More Annabella Sciorra Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Chasing Liberty)Annabella Sciorra received an Emmy nomination for her highly acclaimed performance in the role of Gloria Trillo on HBO's The Sopranos, opposite James Gandolfini.
Sciorra made a profound impact with her impressive role opposite Wesley Snipes in Jungle Fever, Spike Lee's groundbreaking story of a young mixed-race relationship. Following that, she starred in the dramatic thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle for director Curtis Hanson and then in Anthony Minghella's Mr. Wonderful, opposite Matt Dillon. She next starred in the Peter Medak film Romeo is Bleeding, opposite Gary Oldman, and in Abel Ferrara's The Addiction and later re-teamed with Ferrara, this time as both an actress and associate producer, in his period piece, The Funeral, with Christopher Walken.
Sciorra received critical acclaim for her role as the beleagured wife of a police officer in a small New Jersey town in Copland, starring opposite Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in the highly praised drama, written and directed by James Mangold.
Her additional film credits include the romantic comedy Mr. Jealousy, opposite Eric Stoltz; the fantasy drama What Dreams May Come, with Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr.; the Italian film Domenica, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival; Whispers in the Dark; Internal Affairs, directed by Mike Figgis; The Night We Never Met; The Hard Way, directed by John Badham; Once In The Life, directed by Laurence Fishburne; King of the Jungle; Cadillac Man, directed by Roger Donaldson; and Sam The Man, directed by Gary Winick. For her leading performance in her film debut True Love, Sciorra received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress.
While growing up in Connecticut and New York, Sciorra was trained in both classic dance and theater. Her stage work includes appearances at the Nuyorican Poets Café, where she worked extensively with writer/director Reinoldo Povod. She has also performed at the Promenade Theater in Those The River Keeps, written and directed by David Rabe. Most recently, she appeared on stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Under the Blue Sky.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Chasing Liberty" (02-Dec-2003)