Linda Fiorentino

Highest Rated: 94% Girlhood (2003)
Lowest Rated: 11% Kicked in the Head (1997)
Birthday: Mar 9, 1960
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Before deciding upon an acting career, Philadelphia-born Linda Fiorentino briefly flirted with the notion of becoming a lawyer. Fiorentino fans consider her first year of filmmaking her most rewarding, and her inaugural movie role as an erstwhile, love-struck artist in Vision Quest (1985) among her finest performances. After a conventional heroine stint in Gotcha! (1985), she raised eyebrows (and temperatures) as a mellow sculptress with a predilection for kinky sex games in the bizarre After Hours (1985). But Fiorentino was seldom well served in later pictures, hampered by too many nondescript performances in ensemble films. Then came her startling portrayal of the utterly amoral "black widow" Bridget in John Dahl's low-budget sleeper The Last Seduction (1994). In a less rule-bound world, the actress would have been nominated for an Oscar, but the film was, unfortunately, shown on cable TV before its theatrical release, thus rendering it ineligible for the Academy race. The success of The Last Seduction and Fiorentino's widely praised performance provided the resuscitation her career needed, but subsequent lead roles in a series of complete turkeys -- most notably the David Caruso thriller Jade (1995) and Dahl's Unforgettable (1996) -- quickly negated the film's positive effects. Fiorentino did enjoy a measure of acclaim for her role as Jesus Christ's only living descendent in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999), and she continued to work steadily in all sorts of films, including Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Ordinary Decent Criminal, in which she played one of the loves of a charismatic Dublin criminal (Kevin Spacey).

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MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Once More with Feeling Lydia 2009
94% Girlhood Actor 2003
20% Liberty Stands Still Liberty Wallace 2002
47% Where the Money Is Carol 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Helen Gordon 2000
14% Ordinary Decent Criminal Christine 2000
67% Dogma Bethany 1999
No Score Yet Body Count Natalie 1998
11% Kicked in the Head Megan 1997
92% Men in Black Laurel 1997
11% Larger Than Life Terry Bonura 1996
21% Unforgettable Dr. Martha Briggs 1996
14% Jade Trina Gavin 1995
No Score Yet Bodily Harm Rita 1995
No Score Yet Charlie's Ghost Story Actor 1994
94% The Last Seduction Bridget Gregory 1994
No Score Yet The Desperate Trail Sarah O'Rourke 1994
No Score Yet Acting on Impulse Susan Gittes 1993
No Score Yet Beyond the Law Renee Jason 1992
60% Chain of Desire Alma 1992
No Score Yet Shout Molly 1991
38% Queens Logic Carla 1991
No Score Yet Strangers Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Neon Empire Lucy 1989
78% The Moderns Rachel Stone 1988
No Score Yet Wildfire Kay 1988
No Score Yet Body Count Actor 1987
88% After Hours Kiki $10.7M 1985
57% Vision Quest Carla 1985
36% Gotcha! Sasha 1985

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