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Clorinda "Linda" Fiorentino[1] (born March 9, 1960) is an American actress. She became known for her leading role in the 1985 coming-of-age drama film Vision Quest; then, in the same year she earned wide recognition for her role in the action film Gotcha! (1985); later on, she appeared in After Hours (1985), Queens Logic (1991) and Jade (1995). In 1997, Fiorentino's career took an upturn due to her role in the science-fiction action comedy film Men in Black; afterwards she appeared in the films Dogma (1999), Where the Money Is
Where the Money Is
(2000), and Liberty Stands Still (2002). For her performance in the 1994 film The Last Seduction, she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, the London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress
Actress
of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Leading Role.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life

3.1 Involvement in Anthony Pellicano case

4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] One of eight children in a Catholic
Catholic
Italian-American family, Fiorentino was born March 9, 1958,[1] or March 9, 1960,[2] to mother Clarinda[3] or Clorinda in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] She grew up in South Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and later the Turnersville section of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.[3] In 1976, Fiorentino graduated from Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey.[4] She began performing in plays at Rosemont College
Rosemont College
in suburban Philadelphia
Philadelphia
before graduating in 1980.[3] She has studied photography since 1987 at the International Center of Photography
International Center of Photography
in New York City.[citation needed] Career[edit] Fiorentino got her first professional role in 1985 when she starred in Vision Quest. She then starred in the action film Gotcha! which was filmed in the United States, Paris, and on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Her co-star, Anthony Edwards, later directed her in Charlie's Ghost Story. It was not until 1994 that she became widely recognized, receiving accolades for her performance in a modern film noir, director John Dahl's The Last Seduction, as the murderous femme fatale, Bridget. Because The Last Seduction
The Last Seduction
was first aired on HBO
HBO
television, Fiorentino was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews. She later worked again with Dahl on his film Unforgettable (1996). Fiorentino played the female lead in Men in Black in 1997 alongside Will Smith
Will Smith
and Tommy Lee Jones. She was reunited with her Jade (1995) co-star, David Caruso
David Caruso
in Body Count, originally announced as The Split.[5] In 1999 she played the female lead in Kevin Smith's Dogma. Fiorentino co-starred with Paul Newman
Paul Newman
in the 2000 heist film Where the Money Is, and she played a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film Liberty Stands Still opposite Wesley Snipes. Between these features, she was in talks to star in producer Tom Fontana's CBS
CBS
drama pilot Hudson's Law, but ultimately did not take the project.[6] Kyra Sedgwick appeared instead in the eventual 2001 TV-movie pilot.[7] In April 2001, the German production company Art Oko Film sued Fiorentino, alleging she caused production delays on its Georgia O’Keefe biographical drama Till the End of Time, leading to that film, co-starring Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
as Alfred Stieglitz, to cease production.[8] Fiorentino countersued, stating in her filing that she had spent 16 months helping to develop the project and that the producers had promised investors she would "perform the full frontal nudity and prurient sex scenes that they had added to the script without Fiorentino's approval."[9] Fiorentino in 2007 optioned the rights to a Jim Curtis screenplay about Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, with plans to produce and to possibly star in and direct, but no film came to fruition. During this period, Fiorentino also had been developing two documentaries, one on research into juvenile diabetes and autism and the other, titled Equal Protection, about discrimination against Italian-Americans, as well as a daytime talk show about parenting, titled The Motherhood.[10] Personal life[edit] Fiorentino was married to film director and writer John Byrum until their divorce in 1993.[11] Involvement in Anthony Pellicano case[edit] In 2009, former Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
agent Mark T. Rossini, a 17-year veteran of the agency, pleaded guilty to illegally accessing FBI computers during the prosecution of Los Angeles private investigator Anthony Pellicano.[12] According to prosecutors, Rossini was dating Fiorentino, who had previously had a relationship with Pellicano and wanted to assist his defense.[13] As part of this effort, Rossini conducted searches of government computers for information related to the Pellicano case.[14] He gave the search results to Fiorentino, who claimed to be considering writing a screenplay on the Pellicano case. In fact, she hoped to provide Pellicano's lawyers proof that prosecutors had withheld evidence from them.[13] The Assistant United States
United States
Attorney prosecuting the case against Rossini indicated that Fiorentino did pass Rossini's search results on to Pellicano's lawyers.[13] As part of his plea agreement, Rossini received a year's probation, was required to pay a $5,000 fine, and agreed to resign from the FBI.[13] (Pellicano served thirty months in federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, firearms and homemade grenades.[15] In 2008, he began serving an additional sentence for other crimes including racketeering and wiretapping; he is scheduled for release in 2019.[16]) Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1985 Vision Quest Carla

