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Jennifer Esposito

With an impressive body of work that encompasses theatre, television and film, Jennifer Esposito is one of the most sought out actresses in Hollywood.

Esposito's long line of film credits include the Academy Award-winning Crash, Taxi, alongside Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, Breakin' All the Rules, with Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union, Kiss Me Guido, No Looking Back, Boys Life 3, Just One Time and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. She's worked twice with Spike Lee, most notably in her breakthrough performance as Ruby, an aspiring punk singer whose boyfriend (Adrian Brody) is suspected of being the notorious Son of Sam killer, in Summer of Sam and in He Got Game. She was also featured in Side Streets, The Bachelor, Wes Craven's Dracula 2000 and Don't Say a Word, with Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy.

Children everywhere recognize her for her comedic performance alongside Dana Carvey in The Master of Disguise. She also joined an impressive cast in the caper comedy Welcome to Collinwood, which included Luis Guzman, William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell, Patricia Clarkson and George Clooney.

No stranger to television, Esposito most recently appeared as a guest star in five episodes of the critically acclaimed drama, Rescue Me. She also starred in Related, had a recurring role on New York Undercover and guest starred on Law & Order. In 1996 she gained favorable notice as Stacey Paterno, the spunky Brooklyn-born, Italian-American mayoral secretary in Spin City.

Esposito first got her training to become an actress while studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, where she trained for Broadway musical theatre, which led to accolades on the stage.

She currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles with her dogs.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Jennifer Esposito Facts

BirthdayApril 11, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Side Streets
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
The Master Of Disguise
Blue Bloods: Season 1
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Blue Bloods: Season 3
In Vino Veritas
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