Annabella Sciorra at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.
March 8, 1960 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra (//, SHOH-rə; born March 8, 1960) is an American actress. Her film roles include Jungle Fever (1991), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Cop Land (1997) and What Dreams May Come (1998). She was nominated for a 2001 Emmy Award for playing Gloria Trillo in The Sopranos (2001–04).
Sciorra was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father. Her parents are Italian American, and her father emigrated from Carunchio, Abruzzo in 1951. Sciorra studied dance as a child, and as she grew older, began taking drama lessons at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
On November 5, 1981, Sciorra founded the Brass Ring Theater Company at the age of 21. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love, and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever. She starred in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land. She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos. From 2005 to 2006, she portrayed Detective Carolyn Barek on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
|1990||Internal Affairs||Heather Peck|
|1990||Reversal of Fortune||Sarah|
|1991||Hard Way, TheThe Hard Way||Susan|
|1991||Jungle Fever||Angie Tucci|
|1991||Prison Stories: Women on the Inside||Nicole||Television film|
|1992||Hand That Rocks the Cradle, TheThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle||Claire Bartel|
|1992||Whispers in the Dark||Ann Hecker|
|1993||Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never Met||Ellen Holder|
|1993||Romeo Is Bleeding||Natalie Grimaldi|
|1995||Addiction, TheThe Addiction||Casanova|
|1995||Cure, TheThe Cure||Linda|
|1995||Favorite Deadly Sins||Brenda||Television film|
|1996||Innocent Sleep, TheThe Innocent Sleep||Billie Hayman|
|1996||Funeral, TheThe Funeral||Jean|
|1997||Destination Anywhere: The Film||Dorothy||Video|
|1997||Cop Land||Liz Randone|
|1997||Asteroid||Dr. Lily McKee||Television film|
|1997||Mr. Jealousy||Ramona Ray|
|1998||New Rose Hotel||Madame Rosa|
|1998||What Dreams May Come||Annie Collins-Nielsen|
|2000||Above Suspicion||Lisa Stockton|
|2000||King of the Jungle||Mermaid|
|2000||Once in the Life||Maxine|
|2001||Jenifer||Meredith Estess||Television film|
|2001||Sam the Man||Cass|
|2004||Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story||Connie Volkos||Television film|
|2004||Chasing Liberty||Cynthia Morales|
|2004||American Crime||Jane Berger||Video|
|2004||Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel||Jeanette Maier||Television film|
|2005||12 and Holding||Carla Chuang|
|2006||Find Me Guilty||Bella DiNorscio|
|2012||Green Story, AA Green Story||Chloe|
|2013||Maid's Room, TheThe Maid's Room||Mrs. Crawford|
|2014||Wishin' and Hopin'||Ma||Television film|
|2014||Friends and Romans||Angela DeMaio|
|Locals, TheThe Locals||Mary Romano|
|1988||The Fortunate Pilgrim||Dr. Andrew McKay||Miniseries|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Dr. Sarah Conover||Episode: "The Face of God"|
|2001–2004||Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos||Gloria Trillo||7 episodes|
|2003||Queens Supreme||Judge Kim Vicidomini||13 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Maggie Dettweiler||Episode: "The Abominable Showman"|
|2005–2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Det. Carolyn Barek||12 episodes|
|2007||L Word, TheThe L Word||Kate Arden||3 episodes|
|2007||ER||Diana Moore||2 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Lawyer||Episode: "Self-made"|
|2009||Mental||Nora Skoff||12 episodes|
|2010||Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth||Madeline Landon||Episode: "When Cougars Attack"|
|2012||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Lesli Rand||Episode: "Waiting for Knock"|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Dr. Grace Meherin||Episode: "Front Page News"|
|2013||CSI:Crime Scene Investigation||Nancy Brass||Episode: "Skin in the Game"|
|2014||Taxi Brooklyn||Jeanette Vandercroix||Episode: "Black Widow"|
- Those The River Keeps
- The Vagina Monologues
- Roar (2004)
- Spain (2007)
- The Motherfucker with the Hat (2011)
- "Annabella Sciorra: Brooklyn to Broadway". Newsday.com. April 15, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "Resolution J2215-2013: Commending Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 Italian-American Day Honoree". New York State Senate. June 10, 2013.
Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York. On November 5, 1981, at the age of 21, Annabella Sciorra founded the Brass Ring Theater Company
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