Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American [1 ] actress, dancer and model, known for her appearances in the films , I Still Know What You Did Last Summer , and Summer of Sam , and in the television series Crash , Spin City , The Looney Tunes Show , and Samantha Who? . Blue Bloods
Early life [ edit ]
Esposito was born in
Brooklyn, New York, the second of two daughters of Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer. She is of [2 ] Italian descent. [3 ]
Esposito made her first television appearance in
in 1996. She then joined the cast of Law & Order , where she appeared for two seasons. She also appeared in Spin City . One of her more notable roles was as Ruby in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Spike Lee's in 1999, which was set against the late-1970s backdrop of the Summer of Sam Son of Sam murders. She was originally cast in the Mira Sorvino role, but had to take a different role due to scheduling conflicts. Esposito's next films included , Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 , and the 2004 film The Master of Disguise . Her most high-profile film role to date was as Taxi Don Cheadle's girlfriend Ria, in the Academy Award-winning film . Crash
Esposito has made television appearances on the series
, Law & Order: SVU , and Rescue Me . She was a regular cast member on Mercy and Related . Samantha Who?
Esposito joined the cast of
in 2010, during its first season; she played Detective Jackie Curatola, the partner of Detective Danny Reagan (played by Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg). In the third season, Esposito entered a dispute with CBS regarding doctor's orders for her to cut back working hours due to her Celiac disease. After collapsing on set, requiring her to miss a week of work, Esposito informed CBS that her medical condition would limit her availability. Rather than work around her limited schedule, on October 20, 2012, CBS announced that her character was being placed on indefinite leave, and ultimately replaced her character. Esposito therefore only appeared in six episodes that season, but received starring billing in all of them. [4 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Esposito announced that she had been diagnosed with
celiac disease on in October 2011. The Late Show with David Letterman In 2012, she opened a gluten-free bakery called "Jennifer's Way Bakery" in Manhattan's [5 ] East Village. [6 ]
Bradley Cooper on December 30, 2006. They filed for [7 ] divorce in May 2007, which was finalized that November. [8 ] [9 ]
In 2009, Esposito became engaged to Australian tennis player
Mark Philippoussis. The couple separated in August 2010. [10 ] [11 ] In May 2013, she became engaged to British model Louis Dowler. [12 ] [13 ]
On April 22, 2014,
Da Capo Lifelong Books published Esposito's book Jennifer's Way, which describes her personal struggle with celiac disease.
Filmography [ edit ]
City, The The City Connie Soleito
Law & Order Gina Tucci
Episode: "Good Girl"
Episode: "Crash and Burn"
Episode: "Drugs, Lies and Videotape" (unaired)
Spin City Stacey Paterno
Main cast (seasons 2–3); 36 episodes
New York Undercover Gina Stone
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sara Logan
Partners in Crime
Judging Amy Louann "Crystal" Turner
Related Ginnie Sorelli
Main cast; 19 episodes
More, Patience Patience More
Law & Order Justine Bailey
In Vino Veritas"
Rescue Me Nona
Samantha Who? Andrea Belladonna
Mercy Jules Fattore
Blue Bloods Jackie Curatola
Main cast (seasons 1–3); 46 episodes
Looney Tunes Show, The The Looney Tunes Show
Tina Russo (voice) 5 episodes
Taxi Brooklyn Monica Pena
Broadroom, The The Broadroom Roan
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Jennifer Esposito. "AskMen.com — Jennifer Esposito". Ca.askmen.com . Retrieved 2010-04-11.
^ "Jennifer Esposito Biography (1973?-)". Filmreference.com . Retrieved 2010-04-11.
^ Berg, S.Z. (September 25, 2012). "Jennifer Esposito Takes on a New Leading Role: Celiac Advocate". Huffington Post.
^ Aussiello, Michael (21 October 2012). "Blue Bloods' Jennifer Esposito Departs Show, Slams CBS For Its 'Shameful Behavior. TVLine.com via Yahoo News '" . Retrieved 21 October 2012.
^ "Jennifer Esposito Opening A Bakery".
^ Jordan, Julie. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito Marry, People, January 4, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2008.
^ Fromm, Emily. Jennifer Esposito, Bradley Cooper Split, People, May 2, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2008.
^ Reardanz, Karen (2007-08-28). "Daily Dish : Esposito/Cooper Marriage Dissolved". SFGate . Retrieved 2010-04-11.
^ "Mark Philippoussis engaged to Jennifer Esposito". The Sunday Telegraph. October 11, 2009.
^ "Did Mark Philippoussis and Jennifer Esposito call off their engagement?". Popsugar.com.au. August 31, 2010 . Retrieved 2012-03-22.
^ Joyce Eng. "Jennifer Esposito Engaged to Mark Philippoussis". TVGuide.com.
External links [ edit ]
(2001): Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby
(2002): Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2003): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood
(2005): Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate
(2008): Slumdog Millionaire Rubina Ali, Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
(2009): Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Menochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke