Annabella Sciorra

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Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra
(1964-03-24) March 24, 1964 (age 50)[1]
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.[2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Joe Petruzzi (1989–1993; divorced)

Annabella Sciorra (/ˈʃrə/, SHOH-rə; born March 24, 1964[1]) is an American film, television, and stage actress.[3] Sciorra received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love,[4] and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever. She starred in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,[5] and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land.[6] She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sciorra was born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York,[2] to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father.[7] Both her parents are Italian American,[8] and her father emigrated from Carunchio, Abruzzo, in 1951.[9]

She studied dance as a child and as she grew older, began taking drama lessons at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in New York City.[10]

On November 5, 1981, she founded the Brass Ring Theater Company at the age of 20.[10][11]

She was married to actor Joe Petruzzi from December 31, 1989, until 1993, and was romantically linked with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2007.[12][13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 True Love Donna
1990 Internal Affairs Heather Peck
1990 Cadillac Man Donna
1990 Reversal of Fortune Sarah
1991 Hard Way, TheThe Hard Way Susan
1991 Jungle Fever Angie Tucci
1992 Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle Claire Bartel
1992 Whispers in the Dark Ann Hecker
1993 Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never Met Ellen Holder
1993 Romeo Is Bleeding Natalie Grimaldi
1993 Mr. Wonderful Leonora
1995 Addiction, TheThe Addiction Casanova
1995 Cure, TheThe Cure Linda
1996 Innocent Sleep, TheThe Innocent Sleep Billie Hayman
1996 Underworld Dr. Leah
1996 Funeral, TheThe Funeral Jean
1997 Highball Molly
1997 Little City Nina
1997 Destination Anywhere: The Film Dorothy Video
1997 Cop Land Liz Randone
1997 Mr. Jealousy Ramona Ray
1998 New Rose Hotel Madame Rosa
1998 What Dreams May Come Annie Collins-Nielsen
2000 Above Suspicion Lisa Stockton
2000 King of the Jungle Mermaid
2000 Once in the Life Maxine
2001 Sunday Betibù
2001 Sam the Man Cass
2004 Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Connie Volkos Television film
2004 Chasing Liberty Cynthia Morales
2004 American Crime Jane Berger Video
2005 12 and Holding Carla Chuang
2006 Find Me Guilty Bella DiNorscio
2006 Marvelous Lara
2012 Green Story, AA Green Story Chloe
2013 Maid's Room, TheThe Maid's Room Mrs. Crawford Post-production
???? Locals, TheThe Locals Mary Romano Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Fortunate Pilgrim, TheThe Fortunate Pilgrim Octavia TV miniseries
1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside Nicole TV film
1995 Favorite Deadly Sins Brenda TV film
1997 Asteroid Dr. Lily McKee TV film
2001 Touched by an Angel Dr. Sarah Conover Episode: "The Face of God"
2001 Jenifer Meredith Estess TV film
2001–2004 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Gloria Trillo Recurring role (7 episodes)
2003 Queens Supreme Judge Kim Vicidomini Recurring role (13 episodes)
2004 Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel Jeanette Maier TV film
2004 Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story Connie Volkos TV film
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Maggie Dettweiler Episode: "The Abominable Showman"
2005–2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Carolyn Barek Main role (12 episodes)
2007 L Word, TheThe L Word Kate Arden Episodes: "Little Boy Blue", "Literary License to Kill", "Long Time Coming"
2007 ER Diana Moore Episodes: "Photographs and Memories", "Lights Out"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lawyer Episode: "Self-made"
2009 Mental Nora Skoff Main role (12 episodes)
2010 Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth Madeline Landon Episode: "When Cougars Attack"
2012 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Lesli Rand Episode: "Waiting for Knock"
2013 Blue Bloods Dr. Grace Meherin Episode: "Front Page News"
2013 CSI Nancy Brass Episode: "Skin in the Game"
2014 Taxi Brooklyn Jeanette Vandercroix Episode: "Black Widow"



  1. ^ a b "Today in history: March 24". 2006-03-24. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Annabella Sciorra: Brooklyn to Broadway. (2011-04-15). Retrieved on 2012-06-05.
  3. ^ a b Hernandez, Ernio (2004-03-24). "Annabella Sciorra Stars in World Premiere of Roar, Starting Off-Broadway March 24". Playbill. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Search Past Nominees – Results". Film Independent. 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  6. ^ a b "vAnnabella Sciorra as Gloria Trillo: The Sopranos". HBO. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  7. ^ Strauss, Bob (1991-03-26). "Sciorra Molds a Career in the Movie Business". Los Angeles Daily News via Utah Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  8. ^ Fusco, Maria Pia (2000-04-30). "Sciorra: i film di Scorsese rovina di noi italo-americani". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  9. ^ Quagliarella, Gianni (1999-09-18). "Abruzzo News: 18 September 1999". Abruzzo2000. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ a b "Annabella Sciorra: Biography". Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  11. ^ "Current Entity Name: BRASS RING THEATER COMPANY, INC.". NYS Department of State Division of Corporations Entity Information. Retrieved 2010-09-13. [dead link]
  12. ^ Celebrity FAQs> "Annabella Sciorra's biography". Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  13. ^ "Annabella Sciorra Splits From Bobby Cannavale". 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  14. ^ "Bitter Alison Pill for Annabella Sciorra". The New York Daily News. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  15. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe. "Actress Annabella Sciorra swaps TV, film roles for Broadway part in 'The Motherf-- with the Hat'", Daily News (New York), March 27, 2011

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