1985 Gotcha! Sasha Banicek / Cheryl Brewster, CIA Agent

1985 After Hours Kiki Bridges

1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Betsy Van Kennon TV series Episode: "The Night Caller"

1988 The Moderns Rachel Stone

1988 Wildfire Kay

1989 The Neon Empire Lucy TV movie

1991 Queens Logic Carla

1991 Shout Molly

1992 Strangers Helen TV movie

1992 Chain of Desire Alma D'Angeli

1992 Beyond the Law Renee Jason

1993 Acting on Impulse Susan Gittes TV movie

1994 The Last Seduction Bridget Gregory/Wendy Kroy Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress
Actress
of the Year New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Actress Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Leading Role Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Actress
(2nd place) Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)

1995 Bodily Harm Rita Cates

1995 The Desperate Trail Sarah O'Rourke Video

1995 Jade Trina Gavin

1995 Charlie's Ghost Story Marta

1996 Unforgettable Martha Briggs

1996 Larger than Life Terry Bonura

1997 Kicked in the Head Megan

1997 Men in Black Laurel Weaver Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress
Actress
– Sci-Fi Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress
Actress
– Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1998 Body Count Natalie

1999 Dogma Bethany Sloane

2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Christine Lynch

2000 What Planet Are You From? Helen Gordon

2000 Where the Money Is Carol

2002 Liberty Stands Still Liberty Wallace

2009 Once More with Feeling Lydia

References[edit]

^ a b "Linda Fiorentino". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.  ^ a b " Linda Fiorentino Biography (1960?-)". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017. Clorinda Fiorentino; born March 9, 1960 (some sources cite 1958), in Philadelphia, PA  ^ a b c Donahue, Deirdre (May 27, 1985). "Leggy Linda Fiorentino says Gotcha! to Some of the Silver Screen's Cutest Virgin Hunks". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2015. Growing up in South Philly and later Turnersville, N.J. gave Linda a street-kid sensibility.  ^ Washington Township High School (1976). Musket '76: The Yearbook of Washington Township High School. Sewell, NJ: Washington Township Public School District. p. 62 – via Ancestry.com. (Subscription required (help)).  ^ "Fiorentino takes 'Split'". Variety. December 3, 1996. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ Schneider, Michael; Adalian, Josef (March 28, 2001). "'Law' chases Fiorentino, literally". Variety. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ "Fiorentino Held Film Hostage, Suit Says". ABC News. April 26, 2001. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ Shprintz, Janet (April 25, 2001). "Firing at Fiorentino". Variety. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ Hayes, Dade (June 5, 2001). "Fiorentino bares 'Time' suit". Variety. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ McNary, Dave (July 16, 2007). "Fiorentino revives Russian poet". Variety. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  ^ Gaul, Lou (April 23, 2000). " Actress
Actress
tries to remain unforgettable". The Beaver County Times. Beaver, Pennsylvania: Calkins Newspapers. Retrieved October 4, 2013.  ^ Wilber, Del Quentin (May 15, 2009). "Ex-FBI Agent Mark Rossini Sentenced for Using Bureau Computers in Pellicano Case". Washington Post. Washington, DC.  ^ a b c d "Ex-FBI Agent Mark Rossini Sentenced for Using Bureau Computers in Pellicano Case". ^ Stein, Jeff (January 14, 2015). "The Inside Information That Could Have Stopped 9/11". Newsweek. New York, NY.  ^ Siegemund-Broka, Austin (July 18, 2014). " Anthony Pellicano Back in Court, Agrees to Deposition in Michael Ovitz Case". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles, CA.  ^ Patten, Dominic (July 31, 2017). " Anthony Pellicano Re-Sentenced, Ex-P.I. Stays Behind Bars Until 2019". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, CA. 

External links[edit]

Official website Linda Fiorentino on IMDb Linda Fiorentino (television). Charlie Rose (PBS). April 14, 2000. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  Includes link to text transcript.

Awards for Linda Fiorentino

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1985) Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
(1986) Sally Kirkland
Sally Kirkland
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
(1992) Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Catalina Sandino Moreno
Catalina Sandino Moreno
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Shareeka Epps (2006) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
(2007) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2008) Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

v t e

London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress
Actress
of the Year

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(1997) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(1998) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

v t e

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1935) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1936) Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
(1937) Margaret Sullavan
Margaret Sullavan
(1938) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1939) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1940) Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
(1941) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1942) Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
(1943) Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
(1944) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1945) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1946) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1947) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1950) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1959) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) No Award (1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor/ Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1968) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1995) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Hope Davis
Hope Davis
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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