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 53)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active 1989–present

Aida Turturro (Ah-ee-da Toor-toor-ro; born September 25, 1962) is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos (1999–2007).

Personal 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] Actors John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, and Natalie Turturro are her cousins.

Turturro has worked to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.[2]

Film career[edit]

Turturro appeared in her first film in 1989.

She has also acted in films such as True Love (1989 film), What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, 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 73 episodes from 2000-2007.

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 former Sopranos co-star Edie Falco. She played Laura Vargas, the titular character's lawyer.

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