Victoria Chlebowski is the wife of the director, actor, writer, and musician, Michael Imperioli. Michael Imperioli is best known for his role as Christopher Moltisanti in the HBO crime drama The Sopranos (1999–2007), which earned him the Primetime Emmy Award, in 2004 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the Drama Series.
Victoria Chlebowski may not have any important fame in the entertainment industry unlike her husband, she, however, is quite a successful entrepreneur on her own. What’s more, she could also be taken as just another example of American fantasy.
Know Chlebowski’s initial struggles, her relationship with Michael Imperioli actor as well as her life as an independent entrepreneur, and many more facts in the article below.
Victoria Chlebowski parents, age & bio:
Chlebowski was born in Russia (the Soviet Union Era)in 1966. As of 2021, Victoria Chlebowsli is 55 years of age. She grew up in a Jewish family and is devoted to Christianity.
Additionally, her parents were residents of Russia who moved to the US. Victoria holds an American- Russian nationality and follows the Christian religion. Considering Victoria Imperioli’s educational background, she studied in a Private High School in California and then went to Elite College in the USA.
Victoria Fled Communist Russia And Anti Semitism:
The stage designer Victoria Chlebowski at 16, fled to Ukraine with her mother, Raisa Chlebowski in 1976 because of anti-Semitism. Raisa labored in real estate in the late 2000s. After coming back to the states, Victoria and her family lived in a railway flat which she said was “crappy.”
Her stepfather, Ryczard Chlebowski from Poland, is a master artisan who did the moldings & custom paneling of the 19th-century factory building in Tribeca. He has also teamed with his daughter and her business partner on the renovation of a theatre in Chelsea.
Chlebowski studied art, German & philosophy in Munich before taking up art & history at Parsons and The New School, a private art and design college in the Greenwich Village community area of Lower Manhattan in New York City.
Victoria Chlebowski Is An Interior Designer:
Victoria Chlebowski owns a design firm, SVE New York with her business colleague, Sonya Chang in New York.
Victoria Chlebowski and her husband were also the renovators of the 19th-century factory building in Tribeca. Moreover, the Russian-born American and her dear, Imperioli are the holders of a popular bohemian bar in Chelsea.
Victoria along with her husband holds a cocktail pub in Chelsea. Victoria Imperioli admits she prefers recycling furnishings rather than buying new ones. Chlebowski and Imperioli’s alliance has also launched an Off-Broadway theatre, Studio Dante where the former serves as artistic director.
What many don’t know is the fact that Victoria Chlebowski also has recognition in a film titled, Joy de V, a 2013 New York noir dramatic thriller film from the writer & director, Nadia Szold.
Victoria And Her Husband Michael Imperioli Knew Each Other Since College:
Victoria and Michael married on 19 September 1996, 4 years before the premiere of Sopranos and 5 months after their first meeting. The duo had known each other since college. They met in 1995-96 at a bar, Ms. Imperioli said during an exclusive interview in May of 2007 while sitting in the 66-seat theatre. The scenic designer, nonetheless, denied telling the bar’s location citing it was too personal to ‘say the name.’
Jointly, Chlebowski and Imperioli have three children, Vadim, Isabella & David. The latter is from Victoria’s earlier relationship. Isabella, though, has been the rightful daughter of Emmy winner for quite some time.
The family divides their time between Santa Barbara, California, and in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Their aged son, Vadim studied Film at Purchase College and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in California.
Victoria And Her Husband Follow Buddhism:
In college, Victoria followed some philosophy and read a lot of Buddhist books, which she also shared with her then-future husband, Michael Imperioli.
Then around 2016, the duo started attending Buddhist teachings in New York City.
The first teachings they attended were by Gelek Rinpoche, who has been the teacher of Phillip Glass & Allen Ginsberg. Chlebowski and her actor spouse go to all of Gelek Rinpoche’s teachings that they can manage, as well as to the teachings of Dalai Lama & Sogyal Rinpoche. In July of 2020, the duo took refuge with Garchen Rinpoche.
The Imperioli couple –are also the students of Tibetan Buddhist lama Namkha Rinpoche and they have set up a center for Rinpoche to teach in Tribeca.
Imperioli says Buddhism has generated a lot of benefits and changes to his wife, Victoria. The New York-born actor claims that the practice has increased her tolerance, patience, peace of mind. He also said that how his wife being kinder to herself, has inspired him and his children.
The couple practices meditation shortly before bed as well as in the morning.
Chlebowski Is Also A Film Producer; She Now Is Into Documentaries:
Victoria Chlebowski served as a producer for her husband’s 2009 directorial film Hungry Ghosts. If we talk about her present, she along with her husband of 25 years are struggling on a new film with a spiritual bent. In the Film, they are being executive producers.
Their task is about a documentary about the Tenzin Gyatso Scholars Program. This program sponsors Tibetan monastics to study biology, physics, neuroscience, the social sciences in the US. It is a program of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute. The association concentrates on advancing the Dalai Lama’s vision and values.
Chlebowski Got Covid-19:
In April 2020, Victoria Chlebowski’s husband revealed the time when he thought that he had contracted coronavirus yet didn’t get tested. Michael Imperioli said he was ill when he arrived in California from New York on the 1st of March, 2020, but didn’t go to the doctor.
The father of three also thought that the virus also spread to one of his sons and wife, Chlebowski. The actor further said his family was feeling “pretty sick” but “fortunately,” weren’t ill that much that they need to require hospital treatment.