Cara Buono Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Cara Buono

Biography / Wiki

The star from New York City who has managed to earn instant fame because of a talented performer and has become one of the few lucky adults among a group of child actors in the hit series Stranger Things, Cara Buono is an American actress.

She gathered immense popularity after she played the role of Karen wheeler in the popular series. Cara Buono’s previous performances were quite popular as well. Without limiting herself as just an actress she went on to improve her skills as a writer, director, and producer as well.

A short film titled ‘Baggage’ was directed by her and its world premiere was held at Edinburgh international film festival. Apart from Cara‘s work in the entertainment industry, she is associated with various philanthropic activities as well.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 1st of March 1974 Cara Buono is currently 51 years old. This actress appears to be tall and has a slim and well-maintained body figure. Buono’s body figure measurements are 36-25-36 and she wears number 7 in the shoe size.

Her height measures 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 55 kg approximately. Cara also has a beautiful smile which looks even better because of a rare set of Blue eyes and her naturally blonde hair.

Net Worth

It is a known fact that the stars in the Hollywood entertainment industry can earn a lot of money and one can earn a lot of wealth when associated with famous series such as Mad Men and Stranger Things.

Most of her wealth comes from her career as an actress and her ventures of production, direction, and writing as well. The total net worth estimated for Cara Buono is $4 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Cara Buono was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, United States. Cara has been quite private when it comes to her personal life and has not shared details about it, these details include the name of her parents or even her siblings.

She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and after that she went on to attend Columbia University from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree.


Cara Buono

Nickname Cara
Birth Place The Bronx, New York, United States
Date Of Birth March 01, 1971
Age 51 years
Height In centimetres – 165 cm

In feet and inches – 5′ 5″

Weight In kilograms – 55 Kg

In pounds – 121 lbs

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Co-Founder, Producer, Instagram Personality, Actress and writer
Zodiac sign Pisces
School Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
College Columbia University
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town The Bronx, New York, United States
Fathers Name Anthony Buono


Cara Buono with her father
Cara Buono with her father
Mothers Name Rosemary Buono
Brothers Name Not Known
Sister Name Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

Buono got her first screen role, on ‘NBC’s drama series ‘Dream Street’ after working in theatre initially. With Stephen Gyllenhaal’s British mystery ‘Waterland,’ Buono made her movie debut in 1992. She was also seen in the Cuba Gooding Jr.-starred sports drama ‘Gladiator.

’ she was later mostly cast in indies and low-budget movies, such as ‘Kicking and Screaming’ (1995), ‘Next Stop Wonderland’ (1998), and ‘Chutney Popcorn’ (1999). The 2003 ‘Marvel’ superhero movie ‘Hulk,’ as ‘Bruce Banner’s mother, ‘Edith Banner’ was the first big-budget motion picture for her.

The ‘Netflix’ original series ‘Stranger Things’ became an integral part of her career success in 2016 and won her the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’ in 2017.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

Cara Buono is a married woman and she is married to Peter Thum since the year 2008. The couple has one daughter whose name is not yet revealed.

Boyfriends Peter Thum
Marital Status Married since 2008
Husband Peter Thum


Cara Buono with her husband
Cara Buono with her husband
Children One Daughter (Name Not Known)

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Cara Buono’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Michael Imperioli
Favorite Actress Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Holiday Destinations Paris
Favorite Food Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream
Favorite Things To Do Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork

Cara Buono

Some Interesting Facts About Cara Buono

  • Cara has three siblings, two brothers, and a sister but has not revealed their identity.
  • In the year 1998, 1999, and 2005 Cara has participated in 3 New York City Marathons.
  • She had to cancel about a week before due to an injury which could have been her fourth run in the 2006 New York City Marathon.
  • Besides acting, Cara has also co-written the screenplay for ‘When the Cat’s Away’ in 1999, with Brad Anderson and directed, produced, and written films such as the short film, Baggage, in 1997.
  • After successfully auditioning for an ad for Harvey Fierstein’s “Spookhouse”, Buono got her first role at the age of 11.
  • ‘’ is her official website.
  • For her phenomenal performance in the drama series, Mad Men Cara received an Emmy Award nomination in the year 2011 in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category.
  • She is also quite active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.