Jo Andres dead: Filmmaker and wife of Steve Buscemi dies aged 65

Jo Andres has died at the age of 65.

The filmmaker, choreographer and artist was married to actor Steve Buscemi for more than 30 years. According to E! News, the cause of death has not been made public.

Andres gained recognition in the New York City performance scene of the 1980s, using film projections as a backdrop for dance performances.

She then began directing, finding critical acclaim for her 1996 film Black Kite, which aired on US television channel PBS and played at Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and London film festivals.

Andres and Buscemi married in 1987. They welcomed one child together, son Lucian, in 1990.


In a 2009 interview with The Independent, Buscemi said his favorite work of art is “something by my wife Jo Andres. She paints, she makes films, she has done performance.”

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