Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra (born March 8, 1960) is an American actress.
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...
Quotes by Annabella Sciorra
Your mind can't always tell the difference between pretend and reality if you pretend too long; or if you go too deep and really believe in what you're doing. If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there, it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place, whatever that is.
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