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Linda Fiorentino
Background information
Born Clorinda Fiorentino

March 9, 1960 (age 58)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Died
Cause of Death
Nationality 🇺🇸 American
Nicknames
Occupations Actress, photographer
Years active 1984–2002, 2009
Spouse John Byrum (div. 1993)
Partner
Children
Notable Work
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Clorinda "LindaFiorentino[1] (born March 9, 1958 or 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(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 of the Year, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Early life

One of eight children in a Catholic Italian-American family, Fiorentino was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1958[2]or March 9, 1960,[3] the third child of Salvatore and Clorinda (Bianculli) Fiorentino.[4][5][6] She grew up in Philadelphia and later the Turnersville section of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.[7] In 1976, Fiorentino graduated from Washington Township High School in Sewell, New Jersey.[8]She began performing in plays at Rosemont College in suburban Philadelphia before graduating in 1980.[7] She has studied photography since 1987 at the International Center of Photography in New York City.[citation needed]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
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

2000 What Planet Are You From? Helen Gordon
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