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Jennifer Esposito

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is an American actress, dancer and model. known for her appearances in films such as I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam and Crash and in television series such as Spin City and Samantha Who?, and Blue Bloods. Esposito was born in Brooklyn, New York, the second of two daughters of Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer. She is of Italian descent. Esposito made her first television appearance in Law & Order in 1996. She then joined the cast of Spin City, where she appeared for two seasons. She also appeared in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. One of her more notable roles was as Ruby in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam in 1999, which was set against the late-1970s backdrop of the Son of Sam murders. She originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam, but had to take a different role due to scheduling conflicts. Esposito's next film was Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000. In 2000, Esposito appeared in the Law & Order: SVU episode Remorse as a rape victim. She played Don Cheadle's girlfriend, Ria, in the Academy Award-winning film Crash. Esposito was part of the cast of Related. She also played the part of Jennifer in The Master of Disguise in 2002 and played a Lieutenant in the NYPD in the 2004 film Taxi. She played a love interest to Denis Leary's character in the FX dramedy Rescue Me. Esposito appeared on television as Andrea Belladonna in the ABC comedy, Samantha Who?. She also appeared in the NBC medical drama Mercy. Esposito joined the cast of Blue Bloods in 2010, during its first season; she plays Detective Jackie Curatola, the partner of Detective Danny Reagan (played by Donnie Wahlberg). In the third season, Esposito entered a dispute with CBS regarding doctor's orders for her to cut back working hours due to her Celiac disease. Rather than work around her limited schedule, CBS chose to replace her character this season. As such, Esposito only appears in six episodes, receiving also starring billing in all of them. Esposito announced that she had been diagnosed with celiac disease on The Late Show with David Letterman in October 2011, reporting she had been diagnosed "a couple years ago" and had plans to open a gluten-free bakery. In 2012, Esposito opened the bakery in Manhattan's East Village under the name "Jennifer's Way Bakery." According to Esposito, she collapsed on set while shooting an episode of Blue Bloods, requiring her to miss a week of work, and during the show's th Esposito and CBS reportedly have been at odds over her medical condition and its effect on her availability for work. Esposito married Bradley Cooper on December 30, 2006. They were divorced in 2007. In 2009, Esposito became engaged to Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis. The couple separated in August 2010.


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Born:
Apr 11, 1973 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-10-30
Latest Project:
Movie She's Funny That Way 2014-10-27
Known For
Poster of Crash
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Filmography
Movie She's Funny That Way Margie 2014-10-27
Movie Bending The Rules Officer Garcia 2012-03-09
Movie Mamitas Miss Ruiz 2012-04-27
Series The Looney Tunes Show Tina Russo 2011-05-03
Movie The Wish List Sarah Fischer 2010-08-27
Series Blue Bloods Jackie Curatola 2010-09-24
Movie Four Single Fathers Suzanne 2009-01-15
Movie Conspiracy Joanna 2008-02-15
Movie American Crude Carlos 2008-06-03
Series Samantha Who? Andrea Belladonna 2007-10-15
Movie Jesus, Mary and Joey Frankie Vitello 2006-01-01
Series Related Ginnie Sorelli 2005-10-05
Movie Snow Wonder Pilar 2005-12-31
Movie Taxi Lt. Marta Robbins 2004-10-06
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Rita Monroe 2004-05-14
Movie Crash Ria 2004-05-28
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Beyond the City Limits Helena Toretti 2003-04-22
Series NCIS Alex Quinn 2003-09-23
Movie Destino Rebecca Drummond (voice) 2003-08-05
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Welcome to Collinwood Carmela 2002-05-24
Movie Backflash Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker 2002-01-22
Movie The Master of Disguise Jennifer Baker 2002-08-02
Series Hack Unknown 2002-09-27
Movie Made Club Girl (uncredited) 2001-07-13
Movie The Proposal Susan Reese 2001-01-08
Movie Don't Say a Word Detective Sandra Cassidy 2001-09-28
Movie Boys Life 3 Michelle (segment "Just One Time") 2000-11-16
Movie Dracula 2000 Solina 2000-12-22
Movie Summer of Sam Ruby 1999-07-02
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie Just One Time Michelle 1999-09-12
Movie The Bachelor Daphne 1999-11-05
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie A Brooklyn State of Mind Donna Delgrosso 1998-01-01
Movie No Looking Back Teresa 1998-03-27
Movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Nancy 1998-11-13
Movie Side Streets Jessica 1998-09-05
Series Feds Flo 1997-03-05
Series Prince Street 1997-03-06
Movie A Brother's Kiss Lucy 1997-04-25
Movie Kiss Me, Guido Debbie 1997-07-18
Movie The Sunshine Boys Jeannie 1996-02-15
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Herself 1996-07-22
Series The City Connie Soleito 1995-11-13
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-10-30