Esposito at the premiere of the film Sunday (2008).
April 11, 1973 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Bradley Cooper (2006–2007)|
Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress, dancer and model, known for her appearances in films such as I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam and Crash, and in television series such as Spin City, The Looney Tunes Show, Samantha Who?, and Blue Bloods.
Esposito made her first television appearance in Law & Order in 1996. She then joined the cast of Spin City, where she appeared for two seasons. She also appeared in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. One of her more notable roles was as Ruby in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam in 1999, which was set against the late-1970s backdrop of the Son of Sam murders. She originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam, but had to take a different role due to scheduling conflicts. Esposito's next film was Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000.
In 2000, Esposito appeared in the Law & Order: SVU episode Remorse as a rape victim. She played Don Cheadle's girlfriend, Ria, in the Academy Award-winning film Crash. Esposito was part of the cast of Related. She also played the part of Jennifer in The Master of Disguise in 2002 and played a Lieutenant in the NYPD in the 2004 film Taxi. She played a love interest to Denis Leary's character in the FX dramedy Rescue Me. Esposito appeared on television as Andrea Belladonna in the ABC comedy, Samantha Who?. She also appeared in the NBC medical drama Mercy. Esposito joined the cast of Blue Bloods in 2010, during its first season; she plays Detective Jackie Curatola, the partner of Detective Danny Reagan (played by 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. Rather than work around her limited schedule, CBS chose to replace her character this season. As such, Esposito only appears in six episodes, receiving also starring billing in all of them.
Esposito announced that she had been diagnosed with celiac disease on The Late Show with David Letterman in October 2011, reporting she had been diagnosed "a couple years ago" and had plans to open a gluten-free bakery. In 2012, Esposito opened the bakery in Manhattan's East Village under the name "Jennifer's Way Bakery."
According to Esposito, she collapsed on set while shooting an episode of Blue Bloods, requiring her to miss a week of work, and during the show's third season, informed CBS that her medical condition would limit her availability. On October 20, 2012, CBS announced that her character was being placed on indefinite leave of absence. Esposito and CBS reportedly have been at odds over her medical condition and its effect on her availability for work.
|1996||Sunshine Boys, TheThe Sunshine Boys||Jeannie||Television film|
|1997||Brother's Kiss, AA Brother's Kiss||Lucy|
|1997||Kiss Me, Guido||Debbie|
|1997||Brooklyn State of Mind, AA Brooklyn State of Mind||Donna Delgrosso|
|1998||No Looking Back||Teresa|
|1998||He Got Game||Ms. Janus|
|1998||Charlie Hoboken||Girl in church|
|1998||I Still Know What You Did Last Summer||Nancy|
|1999||Summer of Sam||Ruby|
|1999||Just One Time||Michelle|
|1999||Bachelor, TheThe Bachelor||Daphne|
|2001||Backflash||Olive Dee "Harley" Klintucker||Direct-to-video|
|2001||Proposal, TheThe Proposal||Susan Reese|
|2001||Don't Say a Word||Det. Sandra Cassidy|
|2001||Beyond the City Limits||Helena Toretti|
|2002||Welcome to Collinwood||Carmela|
|2002||Master of Disguise, TheThe Master of Disguise||Jennifer Baker|
|2004||Breakin' All the Rules||Rita Monroe|
|2004||Crash||Ria||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
|2004||Taxi||Lt. Marta Robbins|
|2005||Snow Wonder||Pilar||Television film|
|2006||Jesus, Mary and Joey||Frankie Vitello|
|2009||Four Single Fathers||Suzanne|
|2010||Wish List, TheThe Wish List||Sarah||Television film|
|2012||Bending the Rules||Olivia Garcia|
|1995||City, TheThe City||Connie Soleito||Unknown episodes|
|1996||Law & Order||Gina Tucci||Episode: "Good Girl"|
|1997||Feds||Flo||Episode: "Crash and Burn"|
|1997||Prince Street||Episode: "Drugs, Lies and Videotape" (unaired)|
|1997–1999||Spin City||Stacey Paterno||Main cast (seasons 2–3); 36 episodes|
|1998||New York Undercover||Gina Stone||3 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sara Logan||Episode: "Remorse"|
|2013||Partners in Crime||Unsold CBS pilot|
|2004–2005||Judging Amy||Louann "Crystal" Turner||8 episodes|
|2005–2006||Related||Ginnie Sorelli||Main cast; 19 episodes|
|2006||More, Patience||Patience More||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2006||Law & Order||Justine Bailey||Episode: "In Vino Veritas"|
|2007||Rescue Me||Nona||5 episodes|
|2007–2009||Samantha Who?||Andrea Belladonna||Main cast|
|2010||Mercy||Jules Fattore||2 episodes|
|2010–2012||Blue Bloods||Jackie Curatola||Main cast (seasons 1–3); 46 episodes|
|2011–2012||Looney Tunes Show, TheThe Looney Tunes Show||Tina Russo (voice)||5 episodes|
|2009||Broadroom, TheThe Broadroom||Roan||Main cast|
- Jennifer Esposito. "AskMen.com — Jennifer Esposito". Ca.askmen.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Jennifer Esposito Biography (1973?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Jennifer Esposito Opening A Bakery".
- 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.
- 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.
- Jennifer Esposito at the Internet Movie Database
- Jennifer Esposito's Living, Eating & Getting Better.
- Jennifer Esposito's "Jennifer's Way" Facebook Page.