Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958) 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 Best Actress Bafta Film Award.
Personal life 
Fiorentino was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a housewife mother and a steel contractor father. Fiorentino is of Italian American Catholic background. 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. She was married to director John Byrum for a time, but they divorced in 1993. She is still very close to Byrum's children. She splits her time between Westport, Connecticut, and New York City.
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.
She later worked again with director John Dahl, who cast her in his film Unforgettable.
In 1997, Fiorentino played the female lead in Men in Black. In 1999, she was the female lead in Kevin Smith's Dogma.
Fiorentino co-starred with Paul Newman in the 2000 heist film Where the Money Is and with Chazz Palminteri in the 2009 film Once More with Feeling.
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