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 (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).

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 "Ill Mostro" in the second season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Selected filmography

References

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