|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York|
|Birth Date||December 28, 1980|
|Number of Episodes||11 episodes|
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New York native Ferlito began her career in her hometown guest-starring on a number of highly acclaimed series, including “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” and had a recurring role as Claudia in the smash hit series “24.” Her breakthrough came as a series regular on the enormously successful “CSI: New York” as a member of the forensic investigation team led by series star Gary Sinise.
Ferlito has had great success on the big screen too and started her film career in the 2002 Spike Lee feature “The 25th Hour” with Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Barry Pepper. In 2003, she starred as Lizette Sanchez in John Leguizamo’s acclaimed boxing drama “Undefeated,” which earned her an NAACP nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie.
Her impressive list of other feature-film credits include Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Nora Ephron’s “Julie & Julia” (opposite Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and Amy Adams), Tyler Perry’s hit film “Madea Goes to Jail” for Lionsgate, and Quentin Tarantino’s “Deathproof,” opposite Kurt Russell. Ferlito also starred in Lee Daniels’ “Shadowboxer” with Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Herek’s “Man of the House” (opposite Tommy Lee Jones) and in Alfredo de Villa’s “Nothing Like the Holidays” with Alfred Molina, Leguizamo and Jay Hernandez.
Ferlito can next be seen in the film “Stand Up Guys,” opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.
- Stand Up Guys
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- Julie & Julia
- Madea Goes to Jail
- Man of the House
- Nothing Like the Holidays
- The 25th Hour
- Twitter: @ferlitovanessa
- IMDB: Vanessa Ferlito