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Turturro at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
September 25, 1962 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Aida Turturro (Ah-ee-da Toor-toor-ro; 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).
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. Actors John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, and Natalie Turturro are her cousins.
Turturro appeared in her first film in 1989.
She appears also in the 2005 movie Romance & Cigarettes, directed by her cousin John.
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.
Turturro appeared in the eighth season episode "Car Periscope" of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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 2017, Turturro appeared in "Ill Mostro" in the second season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
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