Vanessa Ferlito

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 parties in the '90s ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1980 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

CSI: New York 2004 - 2006, 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: New Orleans 2016 - 2017 (Tv Show)

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All Mistakes Buried 2016 (Movie)

Franki (Actor)

Graceland 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Stand Up Guys 2012 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

Audrey (Actor)

Julie & Julia 2009 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 (Movie)

Roxanna Rodriguez (Actor)

Death Proof 2007 (Movie)

Arlene (Actor)

Descent 2007 (Movie)

Bodega Girl (Actor)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Arlene (Actor)

Shadowboxer 2006 (Movie)

Vickie (Actor)

The Tollbooth 2006 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Man of the House 2005 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

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Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

The Sopranos 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

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On_Line 2003 (Movie)

Jordan Nash (Actor)

Undefeated 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Biography

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 parties in the '90s NY club scene. Her dreams of singing eventually turned to acting and in 2001 she landed her first role on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), which she followed up with a supporting role in the thriller "On_Line" (2002). An Italian-American often cast as a Latina, Ferlito soon discovered her love of traveling and need for variety meant finding a balance between TV and film work. In 2004 she left her role as a drug kingpin's girlfriend on "24" (FOX, 2001-2010) to appear opposite Tommy Lee Jones in "Man of the House" (2005), which led to her being cast in Quentin Tarantino's 2007 grindhouse homage "Death Proof." From 2004-06 the strict vegetarian and animal rights supporter appeared as a forensic investigator on the long-running "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ), and she later portrayed a feisty girlfriend in "Nothing Like the Holidays" (2008); a corporate ally in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010); and an undercover FBI agent in the USA drama "Graceland" (2013-15). She may not have had a plan but Vanessa Ferlito has found all the success she dreamed of.

Milestones

2013

Cast as an FBI agent on USA's "Graceland."

2010

Cast in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

2008

Landed a role in "Nothing Like the Holidays."

2007

Featured in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof."

2004

Played a forensic investigator on CBS's "CSI:NY."

2003

Cast as a drug kingpin's girlfriend on FOX's "24."

2002

Made film debut in the horror film "On_Line."

2001

Featured on HBO's "The Sopranos."

Bonus Trivia

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Grew up in Brooklyn with her mother and stepfather; her biological father died when she was just three years old.

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Was inspired by her vegan makeup artist to become a vegetarian and is now an animal rights advocate and PETA supporter.

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Is of Italian-American descent, but is often cast as Latina characters.

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Has appeared in two iterations of CBS' long-running "CSI" franchise: "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY."

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Was a New York City club kid in the late '90s, and was discovered after appearing in an article in New York Magazine.

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