|Born||Mar. 9, 1960
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Known for||Men in Black (1997)|
|Spouse(s)||John Byrum (????–1993)|
Linda Fiorentino is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Vision Quest, Gotcha!, After Hours, The Last Seduction, Men in Black, Jade and Dogma. For her performance in The Last Seduction she won Best Actress awards from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the London Film Critics' Circle. She was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress.
Fiorentino was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to her mother, a housewife and father, a steel contractor. She is a graduate of Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia. She has studied photography, off and on, since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Fiorentino was married to film director and writer John Byrum, until their divorce in 1993.
Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in Vision Quest.
It was not until 1994 that she became widely recognized, receiving accolades for her performance in a modern film noir, The Last Seduction, as the murderous femme fatale, Bridget. Because The Last Seduction was first aired on HBO television, Fiorentino was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews.
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