Linda Fiorentino

Linda Fiorentino

Infobox actor

birthname = Clorinda Fiorentino
birthdate = birth date and age|1958|3|9cite web |url= |title=Linda Fiorentino Biography |]
birthplace = Dallas, Texas
occupation = Actress
yearsactive = 1985- present
spouse = John Byrum (1992 - 1993)Fact|date=January 2008
awards = NYFCC Award for Worst Actress
1994 "The Last Seduction"

Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in films such as "Dogma", "Vision Quest", "Men in Black", "Jade", " After Hours" and "The Last Seduction".


Personal life

Fiorentino was born Tessa Fiorentino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father was a steel contractor and her mother, also named Clorinda, was a homemaker. [ Linda Fiorentino Biography (1960?-) ] ] Fiorentino is of Italian American Catholic background. [Seitz, Matt Zoller. [ Iron butterfly: Last Seduction star Linda Fiorentino revels in bitchiness] , "Dallas Observer", November 24, 1994. Accessed July 3, 2008.] She graduated from Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia. [ [ "Linda Fiorentino prevails with dignity"] , "The Philadelphia Inquirer", July 16, 2003, Page E02] She has studied photography, off and on, since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She was married to director John Byrum for a time, but they divorced in 1993. She is still very close to Byrum's children. She splits her time between Westport, Connecticut and New York City.


Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in "Vision Quest". It was not until 1994 that she became widely recognized, receiving accolades for her performance in "The Last Seduction" as femme fatale Bridget, almost the textbook example of a murderous seductress in a modern film noir. Because it was first aired on HBO television she was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews.

She later worked again with director John Dahl, who cast her in his film "Unforgettable". Her co-star from "Gotcha!", Anthony Edwards, has also directed her in one of his films.

The 1995 erotic thriller "Jade", directed by William Friedkin, was expected to enhance the actress's status as a sex symbol, but the movie turned out to be a critical and commercial failure. Fiorentino was placed 66th on a list of "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" by "Empire magazine".

Fiorentino has developed a reputation as a difficult actress to work with. This is supported by Kevin Smith's account of her behavior working on the 1999 film Dogma. During shooting, she would stop talking to Smith for the whole day. [Papamichael, Stella. [ BBC interview with Kevin Smith, 2004] ] In retrospect, Smith wishes he had instead given Fiorentino's part to Janeane Garofalo. [ [ Linda Fiorentino - Biography] ]

Her most recent leading role was as a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film "Liberty Stands Still". Fiorentino also co-starred with Paul Newman in a 2000 heist film, "Where the Money Is".


*"Vision Quest" (1985) - Carla
*"Gotcha!" (1985) - Sasha
*"After Hours" (1985) - Kiki Bridges
*"Wildfire" (1988) - Kay
*"The Moderns" (1988) - Rachel
*"Strangers" (1991) - Helen
*"Shout" (1991) - Molly
*"Queen's Logic" (1991)
*"Chain of Desire" (1992) - Alma D'Angeli
*"Beyond the Law" (1992) - Renee Jason
*"The Last Seduction" (1994) - Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy
*"The Desperate Trail" (1994) - Sarah O'Rourke
*"Jade" (1995) - Trina Gavin
*"Unforgettable" (1996) - Dr. Martha Briggs
*"Larger Than Life" (1996) - Terry Bonura
*"Men in Black" (1997) - Dr Laurel Weaver/"L"
*"Body Count" (1998) - Natalie
*"Dogma" (1999) - Bethany Sloane
*"Ordinary Decent Criminal" (2000) - Christine Lynch
*"What Planet Are You From?" (2000) - Helen Gordon
*"Where the Money Is" (2000) - Carol MacKay
*"Liberty Stands Still" (2002) - Liberty Wallace

###@@@KEY@@@###succession box
title = NYFCC Award for Best Actress
years = 1994
for" The Last Seduction"
before= Holly Hunter
for "The Piano
after = Jennifer Jason Leigh
for "Georgia"


External links

*imdb name|id=0000400|name=Linda Fiorentino

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