Who Is Katherine Borowitz (John Turturro’s Wife) and What Does She Do?

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Katherine Borowitz is an American actress and the wife of actor, writer and director, John Turturro. The couple has been married for over three decades, since 1985. She has been gracing the silver screen since the 80s with her immense talent. Her acting credits include Men of Respect, Illuminata, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and Romance & Cigarettes.

Who Is Katherine Borowitz (John Turturro’s Wife)?

Katherine Borowitz was born on the 5th day of July 1954 in Chicago, Illinois into a Jewish household. However, there is no available information about her early background, family, or what she did before fame. But one thing we do know is that she attended the Yale Drama School and is a load of talents. She is married to American character actor, writer and filmmaker, John Turturro. Unlike Katherine, details about her husband abound.

John Turturro is a New York native born on the 28th day of February 1957 to parents of Italian origin, Katherine Florence (Incerella) and Nicholas Turturro. He has two brothers; actor Nicholas Turturro and artist Ralph Turturro. John holds dual Italian and American citizenship.

Katherine Borowitz’s husband has appeared in more than 60 films since he started acting in 1980. Some of his notable works include Do the Right Thing (1989), Barton Fink (1991), Quiz Show (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and the Transformers film series. He has worked frequently with the Coen brothers, Adam Sandler and Spike Lee.

John hosted Saturday Night Live, in 1994 and has directed over five films and stage play. They include Illuminata (1999), Romance and Cigarettes (2005), a musical documentary about Naples, Passione (2011), the Broadway play Relatively Speaking (2011) and Fading Gigolo (2013). He has been nominated for and also won many awards from prestigious film bodies such as Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival, among others

Katherine Borowitz and John Turturro have been married since 1985 after they met at Yale Drama School in the 1980s. They have two sons together; Amedeo Nicholas (b. July 25, 1990) and Diego Zipper (b. December 4, 2000), both of whom are also actors. They appeared with their mother in Romance & Cigarettes, a film written and directed by their father.

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What Does John Turturro’s Wife Do?

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Katherine Borowitz, the wife of John Turturro also works in the entertainment industry, as her husband. She is an actress who has recorded numerous works both on the small and on the big screen, since the 80s. She sometimes appears in films billed under her married name, Katherine Turturro as well as her maiden name Borowitz.

Borowitz got her start in the entertainment industry in the 1980s. She made her acting debut in the 1982 comedy-drama film, The World According to Garp in the role of Rachel, co-starring Amanda Plummer. She was then featured in the 1984 drama flick, Harry & Son.

Her initial appearance on TV was in the No Exit episode of the TV crime drama series, Miami Vice. She portrayed Rita Amato, the abused wife of Bruce Willis’ character, Tony Amato. Borowitz has made appearances in several other series on television including the miniseries Evergreen (1984-85, with Brian Dennehy), Hothouse, Amazing Stories, Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU.

Additionally, Katherine Borowitz established a presence on the big screen with appearances in many films, across various genres. Some of her works include Growing Pains (1984), Seize the Day (1986), and Baby Boom (1987) co-starring Diane Keaton. She continued to work steadily in films throughout the nineties, appearing in works like Richard Gere‘s Internal Affairs (1990), Fellow Traveller (1990), Men of Respect (1990; with her husband, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci), Just Like in the Movies (1992), the drama Mac (1992), Quiz Show (1994), and Illuminata (1998).

At the turn of the century, Katherine Borowitz was featured in Two Thousand and None (2000). She portrayed Ann Nirdlinger Brewster in the Billy Bob Thornton crime feature The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Isabel in Secret Passage (2004), Singer in the James Gandolfini musical Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Hilda in Joulutarina (2007) and appeared as a friend at the picnic in the 2009 comedic drama A Serious Man with Michael Stuhlbarg.

Her other movie credits include Somewhere Tonight (2011) co-starring her husband, the comedy film Fading Gigolo (2013), directed and written by her husband who also starred in the flick. The film also cast Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber. Spike Lee‘s 2014 thriller, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus was her most recent movie.