Vanessa Ferlito

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Vanessa Ferlito

At the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
Born(1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 31)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
 
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Vanessa Ferlito

At the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
Born(1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 31)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present

Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1977)[1] is an American actress.

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Personal life

An Italian American,[2] Ferlito was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father died when she was three. Her mother and stepfather own a hair salon in Brooklyn.[2] Ferlito gave birth to her first child, son Vince, in September 2007.[2][3][4]

She was inspired by her vegan makeup artist Kara to become a vegetarian, and is a supporter of animal rights, and an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).[5]

Career

She is known for her roles in The Sopranos, Man of the House, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, for her role as Claudia Hernandez during 24's third season, but she is most commonly known for her role as Detective Aiden Burn on CSI: NY. She chose to leave the show because she wanted to focus on theatre and films,[6] where her biggest role to date has been as the trader Audrey in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps who helps Jake, the main protagonist get revenge against the film's antagonist Bretton James.[7]

Even though she is of Italian descent she often plays Latinas on TV and in films.[2] In 2012, Ferlito was cast in Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland.[8]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002On LineJordan NashFilm
25th HourLindsay JamisonFilm
2003UndefeatedLizette SanchezTV movie
2004Spider-Man 2LouiseFilm
The TollboothGinaFilm
2005Man of the HouseHeatherFilm
ShadowboxerVickiFilm
2006DriftGeorgia FieldsTV movie
2007GrindhouseArlene / 'Butterfly'Film (Death Proof segment)
DescentBodega GirlFilm
2008Nothing Like the HolidaysRoxanna RodriguezFilm
2009Julie & JuliaCassieFilm
Madea Goes to JailDonnaFilm
2010Wall Street: Money Never SleepsAudreyFilm
2011Cooper and StoneAngela StoneTV movie
2012DukeCookieFilm (Post-production)
2013Stand Up Guys

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001, 2004The SopranosTina FrancescoEpisodes 3.05 "Another Toothpick" and
5.02 "Ratpack"
2002Third WatchValEpisode 3.22 "Blackout"
2003Law & OrderTina MontoyaEpisode 13.14 "Star Crossed"
2003–200424Claudia Hernandez11 episodes in Season 3
2004CSI: MiamiDetective Aiden BurnEpisode 2.23 "MIA/NYC NonStop"
2004–2006CSI: NYDetective Aiden Burn26 episodes in Seasons 1–2

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