Annabella Sciorra

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Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
BornAnnabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra
(1960-03-29) March 29, 1960 (age 53)[1]
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.[2]
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Joe Petruzzi (1989–1993; divorced)
 
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Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
BornAnnabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra
(1960-03-29) March 29, 1960 (age 53)[1]
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.[2]
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Joe Petruzzi (1989–1993; divorced)

Annabella Sciorra (/ˈʃrə/, SHOH-rə; born March 29, 1960[1]) is an American film, television, and stage actress.[3] Sciorra received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love,[4] and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever. She starred in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,[5] and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land.[6] She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sciorra was born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York[2] to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father.[7] Both her parents are Italian American,[8] her father emigrated from Carunchio, Abruzzo, in 1951.[9]

She studied dance as a child and began taking drama lessons as she grew older at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in New York City.[10]

On November 5, 1981, she founded the Brass Ring Theater Company at the age of 21.[10][11]

She was married to actor Joe Petruzzi from December 31, 1989 until 1993 and was romantically linked with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2007.[12][13][14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989True LoveDonna
1990Internal AffairsHeather Peck
1990Cadillac ManDonna
1990Reversal of FortuneSarah
1991Hard Way, TheThe Hard WaySusan
1991Jungle FeverAngie Tucci
1992Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheThe Hand That Rocks the CradleClaire Bartel
1992Whispers in the DarkAnn Hecker
1993Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never MetEllen Holder
1993Romeo Is BleedingNatalie Grimaldi
1993Mr. WonderfulLeonora
1995Addiction, TheThe AddictionCasanova
1995Cure, TheThe CureLinda
1996Innocent Sleep, TheThe Innocent SleepBillie Hayman
1996UnderworldDr. Leah
1996Funeral, TheThe FuneralJean
1997HighballMolly
1997Little CityNina
1997Destination Anywhere: The FilmDorothyVideo
1997Cop LandLiz Randone
1997Mr. JealousyRamona Ray
1998New Rose HotelMadame Rosa
1998What Dreams May ComeAnnie Collins-Nielsen
2000Above SuspicionLisa Stockton
2000King of the JungleMermaid
2000Once in the LifeMaxine
2001SundayBetibù
2001Sam the ManCass
2004Chasing LibertyCynthia Morales
2004American CrimeJane BergerVideo
200512 and HoldingCarla Chuang
2006Find Me GuiltyBella DiNorscio
2006MarvelousLara
2012Green Story, AA Green StoryChloe
2013Maid's Room, TheThe Maid's RoomMrs. CrawfordPost-production
????Locals, TheThe LocalsMary RomanoPre-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Fortunate Pilgrim, TheThe Fortunate PilgrimOctaviaTV miniseries
1991Prison Stories: Women on the InsideNicoleTV film
1995Favorite Deadly SinsBrendaTV film
1997AsteroidDr. Lily McKeeTV film
2001Touched by an AngelDr. Sarah ConoverEpisode: "The Face of God"
2001JeniferMeredith EstessTV film
2001–2004Sopranos, TheThe SopranosGloria TrilloRecurring role (7 episodes)
2003–2007Queens SupremeJudge Kim VicidominiRecurring role (13 episodes)
2004Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street BrothelJeanette MaierTV film
2004Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown StoryConnie VolkosTV film
2005Law & Order: Trial by JuryMaggie DettweilerEpisode: "The Abominable Showman"
2005–2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentDet. Carolyn BarekMain role (12 episodes)
2007L Word, TheThe L WordKate ArdenEpisodes: "Little Boy Blue", "Literary License to Kill", "Long Time Coming"
2007ERDiana MooreEpisodes: "Photographs and Memories", "Lights Out"
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentLawyerEpisode: "Self-made"
2009MentalNora SkoffMain role (12 episodes)
2010Whole Truth, TheThe Whole TruthMadeline LandonEpisode: "When Cougars Attack"
2012Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeLesli RandEpisode: "Waiting for Knock"
2013Blue BloodsDr. Grace MeherinEpisode: "Front Page News"
2013CSINancy BrassEpisode: "Skin in the Game"

Stage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Today in history: March 24". msnbc.msn.com. 2006-03-24. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Annabella Sciorra: Brooklyn to Broadway. Newsday.com (2011-04-15). Retrieved on 2012-06-05.
  3. ^ a b Hernandez, Ernio (2004-03-24). "Annabella Sciorra Stars in World Premiere of Roar, Starting Off-Broadway March 24". Playbill. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Search Past Nominees – Results". Film Independent. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ The Hand That Rocks the Cradle EW.com
  6. ^ a b "vAnnabella Sciorra as Gloria Trillo: The Sopranos". HBO. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  7. ^ Strauss, Bob (1991-03-26). "Sciorra Molds a Career in the Movie Business". Los Angeles Daily News via Utah Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  8. ^ Fusco, Maria Pia (2000-04-30). "Sciorra: i film di Scorsese rovina di noi italo-americani". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  9. ^ Quagliarella, Gianni (1999-09-18). "Abruzzo News: 18 September 1999". Abruzzo2000. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ a b "Annabella Sciorra: Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  11. ^ "Current Entity Name: BRASS RING THEATER COMPANY, INC.". NYS Department of State Division of Corporations Entity Information. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  12. ^ Celebrity FAQs> "Annabella Sciorra's biography". CelebrityFAQs.com. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Annabella Sciorra Splits From Bobby Cannavale". 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  14. ^ "Bitter Alison Pill for Annabella Sciorra". The New York Daily News. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  15. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe. "Actress Annabella Sciorra swaps TV, film roles for Broadway part in 'The Motherf-- with the Hat'", Daily News (New York), March 27, 2011

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