Annabella Sciorra

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Annabella Sciorra (born March 29, 1960) 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 fashion stylist mother and a veterinarian father. Her father is of half Cuban and half Italian descent, while her mother is of French descent. 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. On November 5, 1981, she founded the Brass Ring Theater Company at the age of 21. She was married to actor Joe Petruzzi from December 31, 1989 until 1993 and was romantically linked with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2007.
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