Annabella Sciorra, an Italian American, was
born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. At age 11, her family moved
to New York City, where as a teenager she began taking acting
lessons. She attended South Shore High School in the Canarsie
neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Annabella Sciorra first came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 Jungle Fever. She is also familiar to many viewers as Tony Soprano's mistress, Gloria Trillo, in the HBO series The Sopranos, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Annabella Sciorra also made a guest appearance in the first episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Recently, she joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Detective Carolyn Barek, partner to Detective Mike Logan who is played by Chris Noth.
Sciorra was married to actor Joe Petruzzi from 1989 to 1993. She has dated actor Bobby Cannavale since 2004. She currently resides in Manhattan.
Sciorra formed the theatre company, The Brass Ring Theatre Company, when she was 20 years old. She has appeared Off-Broadway in various productions, such as:
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