charity work and living a comfortable life with her husband and daughter in New York City.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She started her work when she was just 12 years old.
  • She did her major in two subjects, those being Political science and English literature.
  • She’s not just an actor; she’s a producer, screenwriter, and director.
  • Cara did a voice-over as Sarah Angelo in the video game Mafia.

Last but not least, Cara is a talented and hardworking woman who has made a successful career out of her passion for acting and theatre. Cara Buono is one of the successful actresses celebrated in America. Most importantly she’s a kind and good person who has done a lot of charity work throughout her whole life.


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