Annabella Sciorra Biography
When she was 20, Annabella Sciorra formed the Brass Ring Theatre Company along with a group of friends in her neighborhood. A few years later, she made her film debut playing the role of an Italian-American, Brooklyn-raised angst-ridden bride in the movie True Love, which was released in 1989. not long after, Annabella Sciorra was cast in mostly girlfriend and young wife roles teamed up with Hollywood veterans such as Robin Williams, Tim Robbins and Richard Gere. She was also recognized in her supporting roles in the 1990 feature Reversal of Fortune, and The Hard Way in 1991, both of which ended to be commercially successful. These performances led her to the role of Angie Tucci, the Italian-American woman who falls in love with Wesley Snipes in Spike Lees urban drama, Jungle Fever. Throughout the nineties, Annabellla Sciorra made critically acclaimed character parts, among of which are Mr. Wonderful, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle and Romeo is Bleeding.
In 1997, Annabella Sciorra showcased the heights of her acting prowess in the film Cop Land, which ultimately satisfied the expectations of her fans as well as those of critics. She also gave an all-out performance as the demented Annie Nielson, who starts to think about committing suicide after the death of her husband and children in the movie What Dreams May Come, starring opposite Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding, Jr. in 1998.
Annabella Sciorra was also seen on television, with guest appearances on the premiere episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury. She then became part of the cast of La & Order: Criminal Intent, playing the role of Detective Carolyn Barek. She stayed on the show for one year, and afterwards was replaced by Julianne Nicholson as Detective Megan Wheeler. Annabella Sciorra will also appear on the fourth season of Showtimes The L Word.
Annabella Sciorra was once married to actor Joe Petruzzi in 1989. The couple divorced in 1993. She has also been seen with fellow Bobby Cannavale in 2004.