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Linda Fiorentino Biography

Birth Name:
Clorinda Fiorentino
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Fast Facts

  • One of eight children in an Italian Catholic family
  • Graduated from college with plans to go to law school, but a political-science professor convinced her to go into acting
  • Her performance in The Last Seduction (1994) was widely praised by critics, who said she should have won an Oscar
  • The movie aired on HBO before its theatrical release, however, which made it ineligible for a nomination
  • Won the part of Dr
  • Laurel Weaver in Men in Black (1997) during a poker game with the movie director, Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Placed No
  • 66 on Empire magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History


  • 1995BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 1994New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner


  • Clorinda Fiorentino -- Mother
  • Catherine Fiorentino -- Sister
  • Rose Fiorentino -- Sister
  • Terrie Fiorentino Christie -- Sister