Vanessa Ferlito

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Vanessa Ferlito
Vanessa Ferlito
Born (1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 34)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Children 1

Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1980) is an American actress.


She is known for her roles in The Sopranos, Man of the House, and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, and in particular for playing Claudia Hernandez during 24's third season and Detective Aiden Burn on CSI: NY. She chose to leave the show because she wanted to focus on theatre and films,[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] In 2012, Ferlito was cast in Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland.[4]

Personal life[edit]

An Italian American,[3] Ferlito was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father died of a heroin overdose when she was two. Her mother and stepfather own a hair salon in Brooklyn.[3] Ferlito gave birth to her son Vince in September 2007.[3][5][6]

She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 On Line Jordan Nash
2002 25th Hour Lindsay Jamison
2004 Spider-Man 2 Louise
2004 Tollbooth, TheThe Tollbooth Gina
2005 Man of the House Heather
2005 Shadowboxer Vicki
2006 Gridiron Gang Lisa Gonzales
2007 Death Proof Arlene
2007 Descent Bodega Girl
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
2013 Duke Cookie Completed
Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ Carolina (October 7, 2005). "Vanessa Ferlito: It Was My Decision To Leave 'NY'". CSI Files. Retrieved August 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Staff (September 21, 2010). "Vanessa Ferlito Lost Voice Before Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Premiere". Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Staff (December 9, 2008). "Vanessa Ferlito heads home for the Holidays". CraveOnline. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Gelman, Vlada (June 29, 2012). "USA Network Gives Series Order to Graceland from White Collar Creator Jeff Eastin". TVLine. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff (August 9, 2007). "CBB Exclusive: Vanessa Ferlito expecting first child". People. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ Staff (December 11, 2011). "Vanessa Ferlito, and her son Vince". Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Vegging Out With Vanessa Ferlito".

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