Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra is an American film, television, and stage actress. Sciorra 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."

About Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra is an American film, television, and stage actress. Sciorra 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. Sciorra was born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father. Both her parents are Italian American, her father emigrated from Carunchio, in Abruzzo region, in 1951. She studied dance as a child and began taking drama lessons as she grew older at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in New York City.

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