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Linda Fiorentino

Linda Fiorentino
Born (1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 or (1958-03-09) March 9, 1958
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Rosemont College
Occupation Actress, Photographer
Years active 1985–2002, 2009
Known for The Last Seduction (1994)
Men in Black (1997)
Dogma (1999)
Spouse(s) John Byrum (????–1993)

Linda Fiorentino (born March 9, 1958 or 1960), is an American actress. She has starred in the films Vision Quest (1985), Gotcha! (1985), After Hours (1985), Jade (1995), Men in Black (1997), and Dogma (1999). 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 of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Fiorentino was born March 9, 1958[1] or March 9, 1960,[2] in [5]


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 U.S., 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, The Last Seduction, as the murderous femme fatale, Bridget. Because The Last Seduction was first aired on HBO television, Fiorentino was ineligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, despite glowing reviews.

She later worked again with director Unforgettable.

Fiorentino played the female lead in Men in Black in 1997 alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. In 1999 she was the female lead in Kevin Smith's Dogma.

Fiorentino co-starred with [5] she played a woman threatened by a sniper in the 2002 film Liberty Stands Still opposite Wesley Snipes.


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 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 in a Leading Role
Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best 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 – Sci-Fi
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting 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


  1. ^ TV Guide , "Linda Fiorentino". Accessed May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ The New York Times, "Linda Fiorentino". Accessed May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Linda Fiorentino biography". Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Donahue, Deirdre. "Leggy Linda Fiorentino says Gotcha! to some of the silver screen's cutest virgin hunks.", People (magazine), May 27, 1985. Accessed October 21, 2015. "Growing up in South Philly and later Turnersville, N.J. gave Linda a street-kid sensibility."
  5. ^ a b Gaul, Lou (April 23, 2000). "Actress tries to remain unforgettable". The Beaver County Times. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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