Aleksa Palladino

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Aleksa Palladino
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Born (1980-09-21) September 21, 1980 (age 35)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Devon Church (m. 2003)

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 was also a series regular of Season 2 on the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire as Sara Wheeler.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Manny & Lo Laurel
1997 Number One Fan Sadie
1998 Wrestling with Alligators Maddy Hawkins
1998 Cool, Dry Place, AA Cool, Dry Place Bonnie
1998 Adventures of Sebastian Cole, TheThe Adventures of Sebastian Cole Mary
1998 Second Skin Gwen Short film
1999 Cherry Darcy
2000 Red Dirt Emily Whaley
2001 Lonesome Lily Randolph
2001 Ball in the House Lizzie
2001 Storytelling Catherine Segment: "Fiction"
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Frances
2006 Find Me Guilty Marina DiNorscio
2006 Spectropia Spectropia
2007 Picture of Dorian Gray, TheThe Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane
2007 Wrong Turn 2: Dead End Mara Stone
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Chris
2009 Acts of Mercy Maggie Collins
2014 Midnight Swim, TheThe Midnight Swim Isa
2014 Rose Rose Short film
2016 Veil, TheThe Veil Karen Sweetzer
2016 Holidays Persian

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Huntress, TheThe Huntress Brandi Thorson Episode: "Pilot"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lilly Carlyle Episode: "The Insider"
2002 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Alexandra Episode: "Eloise"
2003 Law & Order Teresa Drosi Episode: "Blaze"
2004 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Alexandra Episode: "Unidentified Black Males"
2005 Medium Lyla Gallagher / Geraldine Hanscombe Episode: "Sweet Dreams"
2006 Without a Trace Katie Duncan Episode: "All the Sinners, Saints"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Angela Episode: "All In"
2010-11 Boardwalk Empire Angela Darmody Regular role
2014 Elementary Iris Lanzer Episode: "Corpse De Ballet"
2014-15 Rogue Sarah Recurring role
2015 Halt and Catch Fire Sara Wheeler Main role

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