March 9, 1960 or March 9, 1958
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Years active||1985–2002, 2009|
|Known for||The Last Seduction (1994)
Men in Black (1997)
|Spouse(s)||John Byrum (????–1993)|
Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958 or 1960) is an American actress. She became known for her leading role in the 1985 coming-of-age drama film Vision Quest; then, in the same year she earned wide recognition for her role in the action film Gotcha! (1985); later on, she appeared in After Hours (1985), Queens Logic (1991) and Jade (1995).
In 1997, Fiorentino's career took an upturn due to her role in the science-fiction action comedy film Men in Black; afterwards she appeared in the films Dogma (1999), Where the Money Is (2000), and Liberty Stands Still (2002). For her performance in the 1994 film The Last Seduction, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Fiorentino was born March 9, 1958 or March 9, 1960, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Turnersville section of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. In 1980, she earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia. She has studied photography since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Fiorentino was married to film director and writer, John Byrum, until their divorce in 1993.
Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in Vision Quest.
She then starred in the action film Gotcha! which was filmed in the United States, Paris, and on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Her co-star, Anthony Edwards, later directed her in Charlie's Ghost Story.
It was not until 1994 that she became widely recognized, receiving accolades for her performance in a modern film noir, The Last Seduction, as the murderous femme fatale, Bridget. Because The Last Seduction was first aired on HBO television, Fiorentino was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews.
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