Aleksa Palladino

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Aleksa Palladino
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Palladino at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Bang Bang Club
Born (1980-09-21) September 21, 1980 (age 35)
New York City, New York, USA
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1996–present

Aleksa Palladino (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her lead roles in Manny & Lo, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Find Me Guilty, Boardwalk Empire, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Life and career[edit]

Palladino was born in New York City, where she grew up and worked as an actress. Her debut role was as Lo in the critically acclaimed Manny & Lo opposite Scarlett Johansson, where she played a 16-year-old character despite being 14 at the time. The next year she was given her first lead role in the short film Number One Fan with Glenn Fitzgerald, and soon appeared in Wrestling with Alligators with Joely Richardson, the well-received The Adventures of Sebastian Cole with Adrian Grenier, and Second Skin with Fitzgerald again.

The year 2000 saw the release of Palladino's Red Dirt, followed by the independent film Lonesome, and Storytelling with Selma Blair. She then had guest appearances in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos (where she played 2 different characters) and Law & Order.

In 2004, Palladino returned to acting with a guest appearance on Medium, followed by her lead role in Spectropia and a supporting one in Find Me Guilty with Vin Diesel. After working in Find me Guilty, director Sidney Lumet offered Palladino the role of Chris Lasorda in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. She then appeared in The Picture of Dorian Gray, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde, and landed a supporting role in the acclaimed horror sequel Wrong Turn 2: Dead End.

Palladino's next role came in the critically acclaimed HBO's series Boardwalk Empire, in which she played Angela Darmody.

She currently is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Exitmusic. In 2012 Exitmusic released their full-length album, Passage, on the indie label Secretly Canadian.

She is also a series regular on the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire as Sara Wheeler.



Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Veil Karen Sweetzer
2014 The Midnight Swim Isa
2008 Acts of Mercy Maggie Collins
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Chris Lasorda
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End Mara
The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane
2006 Find Me Guilty Marina DiNorscio
Spectropia Spectropia
2005 The Ring Two Young Nurse
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Frances the Girl in Italian Class
2001 Ball in the House Lizzie
Storytelling Catherine ('Fiction')
Lonesome Lily Randolph
2000 Red Dirt Emily Whaley
1999 Cherry Darcy
1998 Second Skin Gwen
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole Mary
Celebrity Production Assistant
A Cool, Dry Place Bonnie
Wrestling with Alligators Maddy Hawkins
1997 Number One Fan Sadie
1996 Manny & Lo Lo

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Halt and Catch Fire Sara Wheeler Main Cast (Season 2)
2014 Elementary Iris Lanzer Episode: Corpse de Ballet
2010-2011 Boardwalk Empire Angela Darmody 22 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Angela Ep. 8.13
2006 Without a Trace Katie Duncan Ep. 5.07
2005 Medium Lyla Gallagher/Geraldine Hanscombe Ep. 2.05
2004 The Sopranos Alex Ep. 5.09
2003 Law & Order Teresa Drosi Ep. 14.5
2002 The Sopranos Alex Ep. 4.12
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lilly Carlyle Ep. 1.13
2000 The Huntress Brandi Thorson Pilot

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