Jennifer Esposito was born on April 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York and she is an American actress and dancer of Italian descent. Jennifer Esposito is 5'5"/1,65m height.
Biography and Career :
Jennifer Esposito was born April 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer Esposito made her first appearance in Law & Order in 1990 in various small roles, but she is best known as Stacey in the prime time hit Spin City.
Her dreams of becoming an actress were present from day one, and led her to enroll at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Though Jennifer Esposito found bit parts every so often, bigger roles were hard to come by in the beginning, and so to make ends meet, Esposito worked as a waitress.
Jennifer Esposito is no stranger to television, where she enjoyed a recurring
role on the series New York Undercover and in 1996 gained favorable notice as Stacey Paterno, the spunky Brooklyn-born, Italian-American mayoral secretary in Spin City.
Jennifer Esposito can also be seen in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer playing the role of Nancy. One of her more recent successes was her role as Ruby in Spike Lee's controversial Summer of Sam in 1999. Set against the mid-Seventies backdrop of the Son of Sam murders, the film also starred John Leguizamo and Mira Sorvino.
Jennifer Esposito's next film was Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 with Johnny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer and Omar Epps.
Jennifer Esposito played the detective's girlfriend "Ria" in the Academy Award-winning film Crash.
Jennifer Esposito currently lives in both New York and Los Angeles.
- "Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe."
- "Give me civilization. I don't want to be pampered."
- "I was screaming constantly, on the set, in my room... everywhere."
- "If I moved, he moved. If I stopped, he stopped. It was a duel."
- "One night I was in bed-and remember that I'm on the second floor of a hotel-when I spotted this crab coming toward me across the floor, watching me with his beady little crab eyes. I think he wanted to get in bed with me."
- "You want a lesson? I'll give you a lesson. How about a geography lesson? My father's from Puerto Rico. My mother's from El Salvador. And neither one of those is Mexico."
- Her favorite sandwich is Nutella and sliced bananas on Wonder bread.
- Jennifer Esposito has one older sister.
- She is a former dancer on the MTV show Club MTV.
- Jennifer Esposito originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam, but had to take a different role due to scheduling conflicts.
- Even though she is of Italian descent she has had numerous roles in movies playing a character who is Hispanic.
- Dated "All My Children" (1970)'s Cameron Mathison.
- Dated Dean Winters
- Former dancer on "Club MTV" (1985).
- Grew up on Staten Island, New York.
1. More, Patience (2006) (TV) (completed) .... Patience More
2. Jesus, Mary and Joey (2006) .... Frankie Vitello
3. "Related" .... Ginnie Sorelli
- The Cape (2006) TV Episode .... Ginnie Sorelli
- The Move (2006) TV Episode .... Ginnie Sorelli
- His Name Is Ruth (2006) TV Episode .... Ginnie Sorelli
- Sisters Are Forever (2006) TV Episode .... Ginnie Sorelli
- Here's a Balloon for You (2006) TV Episode .... Ginnie Sorelli
4. Snow Wonder (2005) (TV) .... Pilar
5. "Judging Amy"
- Sorry I Missed You (2005) TV Episode .... Louann 'Crystal' Turner
- The New Normal (2005) TV Episode .... Louann 'Crystal' Turner
- Hard to Get (2005) TV Episode .... Louann 'Crystal' Turner
- Dream a Little Dream (2005) TV Episode .... Louann 'Crystal' Turner
- You Don't Know Me (2005) TV Episode .... Louann 'Crystal' Turner
6. American Crude (2005) .... Carlos
7. Taxi (2004/I) .... Lt. Marta Robbins
... aka New York Taxi (France)
... aka Taxi 2004 (UK: promotional title)
8. Crash (2004/I) .... Ria
... aka L.A. Crash (Germany)
9. Breakin' All the Rules (2004) .... Rita Monroe
10. Partners and Crime (2003) (TV)
- Obsession (2002) TV Episode .... Abby
12. The Master of Disguise (2002) .... Jennifer Baker
13. Welcome to Collinwood (2002) .... Carmela
... aka Safecrackers oder Diebe haben's schwer (Germany)
14. Beyond the City Limits (2001) .... Helena Toretti
... aka Rip It Off (USA: video title)
15. Don't Say a Word (2001) .... Detective Sandra Cassidy
16. Made (2001) (uncredited) .... Club Girl
17. The Proposal (2001) .... Susan Reese
18. Backflash (2001) (V) .... Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker
19. Dracula 2000 (2000) .... Solina
... aka Dracula 2001 (UK)
... aka Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 (USA: complete title)
20. Boys Life 3 (2000) .... Michelle (segment "Just One Time")
21. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
... aka Law & Order: SVU (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Special Victims Unit (New Zealand: English title)
- Remorse (2000) TV Episode .... Sara Logan
22. The Bachelor (1999) .... Daphne
23. Just One Time (1999) .... Michelle
24. Summer of Sam (1999) .... Ruby
25. "Spin City" .... Stacey Paterno (1997-1999)
- Wall Street (1999) TV Episode .... Stacey Paterno
- Dick Clark's Rockin' Make-Out Party '99 (1999) TV Episode .... Stacey Paterno
- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1997) TV Episode .... Stacey Paterno
- Family Affair (1997) TV Episode .... Stacey
- The Thirty Year Itch (1997) TV Episode .... Stacey Paterno
26. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) .... Nancy
27. Side Streets (1998) .... Jessica
28. "New York Undercover"
... aka Uptown Undercover
- Sign o' the Times (1998) TV Episode .... Gina Stone
- Mob Street (1998) TV Episode .... Gina Stone
- Spare Parts (1998) TV Episode .... Gina Stone
29. He Got Game (1998) .... Ms. Janus
30. No Looking Back (1998) .... Teresa
31. Kiss Me, Guido (1997) .... Debbie
32. A Brother's Kiss (1997) .... Lucy
33. "Prince Street"
- Drugs, Lies and Videotape TV Episode
- Crash and Burn (1997) TV Episode .... Flo
35. A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997) .... Donna Delgrosso
36. "Law & Order"
... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
- Good Girl (1996) TV Episode .... Gina Tucci
37. "The City" (1995) TV Series .... Connie Soleito
38. The Sunshine Boys (1995) (TV) .... Jeannie
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