Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra (born March 29, 1964) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Sciorra received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film True Love, and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever. She starred in the 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and received critical acclaim for her work in Cop Land. She received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in the HBO series The Sopranos.

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Chasing Liberty (2004)

The President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe. She falls in love with a handsome British stranger, who also happens to be working undercover for her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Cadiff
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Matthew Goode  •  Stark Sands  •  Caroline Goodall

The President's daughter, unable to experience life like a normal 18 year-old, escapes from her entourage of Secret Service agents while traveling in Europe. She falls in love with a handsome British stranger, who also happens to be working undercover for her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Cadiff
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Matthew Goode  •  Stark Sands  •  Caroline Goodall

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Internal Affairs (1990)

Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck is involved in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Andy García  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Nancy Travis

Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck is involved in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Andy García  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Nancy Travis

Jungle Fever (1991)

DepressingThought provokingRomanticHeartbreaking

A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro

A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Spike Lee  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Ruby Dee  •  John Turturro

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Annabella Sciorra  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Matt McCoy  •  Ernie Hudson

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Annabella Sciorra  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Matt McCoy  •  Ernie Hudson

The Hard Way (1991)

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

12 and Holding (2006)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Zoe Weizenbaum  •  Conor Donovan  •  Jesse Camacho  •  Jeremy Renner

Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Zoe Weizenbaum  •  Conor Donovan  •  Jesse Camacho  •  Jeremy Renner

The Funeral (1996)

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Penn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Isabella Rossellini

The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Chris Penn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Isabella Rossellini

New Rose Hotel (1999)

A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Asia Argento  •  Gretchen Mol

A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Asia Argento  •  Gretchen Mol

What Dreams May Come (1998)

BrilliantIntenseMind blowingInspiring

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow

The Cure (1995)

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Horton
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Aeryk Egan  •  Nicky Katt  •  Diana Scarwid

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Horton
CAST:  Brad Renfro  •  Aeryk Egan  •  Nicky Katt  •  Diana Scarwid

Asteroid (1997)

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and reactions of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradford May
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Zachary Charles  •  Don Franklin

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and reactions of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradford May
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Zachary Charles  •  Don Franklin

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

American Crime (2004)

A news team hunts for a serial killer who stalks victims via videotape and then records the ghastly deed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mintz
CAST:  Cary Elwes  •  Kip Pardue  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Annabella Sciorra

A news team hunts for a serial killer who stalks victims via videotape and then records the ghastly deed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Mintz
CAST:  Cary Elwes  •  Kip Pardue  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Annabella Sciorra

The Addiction (1995)

A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Christopher Walken  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Edie Falco

A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Lili Taylor  •  Christopher Walken  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Edie Falco

Sam the Man (2001)

Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't seem to deliver the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Fisher Stevens  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Alex Porter  •  Marin Hinkle

Before he broke out with the J.D. Salinger-esque Tadpole in 2002, producer-turned-director Gary Winick filmed this little-seen relationship drama. Fisher Stevens stars as the title character, a writer with one novel under his belt who can't seem to deliver the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Fisher Stevens  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Alex Porter  •  Marin Hinkle

The Night We Never Met (1993)

Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another flat: he gets two nights ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Leight
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Christine Baranski

Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another flat: he gets two nights ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Leight
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Christine Baranski

Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)

Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the experiences of women on the eve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris  •  Joan Micklin Silver  •  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Moe Bertran  •  Ken Butler  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Lolita Davidovich

Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the experiences of women on the eve ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris  •  Joan Micklin Silver  •  Donna Deitch
CAST:  Moe Bertran  •  Ken Butler  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Lolita Davidovich
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