Vanessa Ferlito at the premiere of Grindhouse, Austin, Texas
December 28, 1976 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1976) is an American actress.
An Italian American, Ferlito was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father died when she was two of a heroin overdose. Her mother and stepfather own a hair salon in Brooklyn. Ferlito gave birth to her son Vince in September 2007.
She is known for her roles in The Sopranos, Man of the House, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, for her role as Claudia Hernandez during 24's third season, but she is most commonly known for her role as Detective Aiden Burn on CSI: NY. She chose to leave the show because she wanted to focus on theatre and films, where her biggest role to date has been as the trader Audrey in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps who helps Jake, the main protagonist get revenge against the film's antagonist Bretton James.
Although she is of Italian descent she often plays Latinas on TV and in films, such as Puerto Rican American Roxanna Rodriguez in Nothing Like the Holidays. In 2012, Ferlito was cast in Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland.
|2002||On Line||Jordan Nash|
|2002||25th Hour||Lindsay Jamison|
|2004||Tollbooth, TheThe Tollbooth||Gina|
|2005||Man of the House||Heather|
|2008||Nothing Like the Holidays||Roxanna Rodriguez|
|2009||Madea Goes to Jail||Donna|
|2009||Julie & Julia||Cassie|
|2010||Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps||Audrey|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Sylvia|
|2001-2004||Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos||Tina Francesco||Episodes: "Another Toothpick", "Rat Pack"|
|2002||Third Watch||Val||Episode: "Blackout"|
|2003||Law & Order||Tina Montoya||Episode: "Star Crossed"|
|2003||Undefeated||Lizette Sanchez||TV movie|
|2003–2004||24||Claudia Hernandez||11 episodes|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Aiden Burn||Episode: "MIA/NYC NonStop"|
|2004–2006||CSI: NY||Aiden Burn||26 episodes|
|2006||Drift||Georgia Fields||TV movie|
|2011||Cooper and Stone||Angela Stone||TV movie|
|2013–present||Graceland||Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco||Main cast|
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