Vanessa Ferlito has gone from NYC dance floors to L. A. film sets with her tough Brooklyn charm intact. Raised by her mother and stepfather, Ferlito started modeling in her teens and began throwing pa...
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|CSI: New York||2012 2003 - 2012||Actor||(regular until 10/2005)||20127|
|Man of the House||2005||Actor||Heather||20057|
|Graceland||Actor||Catherine "Charlie" Lopez||7|
|24||2009 2000 - 2009||Actor||Claudia||20097|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Aiden Burn||20117|
|Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail||2009||Actor||Donna||20097|
|Undefeated||2002 2001 - 2002||Actor||Lizette||20027|
|Nothing Like the Holidays||2008||Actor||Roxanna Rodriguez||20087|
|Stand Up Guys||2012||Actor||Sylvia||20127|
|Julie & Julia||2009||Actor||Cassie||20097|
|Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps||2010||Actor||Audrey||20107|
|25th Hour||2002||Actor||Lindsay Jamison||20027|
|Landed a role in "Nothing Like the Holidays."|
|Cast in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."|
|Cast as an FBI agent on USA's "Graceland."|
|Featured on HBO's "The Sopranos."|
|Played a forensic investigator on CBS's "CSI:NY."|
|Made film debut in the horror film "On_Line."|
|Cast as a drug kingpin's girlfriend on FOX's "24."|
|Featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof."|
Ferlito grew up hanging out in her mother's Brooklyn hair salon and dreaming of stardom. A brief modeling stint with the Wilhelmina agency in the mid-'90s brought her into the glamorous downtown New York City club scene, where she quickly began hosting parties and attracting attention. Encouraged to get an agent after she appeared in a cover story in New York Magazine, Ferlito transitioned to acting and in 2001 landed her debut role on "The Sopranos;" it would turn out to be the one of her few roles that drew upon her native Italian-American heritage. Her sultry looks next found her playing an Internet adult film star in "On_Line," and a drug czar's trophy girlfriend on the third season of "24."
After leaving Jack Bauer and Co. in 2004, Ferlito was cast as hotheaded investigator Aiden Burn on the popular "CSI: NY," where she stayed for nearly two years before moving on to portray a cheerleader under witness protection in 2005's "Man of the House." In a lucky break, Quentin Tarantino paid a visit to the set one day and became so enamored of the freewheeling actress that he cast her as the brazen Arlene in "Death Proof," whose iconic lap dance with Kurt Russell was cut from the original theatrical release but later restored on DVD. In 2008, a year after giving birth to son Vince, Ferlito was featured in the ensemble family drama "Nothing Like the Holidays," and later appeared in the critically-acclaimed "Julie & Julia" (2009). After a supporting role opposite Shia LaBeouf in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Ferlito joined the cast of USA's edgy "Graceland" (2013- ) as Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco, an FBI agent who goes deep undercover.
|Grew up in Brooklyn with her mother and stepfather; her biological father died when she was just three years old.|
|Was inspired by her vegan makeup artist to become a vegetarian and is now an animal rights advocate and PETA supporter.|
|Is of Italian-American descent, but is often cast as Latina characters.|
|Has appeared in two iterations of CBS' long-running "CSI" franchise: "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY."|
|Was a New York City club kid in the late '90s, and was discovered after appearing in an article in New York Magazine.|
|"Money was never an issue for me. I was just happy to be able to be creative and release some of this madness in my brain. I finally found a place for myself. I never knew what I wanted to do in my life." - from www.MoviesOnline.ca, 2008|
|People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)|
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