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Jennifer Esposito



A budding TV star, Jennifer Esposito (born April 11th, 1973) opted to focus more exclusively on movies after landing one of the lead roles in Spike Lee's incendiary Summer of Sam (1999). A native New Yorker, Esposito trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute and worked on TV in the early 1990s, including a recurring role on New York Undercover. Following small roles in indie films Kiss Me, Guido (1997) and A Brother's Kiss (1997), Esposito gained prime time notice in 1997 as Michael J. Fox's sassy "Noo Yawk" secretary on ABC's hit sitcom Spin City. During her two seasons on the show, Esposito also appeared in Edward Burns' blue collar romance No Looking Back (1998), the teen slasher sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), and Spike Lee's basketball drama He Got Game (1998). After playing the more substantial dramatic part of Adrien Brody's punk singer girlfriend in Summer of Sam, however, Esposito left Spin City in 1999. Dividing critics and audiences over its dicey slice of New York City 1977 life and Lee's visual pyrotechnics, Summer of Sam failed at the box office. Esposito next appeared as one of Chris O'Donnell's ex-girlfriends in The Bachelor (1999). The millennial turnover found the beautiful rising starlet establishing herself as a versatile actress in such efforts as Dracula 2000 (2000) and Don't Say a Word (2001), and after appearing alongside Dana Carvey in the family comedy The Master of Disguise (2002), Esposito joined an impressive cast including Luis Guzman, William H. Macy and George Cloony for the caper comedy Welcome to Collinwood (also 2002). In 2004, Esposito took on a role as the long-suffering supervisor of a bumbling police officer in the less than successful comedy Taxi. The following year, however, her luck would change when she joined the cast of filmmaker Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning drama Crash, in which she played the girlfriend and partner of an emotionally distant police officer. Afterwards, the actress joined several television shows including FX's drama Rescue Me, in which she worked alongside the show's star Denis Leary, and also appeared in ABC's comedy Samantha Who?, NBC's medical drama Mercy and CBS's cop procedural Blue Bloods.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Margie
2015
No Score Yet Mamitas
  • Miss Ruiz
2012
No Score Yet Bending the Rules
  • Olivia Garcia
2012
No Score Yet The Wish List
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet 4 Single Fathers
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet American Crude
  • Carlos
2008
No Score Yet Conspiracy
  • Joanna
2008
No Score Yet Jesus, Mary and Joey
  • Frankie Vitello
2006
No Score Yet Snow Wonder
  • Pilar
2005
10% Taxi
  • Lt. Marta Robbins
2004
75% Crash
  • Ria
2004
31% Breakin' All the Rules
  • Rita Monroe
2004
No Score Yet Rip It Off
  • Helena
2003
54% Welcome to Collinwood
  • Carmela
2002
1% The Master of Disguise
  • Jennifer Baker
2002
No Score Yet Backflash
  • Harley
2002
No Score Yet Beyond the City Limits
  • Helena
2001
24% Don't Say a Word
  • Sandra
2001
71% Made
  • (uncredited) Club Girl
2001
No Score Yet The Proposal
  • Susan Reese
2001
17% Dracula 2000
  • Solina
2000
57% Boys Life 3
  • Michelle
2000
28% Just One Time
  • Michelle
2000
9% The Bachelor
  • Daphne
1999
51% Summer of Sam
  • Ruby
1999
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Nancy
1998
80% He Got Game
  • Ms. Janus
1998
38% No Looking Back
  • Teresa
1998
40% Kiss Me, Guido
  • Debbie
1997
100% A Brother's Kiss
  • Lucy
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Alexandra Quinn
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Gina Tucci Justine Bailey
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show: Volume One
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mistresses (UK)
2009-2010
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Jackie Curatola
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Jules Fattore
38% Taxi Brooklyn
2014
  • Monica Pena
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sarah Logan
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013
  • Calista Raines
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Nona
No Score Yet The Looney Tunes Show
  • Actor

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