Linda Fiorentino

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Linda Fiorentino
Born(1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationRosemont College
OccupationActress, photographer
Years active1985–present
Known forMen in Black (1997)
Spouse(s)John Byrum (????–1993)
 
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Linda Fiorentino
Born(1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationRosemont College
OccupationActress, photographer
Years active1985–present
Known forMen in Black (1997)
Spouse(s)John Byrum (????–1993)

Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1960), is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Vision Quest, Gotcha!, After Hours, The Last Seduction, Men in Black, Jade and Dogma. For her performance in The Last Seduction she won Best Actress awards from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the London Film Critics' Circle. She was also nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Actress.

Personal life[edit]

Fiorentino was born March 9, 1960, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2] She is a graduate of Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia.[2] She has studied photography since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Fiorentino was married to film director and writer, John Byrum, until their divorce in 1993.[3]

Career[edit]

Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in Vision Quest.

She then starred in the action film Gotcha! which was filmed in the U.S., Paris, and East Berlin. Her co-star, Anthony Edwards, later directed her in Charlie's Ghost Story.

It was not until 1994 that she became widely recognized, receiving accolades for her performance in a modern film noir, The Last Seduction, as the murderous femme fatale, Bridget. Because The Last Seduction was first aired on HBO television, Fiorentino was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews.

She later worked again with director John Dahl, who cast her in his film Unforgettable.

Fiorentino played the female lead in Men in Black in 1997. In 1999 she was the female lead in Kevin Smith's Dogma.

Fiorentino co-starred with Paul Newman in the 2000 heist film Where the Money Is; later[3] she played a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film Liberty Stands Still opposite Wesley Snipes.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985Vision QuestCarla
1985Gotcha!Sasha
1985After HoursKiki Bridges
1985Alfred Hitchcock PresentsBetsy Van KennonTV series
Episode: "The Night Caller"
1988The ModernsRachel Stone
1988WildfireKay
1989The Neon EmpireLucyTV movie
1991Queens LogicCarla
1991ShoutMolly
1992StrangersHelenTV movie
1992Chain of DesireAlma D'Angeli
1992Beyond the LawRenee Jason
1993Acting on ImpulseSusan GittesTV movie
1994The Last SeductionBridget Gregory/Wendy KroyIndependent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (2nd place)
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
1995Bodily HarmRita Cates
1995The Desperate TrailSarah O'RourkeVideo
1995JadeTrina Gavin
1995Charlie's Ghost StoryMarta
1996UnforgettableMartha Briggs
1996Larger than LifeTerry Bonura
1997Kicked in the HeadMegan
1997Men in BlackLaurel WeaverNominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Sci-Fi
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1998Body CountNatalie
1999DogmaBethany Sloane
2000Ordinary Decent CriminalChristine Lynch
2000What Planet Are You From?Helen Gordon
2000Where the Money IsCarol
2002Liberty Stands StillLiberty Wallace
2009Once More with FeelingLydia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linda Fiorentino Biography". Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Linda Fiorentino biography". tribute.ca. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Gaul, Lou (April 23, 2000). "Actress tries to remain unforgettable". The Beaver County Times. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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