Jennifer Esposito

Actress, Waitress
Her beauty and Brooklyn roots set Jennifer Esposito apart, helping her to benefit from the late-1990s New York indie boom. She notched roles in acclaimed indies as well as two Spike Lee films, "He Got Game" (1998) and ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Crude 2014 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

Bending the Rules 2014 (Movie)

Officer Garcia (Actor)

Conspiracy 2014 (Movie)

Joanna (Actor)

Jesus, Mary and Joey 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Taxi Brooklyn 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1997 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Playing with Fire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burn Notice 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mamitas 2012 (Movie)

Mrs. Ramey (Actor)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mercy 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Samantha Who? 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Rescue Me 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Related 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Ria (Actor)

Judging Amy 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breakin' All the Rules 2004 (Movie)

Rita Monroe (Actor)

Taxi 2004 (Movie)

Lt Marta Robbins (Actor)

Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Master of Disguise 2002 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

Carmela (Actor)

Backflash 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Detective Sandra Cassidy (Actor)

Rip It Off 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Just One Time 2000 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Just One Time 2000 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Proposal 2000 (Movie)

Susan Reese (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

Solina (Actor)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Ms Janus (Actor)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

No Looking Back 1998 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Side Streets 1998 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Kiss Me Guido 1997 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

The City 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Brooklyn State of Mind 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Wonder (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys (TV Show)

Actor

The Wish List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Her beauty and Brooklyn roots set Jennifer Esposito apart, helping her to benefit from the late-1990s New York indie boom. She notched roles in acclaimed indies as well as two Spike Lee films, "He Got Game" (1998) and "Summer of Sam" (1999). Often cast as a police officer, Esposito remained frustratingly on the cusp of stardom, racking up supporting roles in big-screen disappointments that included "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" (1998), "The Bachelor" (1999), "Dracula 2000" (2000), and "Master of Disguise" (2002). A brief marriage to Bradley Cooper raised tabloid eyebrows as well. She fared better on film with strong roles in "Don't Say a Word" (2001) and the Oscar-winner "Crash" (2004), but had her biggest successes on television, as Michael J. Fox's sassy secretary on "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), the starring role as the eldest sister on "Related" (The WB, 2005), and Christina Applegate's bitchy best friend on "Samantha Who?" (ABC, 2007-09). Although she did all she could with each part, Esposito deserved bigger and better roles, and fans and critics hoped she would be given the opportunity to prove it.

Relationships

Benjamin Bratt Actor

Companion
Met 1996 when she made guest appearance on "Law & Order" (NBC) Had eight-month relationship No longer together

Bradley Cooper Actor

Husband
Dated for eighteen months before they wed in secret on Dec. 21, 2006 Esposito reportedly filed for divorce just four months after their wedding, citing irreconcilable differences Divorced on Nov. 10, 2007

Robert Esposito

Father

Phyllis Esposito

Mother

Cameron Mathison

Companion
Appeared on "All My Children" dated from 1998-2000

Jonny Lee Miller Actor

Companion
Reportedly involved summer 2000 during filming of "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000" No longer together

Mark Philippoussis

Companion
Announced engagement in October 2009

Chris Schupp

Companion
No longer together

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Moore Catholic High School

Staten Island , New York

Milestones

2007

Cast as the title character's best friend and co-worker in the ABC comedy "Samantha Who?"

2007

Played a love interest to Denis Leary's character in the FX series, "Rescue Me"

2005

Cast on the WB drama, "Related"

2005

Starred in Paul Haggis' directorial debut, "Crash"

2005

Had a recurring role on the CBS drama, "Judging Amy"

2002

Played Carmela in the Russo Brothers' "Welcome to Collinwood"

2002

Appeared in the Dana Carvey comedy, "Master of Disguise"

2001

Played a detective in the Michael Douglas thriller, "Don't Say a Word"

2000

Co-starred in "Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000"

1999

Had breakthrough screen role as the love interest of a punk musician (Adrien Brody) in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam"

1998

Had a recurring role as a mobster's daughter on "New York Undercover" (FOX)

1998

First appearance in a Spike Lee film, "He Got Game"

1998

Joined the cast of the ABC series, "Spin City" as the Deputy Mayor's (Michael J. Fox) secretary, Stacy Paterno; left in the fourth season

1997

Made feature film debut in "Kiss Me, Guido"

1995

Made TV debut on the ABC soap, "The City" as Connie Soleito

1995

Played a supporting role in the CBS remake of "The Sunshine Boys"; co-starred Woody Allen and Peter Falk

Bonus Trivia

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"I want to be on 'NYPD Blue' before my life is over. I want to be a killer; I want to be a cop. I could be [Rick Schroder's] love interest with a drug problem. I've already got it planned." - Esposito quoted in TV Guide, Feb. 27, 1999

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