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Linda Fiorentino

Highest Rated:   94% Girlhood (2003)
Lowest Rated:   11% Kicked in the Head (1997)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Once More with Feeling
  • Lydia
2009
94% Girlhood
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet 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
22% 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
No Score Yet 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
75% The Moderns
  • Rachel Stone
1988
No Score Yet Wildfire
  • Kay
1988
No Score Yet Body Count
  • Actor
1987
90% After Hours
  • Kiki
$10.7M 1985
58% Vision Quest
  • Carla
1985
40% Gotcha!
  • Sasha
1985

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