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Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo, who plays the role of Gina, Joey's sister in Joey, has charmed America as Adriana, Christopher's loyal and loving fiancée on HBO's critically acclaimed The Sopranos, and is currently in production on Focus Features' Assault on Precinct 13, a remake of John Carpenter's 1976 thriller. De Matteo is also currently developing the feature film The Waylon Jennings Tribute which she will direct and produce. Similar to The Last Waltz, the film will focus on a huge concert.

De Matteo was most recently seen on the big screen co-starring with Gina Gershon in Prey for Rock n' Roll directed by Alex Steyermark. Her other feature films include Warner Bros.' Swordfish and Abel Ferrara's R'Xmas.

As if acting wasn't enough, de Matteo co-owns the ultra hip East Village boutique Filth Mart.

During her downtime, de Matteo always returns to HB Studios where her mother has taught playwriting for over 25 years. She and her partner Robin Whitehouse devote a lot of time to the studio and their company, Great Dane Productions, as they find new writers and projects as well as working on their own material. In fact, right after Joey wraps production this year, de Matteo will head back to New York to star in a play her mother scripted entitled The Heart Transplant.

De Matteo has a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in film production. She currently lives in New York and her birthday is January 19.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Drea de Matteo Facts

Birth NameAndrea Donna de Matteo
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1973 (44)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Drea de Matteo compared to you?
Awards2004 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for The Sopranos)

Selected Filmography

Not available.