Aida Turturro

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Aida Turturro
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Turturro at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 58)
Alma materState University of New York at New Paltz (BA)
Years active1989–present
RelativesJohn Turturro (cousin)
Nicholas Turturro (cousin)

Aida Turturro (/ɑːˈdə/ /tərˈtʊər/; born September 25, 1962) is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano on the HBO drama series The Sopranos.

Early life[edit]

Aida Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of a Sicilian mother, Dorothy, a homemaker, and an Italian-American father, Domenick Turturro, an artist.[1]

After graduating from high school, Turturro earned a Bachelor or Arts degree in theatre from the State University of New York at New Paltz.[2]

In 2001, Turturro was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.[3] Turturro has worked to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.[4]

Film career[edit]

Turturro appeared in her first film in 1989.

She has also acted in films such as True Love, What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, and Illuminata. Turturro also had small parts in Sleepers and Deep Blue Sea.

She appears also in the 2005 movie Romance & Cigarettes, directed by her cousin John.

Television career[edit]

Turturro played Janice Soprano in The Sopranos. She appeared in 49 episodes from 2000–2007, earning two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007.

In 2009, Turturro appeared in "Bite Me," a sixth-season episode of the CBS series Medium, playing the evil Bobbi Catalano.

Turturro appeared in the eighth-season episode "Car Periscope" of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2012, Turturro appeared in "Day of the Iguana," an episode of Nurse Jackie, which reunited her with her Sopranos co-star Edie Falco. She played Laura Vargas, the titular character's lawyer.

In 2013, Turturro appeared in the fourth-season episode "Drawing Dead" of Blue Bloods.

Between 2013 and 2016, she appeared in seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Felicia Catano.

In 2016, Turturro appeared as Maura Figgis, sister of gangster Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis on the Fox police procedural sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

In 2017, Turturro appeared in "Il Mostro" in the second season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 True Love Grace
1991 What About Bob? Prostitute
1992 Jersey Girl Angie
1993 Life with Mikey Officer Moran
1994 Angie Tina
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Madame Esther
1994 Junior Louise
1995 Denise Calls Up Linda
1996 Sleepers Mrs. Salinas
1996 Tales of Erotica Kim Segment: "The Dutch Master"
1997 Made Men Angie
1997 Fool's Paradise Susan
1998 Fallen Tiffany
1998 OK Garage Mary
1998 Woo Tookie
1998 Illuminata Marta
1998 Jaded Helen Norwich
1998 Crossfire Miss Pasquantonio
1998 Celebrity Olga
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Brenda
1999 24 Nights Marie
1999 Deep Blue Sea Brenda Kerns
1999 Freak Weather Glory
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Nurse Crupp
1999 ’’Mickey Blue Eyes’’ Waitress
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Jean Ferraro
2001 Sidewalks of New York Shari
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Emily / Gina
2005 Romance & Cigarettes Rosebud
2010 A Little Help Nancy Feldman
2011 Mozzarella Stories Autilia
2014 Rob the Mob Anna
2017 Making a Killing Connie


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Law & Order Carmen "Happily Ever After"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Lydia Main role
1995 New York News Gina "A Question of Truth"
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Rox 2 episodes
1997 The Practice TV Commercial Producer "Race with the Devil"
2000–2007 The Sopranos Janice Soprano Main role (seasons 2–6)
2004 Wild Card Maddy "Premonition Mission"
2008 ER Sheryl Hawkins 3 episodes
2009 Medium Bobbi Catalano "Bite Me"
2010 Mercy Evelyn "That Crazy Bitch Was Right"
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Gabby "Car Periscope"
2012 Nurse Jackie Laura Vargas "Day of the Iguana"
2013 Blue Bloods Miss Dominga "Drawing Dead"
2013–2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Felicia Catano Recurring role
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Maura Figgis 2 episodes
2017 Grey's Anatomy Lynne Gagliano "It Only Gets Much Worse"
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Carmela Tafani "Il Mostro"
2017–2018 The Blacklist Heddie Hawkins Recurring role


  1. ^ "Aida Turturro Biography (1962-)".
  2. ^ "SUNY New Paltz - Points of Pride". Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  3. ^ "Dangerous Diabetes: Affliction of the Stars". December 21, 2007.
  4. ^ ""Sopranos" Star Aida Turturro Brings Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Campaign to Philadelphia". Archive. 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-18.CS1 maint: others (link)

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