LINDA FIORENTINO Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Linda Fiorentino                                                                 
Birth name: Clorinda Fiorentino                                                       
Born: 9 March 1958 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                         
Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958 is an American actress. She is known             
for her roles in films such as Dogma, Vision Quest, Men in Black, and The Last         
Fiorentino got her first professional acting role in 1985 when she starred in         
the movie Vision Quest. It was not until 1994 that she was widely recognized,         
when she received rave reviews and accolades for her performance in the movie         
The Last Seduction, where she plays femme fatale Bridget, almost the textbook         
example of a murderous seductress in a modern film noir. Because it was aired on       
HBO television she was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best             
Actress, despite glowing reviews. She later worked 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. She was placed 66th in the list of "100     
Sexiest Stars in Film History" by Empire magazine. In 1997, she won the role in       
the science fiction comedy movie Men in Black during a poker game.                     
Her most recent film role, in Liberty Stands Still, received little attention,         
because it was filmed months before and was released a few months after the           
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She is working on a film about the           
Russian poet Anna Akmatova and producing and directing a documentary about the         
14th amendment to the Constitution.                                                   
The Chicago indie pop band, The Injured Parties, has a song about Fiorentino on       
its debut album, Fun with a Purpose (2007).