December 28, 1980 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1980) She is a Italian-American actress. Ferlito is known for roles on television shows: 24, CSI: NY, and Graceland. Subsequently, she appeared in other films including: Spider-Man 2 (2004), Shadowboxer (2005), Man of the House (2005), Grindhouse (2007), Death Proof (2007), Nothing Like the Holidays (2008), Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Julie & Julia (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Stand Up Guys (2014).
Ferlito is a Brooklyn, NY native who developed acting aspirations early in her life and broke into the entertainment business through a series of guest spots and recurring roles. On the small screen, Ferlito was a series regular on CBS’s enormously successful CSI: NY as a member of the forensic investigation team led by Gary Sinise. Ferlito has also appeared in other highly acclaimed series, including HBO’s The Sopranos, NBC’s Law & Order and Third Watch, and a recurring role as ‘Claudia’ in FOX’s smash hit series 24.
Ferlito also starred in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia opposite Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and Amy Adams; Tyler Perry’s hit film Madea Goes to Jail for Lionsgate, as well as in Alfredo de Villa’s Nothing Like the Holidays with Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo and Jay Hernandez.
Prior to that, Ferlito starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Deathproof opposite Kurt Russell. Tarantino wrote the role specifically for Vanessa, whose name means “Butterfly,” identical to the character in the film; Lee Daniel’s Shadowboxer with Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr., and in Stephen Herek’s Man of the House opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Vanessa can be seen on Graceland, the hit series on the USA network from writer Jeff Eastin which was recently renewed for a third season. She also most recently appeared in the Lionsgate feature film, Standup Guys, opposite Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. In 2013, Ferlito starred as ‘Lizette Sanchez’ in John Leguizamo’s acclaimed boxing drama 'Undefeated (2003 film)' which earned her an NAACP nomination for Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie.
|2002||On Line||Jordan Nash|
|2002||25th Hour||Lindsay Jamison|
|2004||Tollbooth, TheThe Tollbooth||Gina|
|2005||Man of the House||Heather|
|2007||Grindhouse||Butterfly (segment of Death Proof)|
|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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