Linda Fiorentino

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Linda Fiorentino
Born(1958-03-09) March 9, 1958 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationRosemont College
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)John Byrum (1992–1993)[1]
 
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Linda Fiorentino
Born(1958-03-09) March 9, 1958 (age 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationRosemont College
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)John Byrum (1992–1993)[1]

Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958)[2] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Dogma, Vision Quest, Men in Black, After Hours and The Last Seduction.[3] 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 Best Actress Bafta Film Award.

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Personal life

Fiorentino was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] Fiorentino is of Italian American Catholic background.[4] She is a graduate of Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia.[4] She has studied photography, off and on, since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She was married to director John Byrum for a time, but they divorced in 1993. She is still very close to Byrum's children. She splits her time between Westport, Connecticut, and New York City.

Career

Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in Vision Quest. 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. Then she stars in the action film Gotcha!, which was filmed in U.S., Paris and East-Berlin. Her co-star Anthony Edwards, has also directed her in one of his films.

Fiorentino played a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film Liberty Stands Still. She co-starred with Paul Newman in the 2000 heist film Where the Money Is and with Chazz Palminteri in the 2009 film Once More with Feeling.

Filmography

References

External links

Official website