Sciorra, Annabella 1964-

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Sciorra, Annabella 1964-


Surname is pronounced Shee-or-a; full name, Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra; born March 24, 1964, in Wethersfield, CT; father, a veterinarian; mother, a fashion stylist; married Joe Petruzzi (an actor), December 31, 1989 (divorced, 1993). Education: Studied acting at HB Studio, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City, and with Dennis Moore, Edward Morehouse, and Jack Garfein.


Agent—Sarah Fargo, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr. N., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Frank Frattaroli, D/F Management, 8609 East Washington Blvd., Unit 8607, Culver City, CA 90232. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress and producer. Brass Ring Theatre Company, founder; appeared in print ads. Previously worked as an aerobics instructor, waitress, bartender, and temporary office worker.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, Independent Features Project West, 1990, for True Love; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 2001, for The Sopranos.


Film Appearances:

Donna, True Love, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989.

Heather Peck, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990.

Donna, Cadillac Man, Orion, 1990.

Sarah, Reversal of Fortune, Warner Bros., 1990.

Susan, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.

Angela "Angie" Tucci, Jungle Fever, Universal, 1991.

Claire Bartel, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Buena Vista, 1991.

Ann Hecker, Whispers in the Dark, Paramount, 1992.

Leonora/Lee, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993.

Natalie Grimaldi, Romeo Is Bleeding, Gramercy, 1993.

Ellen Holder, The Night We Never Met, Miramax, 1993.

Casanova, The Addiction, October Films, 1995.

Linda, The Cure, Universal, 1995.

Billie Hayman, The Innocent Sleep (also known as Innocent Sleep), Castle Hill, 1995.

Jeanette/Jean, The Funeral, October Films, 1996.

Dr. Leah, Underworld, Legacy Releasing, 1996.

Liz Randone, Cop Land (also known as CopLand), Miramax, 1997.

Nina, Little City, Miramax, 1997.

Ramona Ray, Mr. Jealousy, Lions Gate Films, 1997.

Molly, Highball, Shoreline Entertainment, 1997.

Ann Collins-Nielsen, What Dreams May Come, Poly-Gram Filmed Entertainment, 1998.

Madame Rosa, New Rose Hotel, Avalanche Releasing, 1998.

Maxine, Once in the Life, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Cass, Sam the Man, 2000.

Mermaid, King of the Jungle, Urbanworld Films, 2000.

Betibu, Domenica (also known as Sunday), 2000.

Cynthia Morales, Chasing Liberty, Warner Bros., 2004.

Jane Berger, American Crime, Mainline Releasing, 2004.

Carla Chuang, Twelve and Holding, IFC Films, 2006.

Bella DiNorscio, Find Me Guilty (also known as Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story and Fine Me Guilty—Der Mafiaprozess), Yari Film Group, 2006.

Lara, Marvelous, 2006, Boll World Sales, 2008.

Film Work:

Associate producer, The Funeral, October Films, 1996.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gloria Trillo, The Sopranos, HBO, 2001-2004.

Judge Kim Vicidomini, Queens Supreme, CBS, 2003-2007.

Detective Carolyn Barek, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2005-2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Brenda/Lisa, "Lust," Favorite Deadly Sins (also known as National Lampoon's "Favorite Deadly Sins"), Showtime, 1995.

Dorothy, Destination Anywhere, VH1, 1997.

Lisa Stockton, Above Suspicion, USA Network, 2000.

Meredith Estess, The Jenifer Estess Story (also known as Jenifer), 2002.

Jeanette Maier, The Madam's Family: The Truth about the Canal Street Brothel, CBS, 2004.

Connie Volkos, Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (also known as Identity Theft and Ma vie volee), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Octavia, The Fortunate Pilgrim (also known as Mamma Lucia and Mario Puzo's "The Fortunate Pilgrim"), NBC, 1988.

Dr. Lily McKee, Asteroid (also known as Asteroid: The Sky Is Falling), NBC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Nicole, "New Chicks," segment of "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1991.

Presenter, The 1993 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1993.

(Uncredited) The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Judge Kim Vicidomini, Queens Supreme, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Sarah Conover, "The Face of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

Maggie Dettweiler, "The Abominable Snowman," Law & Order: Trial by Jury, NBC, 2005.

Kate Arden, "Little Boy Blue," The L Word, Showtime, 2007.

Kate Arden, "Literary License to Kill," The L Word, Showtime, 2007.

Kate Arden, "Long Time Coming," The L Word, Showtime, 2007.

Diana Moore, "Photographs and Memories," ER, NBC, 2007.

Diana Moore, "Lights Out," ER, NBC, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Susuie, Those the River Keeps, American Repertory, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Rebecca, Shyster, Naked Angels, Blue Heron Arts Center, New York City, 1999.

Hala, Roar, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Barbara, Spain, Manhattan Class Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Also appeared in Bus Stop; Cries and Shouts; Love and Junk, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City; Orpheus Descending; Snow Angel; Stay with Me, West Bank Cafe; Three Sisters; and Trip Back Down, Actors Repertory Theatre; also performed at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.



Interview, April, 1991, pp. 119, 128.

Parade, January, 2006, p. 12.

Premiere, October, 1991, p. 59.

Quick and Simple, February 27, 2007, p. 35.

TV Guide, August 16, 2003, p. 18.