Victoria Gotti Biography
Victoria Gotti is American writer and reality television personality who is also the daughter of the deceased Gambino crime family Mafia boss, John Gotti.
Victoria Gotti Writing Career
Gotti was a columnist at the New York Post and a reporter for WNYW, the New York City flagship station of the Fox Television Network.
In 1995, she wrote her first book, Women and Mitral Valve Prolapse, which was inspired by and documented her own struggle with the illness.
In 1997, Gotti published her mystery novel The Senator’s Daughter, followed by more: I’ll Be Watching You (1998), Superstar (2000), and Hot Italian Dish (2006). Gotti additionally wrote the memoirs This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti (2009).
Victoria Gotti Television Career
In early 2012, she appeared as one of 18 contestants on the American reality television series Celebrity Apprentice, which premiered on February 19. She was eliminated in week 2 of the competition.
On September 22, 2013, Victoria Gotti made a guest appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside cast member Teresa Giudice, appearing in the season 5 episode “Hair We Go Again”. She also appeared on the show again in the season 6 episode “Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue”, which premiered on August 24, 2014.
In December 2014, she made a guest appearance in “Storm A-Brewin'”, a fifth season episode of the VH1 reality show Mob Wives. Despite having criticized the authenticity of that show in a 2012 radio interview, in which she characterized it as a “train wreck” and “not real”, Gotti appeared in the episode for a scene in which cast member Angela Raiola seeks her advice on how to resolve her conflicts with her inner circle.
Victoria Gotti Age
She was born on November 27, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. She is 56 years old as of 2018.
Victoria Gotti Family
Gotti is the daughter of mob boss John Gotti and Victoria (DiGiorgio) Gotti. She was raised in a two-story house in Howard Beach, New York, with her three siblings, which include brother John A. Gotti, sister Angel, and her younger brother Frank, whom she referred to as her “little doll”.
Victoria Gotti Husband
She was married to Carmine Agnello from 1984–2002. Her husband Carmine “The Bull” Agnello is a New York mobster from the Gambino crime family who ran a scrap metal recycling operation.
Victoria Gotti Children | Victoria Gotti Kids
Gotti has three sons Carmine Gotti Agnello, John Gotti Agnello and Frank Gotti Agnello.
Victoria Gotti Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of about $2 million.
Victoria Gotti Reality Show
From August 2004 until December 2005, she was the star of Growing Up Gotti, an American reality television series on the A&E Network, on which she starred with her three sons. In August 2005, days before the third season premiere of Growing Up Gotti, Victoria Gotti stated that she had breast cancer. However, after being accused of faking her illness by various media outlets, Gotti admitted soon after her initial announcement that she did have precancerous cells present in her breast, rather than an actual diagnosis.
The Victoria Gotti Story Movie | Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter
On February 9, 2019, Lifetime aired the documentary film Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter which stars Maurice Benard as John Gotti and Chelsea Frei as Victoria Gotti. Gotti serves as the narrator, co-writer, and executive producer of this film.
Victoria Gotti Book
- 2009 – This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti
- 2006 – Hot Italian Dish
- 2000 – Superstar: A Novel
- 2000 – Du wirst nie mehr allein sein
- 1998 – I’ll Be Watching You
- 1998 – Gotti Family Cookbook
- 1997 – The senator’s daughter
- 1995 – Women and Mitral Valve Prolapse: A Comprehensive Guide to Living and Coping with M.V.P. and Its Symptoms
Victoria Gotti House
As of May 2009, foreclosure was approved on the $3.2 million mansion that Gotti was awarded as part of her divorce from her husband, Carmine Agnello.
Victoria Gotti Interview
Victoria Gotti Wants Her New Lifetime Movie to Change the Way You See Her Family
Interviewer: : Maurice and Cheslea, how much did you know about the Gotti family before this film?
Chelsea Frei: I knew a bunch. I’m from Boston and everybody is obsessed with the Gottis there. I never saw Growing Up Gottiuntil I started auditioning for this film, but it’s so good.
Maurice Benard: I watched all of it, and it was a trip. I loved it. You didn’t know what was going to happen from one second to the next.
Interviewer: Victoria, how involved were you with Maurice and Chelsea’s casting?
Victoria Gotti: I was very much part of it, but I have to give [Lifetime] credit because I think, in the end, they wouldn’t make a decision without my final approval, which was nice. [With Maurice], I told them, ‘I think he’s the guy.’ And then Chelsea was right after that. They’re both brilliant. I thank Lifetime for [acknowledging I know] who is going to be better at playing the people that I know better than anybody else there does.
Interviewer: Chelsea and Maurice, how nerve-wracking was it to meet Victoria, especially given her hands-on involvement in the project?
Maurice: For Chelsea, it was difficult because Victoria’s right there [and she’s playing her]. It’s like if I had John Gotti in front of me; it’s a lot of pressure and would be very difficult. But for me, it’s a very difficult and very exhilarating role. The best advice was from Victoria when she said to play [John] like Michael Corleone in The Godfather and not Tony Soprano. And also, I had a great connection with Chelsea. It was like a father/daughter [relationship].
Chelsea: I’ll never forget when we met in the hotel the first day, and I was very excited because I grew up watching General Hospital. When I found out I was doing the movie, my mom was freaking out and then I was like, ‘And guess who’s playing John Gotti?!’ I mean, it was just crazy. I’m such a fan.
Interviewer: Victoria, you narrate the film and appear on camera. Was that your decision?
Victoria: I wish I could take the credit for that, but I can’t. The network called me…I was against it.
So why did you say yes?
Victoria: They threatened me. [Laughs] I’m kidding. They said if I didn’t like it when we finished, they’d take it out.
Interviewer: What was the most challenging scene?
Maurice: Everything kept me up at night. I truly wanted to be great for Victoria, because it’s her father. I wanted to be great for Chelsea, who I’m working with. Same for Catherine [Cyran], the director. And for Lifetime. So it was non-stop pressure. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve seen enough [clips] to know it looks amazing. Chelsea’s amazing. I’m pretty good. I think I’m actually good. [Laughs]
Chelsea: I was just stressed about doing justice to somebody who is alive and well, and this is their story. I wanted to tell it in the most authentic and genuine way I can tell it. And it was so amazing having Victoria there. I just remember meeting her and being at the read-through, which was such a big turning point because then it wasn’t just the script, it’s a life. This isn’t just the stories that I knew over the years: This is a really genuine and lovely person with a family and an amazing grandson she loves.
Interviewer: Chelsea, what moments with Victoria stand out to you?
Chelsea: One of the most special things we did together was open her wedding dress, which I ended up wearing in the movie. Hearing about her wedding day informed so much of my performance. It leads to a lot of what else happens in the movie.
Victoria: Yeah, it was very, very weird. It was strange but cathartic.
Interviewer: Victoria, what do you hope viewers take away from this very personal look into your family dynamic?
Victoria Gotti: What I’ve always said, which is that we’re human. I look at my three sons as my greatest accomplishments in my life, and I’ll always say it. That, to me, is a gift from God. I feel like if people look at us and see that we’re human, then that’s all they need to know. And they judge my sons for who they are and myself for who I am. That’s all. My expectations aren’t any higher than that.