Annabella Sciorra

Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Annabella Sciorra briefly achieved leading lady status in the early 1990s, undertaking a dangerous dalliance in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" (1991) and suffering the torments of psycho-nanny Rebecca De Mornay in "The Hand ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Back in the Day 2016 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Friends and Romans 2015 (Movie)

Angela DeMaio (Actor)

Don Peyote 2014 (Movie)

Giulietta (Actor)

Taxi Brooklyn 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Inherited 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Menabar (Actor)

The Maid's Room 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Crawford (Actor)

A Green Story 2013 (Movie)

Chloe (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whole Truth 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mental 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Marvelous 2008 (Movie)

Lara (Actor)

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The L Word 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

Carla Chuang (Actor)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

Bella DiNorscio (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Crime 2004 (Movie)

Jane Berger (Actor)

Chasing Liberty 2004 (Movie)

Cynthia Morales (Actor)

Sam the Man 2004 (Movie)

Cass (Actor)

The Sopranos 2001 - 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queens Supreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Jenifer Estess Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Jungle 2001 (Movie)

Mermaid (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Domenica 2000 (Movie)

Betibu (Actor)

Once in the Life 2000 (Movie)

Maxine (Actor)

Highball 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

New Rose Hotel 1999 (Movie)

Madame Rosa (Actor)

Little City 1998 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Ramona Ray (Actor)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

Annie Nielsen (Actor)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Liz Randone (Actor)

Destination Anywhere 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocent Sleep 1997 (Movie)

Billie Hayman (Actor)

Underworld 1997 (Movie)

Dr Leah (Actor)

The Funeral 1996 (Movie)

Jeanette (Actor)

The Addiction 1995 (Movie)

Casanova (Actor)

The Cure 1995 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Natalie Grimaldi (Actor)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

Ellen Holder (Actor)

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 (Movie)

Claire Bartel (Actor)

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Ann Hecker (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Angie Tucci (Actor)

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Cadillac Man 1990 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

True Love 1989 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Above Suspicion (TV Show)

Actor

Asteroid (TV Show)

Actor

Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Annabella Sciorra briefly achieved leading lady status in the early 1990s, undertaking a dangerous dalliance in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" (1991) and suffering the torments of psycho-nanny Rebecca De Mornay in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992). Coming of age in Brooklyn, NY, Sciorra began earning screen parts in the late 1980s, turning in a comedic performance in the breezy comedy "True Love" (1989). She would score her big break as the working class Italian-American secretary hooking up with her African-American boss (Wesley Snipes) in Lee's examination of the social dynamics of interracial relationships In "Jungle Fever." It vaulted her to bigger parts in such films as "Whispers in the Dark" (1992) and "The Night We Never Met" (1993), but she would plateau into supporting roles and largely unheralded indie fare, often cast as put-upon paramours in a run of crime films highlighted by "Romeo is Bleeding" (1993) and "Cop Land" (1997). She veered into television in 2001 as an obsessive saleswoman involved with tough-guy Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), and would go to short TV stints, playing a detective on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001- ), and a shrink on "Mental" (Fox, 2009). Throughout the 2000s, Sciorra kept her hand in off-Broadway theater, and made her Broadway debut in 2011 opposite Chris Rock in "The Motherf--ker With the Hat." A disarming beauty, Sciorra proved herself a stalwart of New York's drama scene and a captivating performer in nearly every medium in the trade.

Relationships

Bobby Cannavale Actor

Companion
Dated from 2004-2007

Joe Petruzzi Actor

Husband
Married from 1989-1993

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York, New York

HB Studio

New York, New York
Studied with Edward Morehouse

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in Stephen Adly Guirgis' controversial play "The Motherf**ker With the Hat," opposite Chris Rock

2009

Played a hospital administrator in the short-lived Fox series, "Mental"

2007

Had a recurring role on the fourth season of Showtime's "The L Word"

2006

Cast in Michael Cuesta's sophomore feature "Twelve and Holding"

2006

Played DiNorscio's (Vin Diesel) ex-wife in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty"

2005

Joined the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," as police detective Carolyn Barek

2004

Appeared in the comedy "Chasing Liberty"

2001

Played the sister of an actress who contracts Lou Gehrig's disease in the CBS TV-movie, "Jenifer"

2001

Teamed with Rosie Perez and John Leguizamo in "King of the Jungle"

2001

Played recurring role of Tony mistress, Gloria Trillo on the HBO series "The Sopranos"; received an Emmy nomination

2000

Re-teamed with Fisher Stevens in the digitally-shot independent film "Sam the Man"

2000

Played the wife of a contract killer in "Once in the Life"

1999

Acted opposite Fisher Stevens in "Shyster" at Naked Angels in NYC

1998

Had featured role in Ferrara's "The New Rose Hotel"

1998

Appeared as Robin Williams' wife in "What Dreams May Come"

1997

Received critical acclaim for her work in "Cop Land"

1997

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries, "Asteroid"

1996

Made debut as an associate producer with Ferrara's "The Funeral"; also co-starred

1995

Portrayed the mother of an AIDS-infected child in "The Cure"

1995

First collaboration with director Abel Ferrara, "The Addiction"

1994

Made her Broadway debut in David Rabe's "Those the River Keeps"

1993

Cast as Matt Dillon's ex-wife in Anthony Minghella's "Mr. Wonderful"

1993

Was one of three people sharing a NYC apartment in "The Night We Never Met"

1992

Played a new mother who hires a vengeful nanny in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"

1991

Portrayed an Italian-American woman who embarks on an affair with a married Black architect in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever"

1990

First film with Robin Williams, "Cadillac Man"; cast as Tim Robbins' straying spouse

1990

Played Ron Silver's lover in "Reversal of Fortune" and Richard Gere's wife in "Internal Affairs"

1989

Made feature film debut in "True Love"

1988

Made TV-movie debut as Sophia Loren's daughter in "Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim" (NBC)

Formed The Brass Ring Theatre Company at age 20

Appeared in off-Broadway and off-off Broadway productions and acted at the Actors Repertory Theatre

Studied dance as a child

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