Annabella Sciorra has been an integral part of film and television since the late 80s. In 1989, the actress made her big screen debut in Nancy Savoca’s True Love, for which she received an award. Nominated for the Independent Spirit Award. Throughout the 90s, Sciorra worked with a number of rising filmmakers. She starred in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, as well as two films by Noah Baumbach and three films by Abel Ferrara (via IMDb)
From 2001 to 2004, Sciorra played one of her most famous roles: Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos. Although she only appeared in seven episodes, Sciorra gave the acclaimed series one of its most striking performances as Dr. Melfi’s (Lorraine Bracco) troubled patient and Tony’s (James Gandolfini) lover. This role brought her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Since The Sopranos, Sciorra has brought her talents to a number of TV shows, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The L Word. She played crime boss Rosalie Carbone in the Marvel series Luke Cage and Daredevil. “I think I have a bit of that swagger myself,” the actor said on Season 2 premiere of Luke Cage“so I didn’t have to go and hang out with some mobsters to figure it out.”
Interestingly, Faith Marconi is not Sciorra’s first character in Blue Bloods. She starred in a 2013 episode as Grace Meherin, an NYPD psychologist. Luckily for fans, her second Blue Bloods stint proved to be longer.