Aida Turturro
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Aida Turturro
Aida Turturro
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Turturro at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active 1989–present

Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos (1999-2007).

Personal life

Aida Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of a Sicilian mother, Dorothy, a homemaker, and an Italian-American father, Domenick Turturro, an artist.[1] Actors John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, and Natalie Turturro are her cousins.

Turturro has worked to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.[2]

Film career

Turturro appeared in her first film in 1989.

She has also acted in films such as True Love, What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, and Illuminata. Turturro also had small parts in Sleepers and Deep Blue Sea.

She appears also in the 2005 movie Romance & Cigarettes, directed by her cousin John.

Television career

Turturro played Janice Soprano in The Sopranos. She appeared in 49 episodes from 2000-2007, earning two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007.

In 2009, Turturro appeared in "Bite Me," a sixth-season episode of the CBS series Medium, playing the evil Bobbi Catalano.

Turturro appeared in the eighth-season episode "Car Periscope" of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2012, Turturro appeared in "Day of the Iguana," an episode of Nurse Jackie, which reunited her with her Sopranos co-star Edie Falco. She played Laura Vargas, the titular character's lawyer.

In 2013, Turturro appeared in the fourth-season episode "Drawing Dead" of Blue Bloods.

Between 2013 and 2016, she appeared in seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Felicia Catano.

In 2016, Turturro appeared as Maura Figgis, sister of gangster William "The Butcher" Figgis on the Fox police procedural sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

In 2017, Turturro appeared in "Il Mostro" in the second season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1989 True Love Grace
1991 What About Bob? Prostitute
1992 Jersey Girl Angie
1993 Life with Mikey Officer Moran
1994 Angie Tina
1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy Madame Esther
1994 Junior Louise
1995 Denise Calls Up Linda
1996 Sleepers Mrs. Salinas
1996 Tales of Erotica Kim Segment: "The Dutch Master"
1997 Made Men Angie
1997 Fool's Paradise Susan
1998 Fallen Tiffany
1998 O.K. Garage Mary
1998 Woo Tookie
1998 Illuminata Marta
1998 Jaded Helen Norwich
1998 Crossfire Miss Pasquantonio
1998 Celebrity Olga
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Brenda
1999 24 Nights Marie
1999 Deep Blue Sea Brenda Kerns
1999 Freak Weather Glory
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Nurse Crupp
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Jean Ferraro
2001 Sidewalks of New York Shari
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Emily / Gina
2005 Romance & Cigarettes Rosebud
2010 A Little Help Nancy Feldman
2011 Mozzarella Stories Autilia
2014 Rob the Mob Anna
2017 Making a Killing Connie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Law & Order Carmen "Happily Ever After"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Lydia Main role
1995 New York News Gina "A Question of Truth"
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Rox "The Poor Pitiful Put-Upon Singer Episode", "The Big Easy Episode"
2000-2007 The Sopranos Janice Soprano Guest role (season 1), main role (seasons 2-6)
2004 Wild Card Maddy "Premonition Mission"
2008 ER Sheryl Hawkins "...As the Day She Was Born", "Truth Will Out", "Tandem Repeats"
2009 Medium Bobbi Catalano "Bite Me"
2010 Mercy Evelyn "That Crazy Bitch Was Right"
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Gabby "Car Periscope"
2012 Nurse Jackie Laura Vargas "Day of the Iguana"
2013 Blue Bloods Miss Dominga "Drawing Dead"
2013-2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Felicia Catano Recurring role
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Maura Figgis "Maximum Security", "Bureau"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Lynne Gagliano "It Only Gets Much Worse"
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Carmela Tafani "Il Mostro"
2017-18 The Blacklist Heddie Hawkins Recurring role

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