Annabella Sciorra

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Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
Born(1960-03-24) March 24, 1960 (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
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.
Born(1960-03-24) March 24, 1960 (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Joe Petruzzi
(1989–1993; divorced)

Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra[2] (/ˈʃrə/, SHOH-rə; born March 24,[3] 1960[2][4]) is an American actress.[5]

Early life[edit]

Sciorra was born in Brooklyn, New York,[1][2] to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father.[6] Her parents are Italian American,[7] and her father emigrated from Carunchio, Abruzzo in 1951.[8] Sciorra studied dance as a child, and as she grew older, began taking drama lessons at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.[9]

Career[edit]

On November 5, 1981, Sciorra founded the Brass Ring Theater Company at the age of 21.[2] She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love,[10] 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,[11] and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land.[12] She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Sciorra was married to actor Joe Petruzzi from 1989 to 1993, and was romantically linked with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2007.[13][14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989True LoveDonna
1990Internal AffairsHeather Peck
1990Cadillac ManDonna
1990Reversal of FortuneSarah
1991Hard Way, TheThe Hard WaySusan
1991Jungle FeverAngie Tucci
1991Prison Stories: Women on the InsideNicoleTelevision film
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
1995Favorite Deadly SinsBrendaTelevision film
1996Innocent Sleep, TheThe Innocent SleepBillie Hayman
1996UnderworldDr. Leah
1996Funeral, TheThe FuneralJean
1997HighballMolly
1997Little CityNina
1997Destination Anywhere: The FilmDorothyVideo
1997Cop LandLiz Randone
1997AsteroidDr. Lily McKeeTelevision film
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
2001JeniferMeredith EstessTelevision film
2001Sam the ManCass
2004Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown StoryConnie VolkosTelevision film
2004Chasing LibertyCynthia Morales
2004American CrimeJane BergerVideo
2004Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street BrothelJeanette MaierTelevision film
2004Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown StoryConnie VolkosTelevision film
200512 and HoldingCarla Chuang
2006Find Me GuiltyBella DiNorscio
2006MarvelousLara
2012Green Story, AA Green StoryChloe
2013Maid's Room, TheThe Maid's RoomMrs. Crawford
Locals, TheThe LocalsMary Romano

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Fortunate Pilgrim, TheThe Fortunate PilgrimOctaviaMiniseries
2001Touched by an AngelDr. Sarah ConoverEpisode: "The Face of God"
2001–2004Sopranos, TheThe SopranosGloria Trillo7 episodes
2003Queens SupremeJudge Kim Vicidomini13 episodes
2005Law & Order: Trial by JuryMaggie DettweilerEpisode: "The Abominable Showman"
2005–2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentDet. Carolyn Barek12 episodes
2007L Word, TheThe L WordKate Arden3 episodes
2007ERDiana Moore2 episodes
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentLawyerEpisode: "Self-made"
2009MentalNora Skoff12 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"
2014Taxi BrooklynJeanette VandercroixEpisode: "Black Widow"

Stage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annabella Sciorra: Brooklyn to Broadway". Newsday.com. April 15, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Resolution J2215-2013: Commending Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 Italian-American Day Honoree". New York State Senate. June 10, 2013. Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York. On November 5, 1981, at the age of 21, Annabella Sciorra founded the Brass Ring Theater Company 
  3. ^ "Today in history: March 24". msnbc.msn.com. March 24, 2006. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Klein, Melissa (June 24, 2012). "Just ‘maid’ for a Coney parade". New York Post. Brooklyn-born actress Annabella Sciorra, 52 
  5. ^ a b Hernandez, Ernio (March 24, 2004). "Annabella Sciorra Stars in World Premiere of Roar, Starting Off-Broadway March 24". Playbill. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  6. ^ Strauss, Bob (March 26, 1991). "Sciorra Molds a Career in the Movie Business". Los Angeles Daily News via Utah Deseret News. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  7. ^ Fusco, Maria Pia (April 30, 2000). "Sciorra: i film di Scorsese rovina di noi italo-americani". La Repubblica. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Quagliarella, Gianni (September 18, 1999). "Abruzzo News: 18 September 1999". Abruzzo2000. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annabella Sciorra: Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Search Past Nominees – Results". Film Independent. 2008. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  11. ^ "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle". EW.com. January 17, 1992. 
  12. ^ a b "Annabella Sciorra as Gloria Trillo: The Sopranos". HBO. Archived from the original on October 22, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  13. ^ Celebrity FAQs> "Annabella Sciorra's biography". CelebrityFAQs.com. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Annabella Sciorra Splits From Bobby Cannavale". Starpulse.com. June 10, 2008. Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Bitter Alison Pill for Annabella Sciorra". The New York Daily News. September 13, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010. 
  16. ^ 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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