Kathrine Narducci

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Kathrine Narducci
Kathrine-narducci.jpg
Narducci in 2010
Born (1965-11-22) November 22, 1965 (age 55)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present

Kathrine Narducci (Italian pronunciation: [narˈduttʃi]; born November 22, 1965) is an American actress, known for her role as Charmaine Bucco, Artie Bucco's wife, on the HBO crime drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007).[1] Her film credits include A Bronx Tale (1993), Chicago Overcoat (2009), Jersey Boys (2014), Bad Education (2019), The Irishman (2019), and Capone (2020).

Early life[edit]

Narducci was born to an Italian-American family in Italian Harlem, New York City.[2][3] Her father, Nicky Narducci, was a bar owner and local figure in the Mafia in East Harlem, and was killed in a mob-related hit in front of his bar when Kathrine was ten years old.[2]

Career[edit]

Narducci's acting career began in 1993 when she brought her 9-year-old son to an open casting call for the role of a 9-year-old boy in A Bronx Tale. While auditioning her son, Narducci successfully auditioned for the role of the film protagonist's mother.[3] In following years, she made multiple guest appearances in television shows, including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, and Blue Bloods. In 1999, she was cast as Charmaine Bucco, Artie Bucco's wife, on the HBO crime drama series The Sopranos, a role she played until series finale in 2007.

Narducci in 2007

In 2009, she starred in the gangster film Chicago Overcoat. In 2014, she played a supporting role in Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys.[4] Also that year, she was regular cast member in the Starz crime series Power.[5] The following years, she had supporting roles in films The Wizard of Lies (2017), Bad Education (2019), The Irishman (2019), and Capone (2020). In 2019, she had a recurring role in the Epix series Godfather of Harlem.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 A Bronx Tale Rosina Anello
1994 Miracle on 34th Street Mother
1998 Cuisine américaine Bridget
1998 Pishadoo Felicia Short
1999 A Whole New Day Carol Short
2000 Two Family House Estelle Visalo
2007 Slice Marie Leone Short
2007 Made in Brooklyn Anna Sciacca
2009 Blue Brenda Marshall
2009 The Deported Cynthia
2009 Chicago Overcoat Lorraine Lionello
2010 Ink Luna Short
2010 Group Sex Frannie Video
2011 The Last Gamble Kathrine
2012 To Redemption Joanne Reed
2014 Jersey Boys Mary Rinaldi
2014 Zarra's Law Laura
2016 '79 Parts Josefina
2016 Blue: The American Dream Brenda Marshall
2017 Lost Cat Corona Nora
2018 First We Take Brooklyn Gale
2017 Toute La Vie Henri Short
2017 Bricklayer's Poet Luna Short
2018 American Dresser Mary
2018 Cruise Mama Fortunato
2019 Bad Education Sharon Katz
2019 The Irishman Carrie Bufalino
2020 Capone Rosie
TBA Two Ways to Go West Faith Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Law & Order Louisa D'Angelo "Mayhem"
1995 NYPD Blue Angela Biaggi "One Big Happy Family"
1997 Law & Order Mrs. Marsh "Menace"
1997 Dellaventura Celeste Roberti "With a Vengeance"
1998 Law & Order Vicky Grant "Faccia a Faccia"
1998 Witness to the Mob Linda Milito TV film
1999–2002 Third Watch Jayme Mankowicz "Anywhere but Here", "Hell Is What You Make of It", "Cold Front"
1999–2007 The Sopranos Charmaine Bucco Recurring role (season 1), guest (season 2), main (seasons 3–6)
2004 NYPD Blue Ann Marie Fusco "Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her"
2004 Wild Card Maria Antonello "Bada Bing, Bada Busiek"
2005 Without a Trace Nurse "4.0"
2006 Cold Case Brenda "The War at Home"
2008 In Plain Sight Felicia Santoro / Felicia Amato "Pilot"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Adrianna Vidal "Babes"
2011 Workaholics Maria "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates", "Karl's Wedding"
2011 Hung Bernice "A Monkey Named Simian or Frances Is Not a Fan"
2014–15 Power Frankie Lavarro Main role (season 1), guest (season 2)
2015 Blue Bloods Anna Bianco "Love Stories"
2016 Major Crimes Kate Kotero "Cashed Out"
2017 The Wizard of Lies Eleanor Squillari TV film
2019 Godfather of Harlem Olympia Gigante

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Lavery (2006). Reading the Sopranos: hit TV from HBO. I.B.Tauris. pp. 233–. ISBN 978-1-84511-121-2. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b De Stefano, George (2007). An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America. Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus, Giroux. p. 33–34. ISBN 9780865479623. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Kathrine Narducci Chat". Baltimore Sun. April 28, 2000. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Lee, Ashley (June 20, 2014). "LAFF: Clint Eastwood Defends Casting Musical's Actors in 'Jersey Boys' Film at Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 9, 2013). "Hiroyuki Sanada To Co-Star In CBS Series 'Extant'; Starz's 'Power' Casts Trio".
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (January 8, 2019). "'Godfather Of Harlem' Casts Kathrine Narducci; Juan Riedinger Joins 'Claws'".

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