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Facts of Cara Buono

Full NameCara Buono
First NameCara
Last NameBuono
Birth NameCara Buono
Birth CityNew York
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePeter Thum
No Of Children1
FilmographyStranger Things,Monsters and Men
Height165 cm
Weight56 kg
Networth$10 M
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Date of BirthMarch 1,1971
Age48 years

Stranger Things is one of the much loved Netflix series with a million viewers from all over the world and if you are one of them then you don't need an introduction of Karen Wheeler. The character is portrayed by none other than actress, Cara Buono.

Buono role Mrs. Wheeler's personal life is full of twist in the show, recently on 3rd season, she has an affair with a man named Billy. But what her real-life looks like, let's find out,

Cara Buono Personal Life

Cara Buono is a married woman. But who is her husband? Is she shares any children with her partner?

Married Life and Husband

Buono is happily married to her longtime boyfriend, Peter Thum since August 2010. Her husband is the businessman, philanthropist best known as the founder of ‘Ethos Water.’

Cara Buono with her husband Peter Thum at 2018 Emmy Awards.
Source: Pop Sugar

The couple dated for several years before committed as husband and wife in a private wedding ceremony. After her marriage, Cara shifted in Greenwich Village along with her husband.


The actress shares an adorable daughter, Esme Thum with her husband. The couple welcomes their baby girl on 2013 but the exact date of her birth is still underwrap. 

Buono often shares her daughter pictures on her Instagram where she garners 809k+ followers. It isn't wrong to say, her whole Instagram is filled with the pictures of her little ones.

As pf now, Cara with her husband and daughter lives in New York City.

Cara Buono Net Worth

As a prominent American actress, Cara Buono definitely has an impressive net worth. In her 26 years long-acting career, she featured in several films and TV series.

Net Worth and Earnings

Buono holds a decent sum of the net worth of $10 million and all thanks to her career. Similarly, her husband, Peter Thum also possesses a net worth of $10 million, so, in the combine, the couple has $20 million net worth.

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The actress nearly earns $500,000-$800,000 from her screen appearances. Moreover, she also earns $2,415.75-$4,026.25 per promotional post from Instagram.

Movies and Box-office Sucess

Buono is part of several hit films in her career and some of them are enlisted below;

YearMovieBudgetBox-office CollectionIMDb rating
2010Let Me In$20 million$24.1 million7.1 stars
2015Paper Towns$12 million$85.5 million6.3 stars

Cara Buono Body Measurements

Cara Buono stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.65 meters) and weighs around 56 Kg (123 lbs). Stranger Thing star's eyes are dark brown while her hair color is blonde.

Quick Facts: Cara Buono

American actress, Cara Buono.
Source: Fame Bytes

  • Born on March 1, 1971, in The Bronx, New York, the United States in a blue-collar family.
  • She grew up with her three siblings; two brothers and a sister.
  • She is of Italian descent.
  • Attended  Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and graduated from Columbia University with a double major in English and political science.
  • Just like Hannah Margaret and Alexandra Krosney, she also started acting from her early days. She made her debut at 12 in Harvey Fierstein's play Spookhouse.
  • Her first screen role is Joann in Dream Street in 1989.
  • It was her idea that Karen Wheeler would be drinking wine in season 1 of Stranger Things.

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Updated On Wed Aug 21 2019 Published On Tue Aug 20 2019 By arya