Annabella Sciorra Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra was born on 29 March 1960, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian descent, and is an actress, best known for her Emmy Award nominated role of Gloria Trilo in “The Sopranos”(2001-04). She’s also appeared in numerous films, and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Annabella Sciorra? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Some of the films she’s been a part of include “Cadillac Man”, “Cop Land”, and “Jungle Fever”. She’s also had an extensive career on stage, and all of these efforts have ensured the position of her wealth.
Annabella Sciorra Net Worth $3 million
Annabella studied dance as a child, and when she grew older, started taking drama lessons. She attended South Shore High School and matriculated in 1978. She then attended the prestigious Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio and later the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1981, the Brass Ring Theatre Company was founded by Sciorra, and she would appear in several productions. She also improved her skills through numerous off-Broadway productions, before making her television debut in the film “The Fortunate Pilgrim”. She then became the lead of the 1989 wedding comedy film “True Love”, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Two years later, she gained a lot of popularity after starring in the film “Jungle Fever” by Spike Lee, so that she was considered one of the more sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She became known for starring as a girlfriend or wife roles for numerous stars in Hollywood, with actors such as Robin Williams, Richard Gere, and Tim Robbins. Her net worth was improving steadily.
A year later, she was cast in “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle”, and “Cop Land’ for which she would receive critical acclaim, and would then appear in “What Dreams May Come True” which gained her a lot of praise. She was then cast in “The Sopranos” in 2001 and would play the role of Gloria Trillo in the show until 2004. The following year, she became a part of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” playing Detective Carolyn Barek, and would also gain a lot of popularity for that role, but left the show after just one season. She continues to work on television, making numerous guest appearances, taking both recurring and lead roles; some of the shows she’s been a part of include “Touched by an Angel”, “CSI”, and “Mental”.
For her personal life, it is known that Annabella married actor Joe Petruzzi in 1989, but they divorced in 1993. She also had a relationship with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2008. According to an interview, she used to teach aerobics and it was one of her worst jobs since the class had no energy to participate. Annabella tries to remain active through social media, having a Facebook page with more than 4,300 likes. She also has a Twitter that has almost 4,000 followers.
Was formerly in a relationship with actor Bobby Cannavale from 2004 to 2007.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
She attended Brooklyn's South Shore High School, and after graduating in 1978, was accepted into New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She graduated in 1980 and founded a repertory group, the Brass Ring Theater Company on November 5, 1981.
She earned an Emmy nomination playing Tony Sopranos's girlfriend Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos (1999).
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.
[on her The Sopranos (1999) role as Gloria Trillo] People were like, 'We're never going to like you because you're sleeping with Tony, and he's married'. People were really very furious about it. They also, on the other hand, would say, 'When you threw that steak at Tony, you threw that steak for all womankind'. I remember when we shot that scene the crew all wanted to throw the steak. At first they used, like, a sponge steak, and then they used a real one, and that was easy. I had a good aim.
It was kind of funny that everybody that was on the show, even after they got killed off, you would see them coming by for lunch. Nobody wanted to leave the family.
(1992, on being recognized) A lot of weird things happen to me. People call out to me on the street and I figure I know them, and I walk over. And then they start to talk about a movie, and I get so embarrassed. Sometimes they think I'm Lorraine Bracco or Laura San Giacomo or Marisa Tomei. I'm sure it happens to them all the time, too. The thing that drives me nuts is when I get stopped in a crowded place, and they look at me and say, 'Who are you?' I don't know if they're friends or fans, and I say, 'I'm Annabella Sciorra', and they say, 'What have you done?' So I start to give them my resume. It's so embarrassing.
(1992, on originally wanting to do Rebecca De Mornay's role in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)) Originally, they wanted me for the nanny and they wanted Rebecca for the mommy. We screen-tested both ways. I don't know if Rebecca had real strong feelings either way, and I didn't either. I think it would have been just as interesting to play the nanny, it was certainly the flashier part. But then Curtis [Curtis Hanson] and I had a very long talk and he explained why he decided he'd rather I play the other part. I wasn't so sure about it at first, but then we kept talking, and he explained how he felt. And I agreed to do it. I think Rebecca was great.
(1992) It's always weird doing love scenes. And the thing is, you can't really photograph two people kissing naturally, because then you wouldn't be able to see anything. That's what I learned in True Love (1989). There's got to be this...distance. Because you have to be able to see something. We shot the love scene in True Love (1989) for a whole day. I'd never done anything like that before, it was my first film. Ron [Ron Eldard] and I were good friends, and then, all of a sudden, we had to do this love scene. It's almost easier to do if you don't know the person well. We were like, 'Okay, maybe you're not going to like the way I kiss, okay, just tell me if I do something you don't like'. It was so embarrassing. You get so intimate when the cameras are rolling, that when they yell 'cut', you're mortified. But I don't know what to say about the love scene in Jungle Fever (1991), because they're always very uncomfortable. The thing is, when we do fight scenes, when we kill people in the movies, they bring in experts to choreograph it bit by bit, because you can't really kill someone, and you don't want to really hurt them. And in the love scene, you can't really fuck someone. It's make-believe. But when they do love scenes, they don't do anything like that. They don't bring in the love-scene choreographer.
(1992, on The Hard Way (1991)) Yeah, I had to defend myself to all these women reporters who kept saying, 'How can you do a role like this, such a girlfriend role?' And I said, 'So what? It's not offensive, or homophobic or misogynistic. So I play Jimmy's ['James Woods'] girlfriend. Big fucking deal'. I thought it was really funny and charming. I thought Michael [Michael J. Fox] was great, and that Jimmy was hilarious. I enjoyed working with both of them. It was a great thing to do; I had a ball, because all I had to do was bounce back and forth between the two of them and enjoy myself.
(On her worst job ever) Teaching aerobics on the Upper East Side. It seemed like everyone in my class was anorexic. They had absolutely no energy. Every class, you would always have somebody literally passing out.