While making a list of actresses who have made their mark in Hollywood, your list would not be complete without mentioning Linda Fiorentino. She is an iconic American actress best known for her appearance in blockbuster movies such as Men in Black, The Last Seduction, After Hours, and Once More with Feeling, to mention a few. Linda started her acting career in 1984 and her first movie was the 1985 coming-of-age drama, Quest, where she played the lead role of Carla. Since then, she has starred in a good number of commercially successful movies and TV shows.
Following her wonderful performances, the actress has received lots of awards and recognition. Her top-notch performance in The Last Seduction earned her a New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress and a London Film Critics’ Circle Award of the Year. More so, she also got nominated for a BAFTA Award for the same role.
More recently, the actress has disappeared from the screens prompting her numerous fans to be curious about knowing her whereabouts. In the wake of the foregoing, we have taken a timeout to gather all the interesting facts you need to know about the actress. Read more about her below.
Linda Fiorentino’s Bio (Age)
Although she has come to be known as Linda Fiorentino, the actress was born as Clorinda Fiorentino. There is a discrepancy in her birth year as some sources say she was born in 1958 while others say 1960 but it is known that her date of birth is the 9th day of March. Either way, the actress is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the third out of eight children born to her parents – Clorinda and Salvatore Fiorentino. Linda is of Italian-American descent and possesses American nationality.
Growing up, Linda spent her early years in Philadelphia but her family later moved to Turnersville neighborhood, New Jersey. There, she completed her basic education at Washington Township High School where she graduated from in 1976. Soon after her graduation, she enrolled at Rosemont College where she acquired her bachelor’s degree in 1980. While there, Linda featured in several plays and Broadway productions of her school and after her graduation, she made her way into the movie industry.
Linda Fiorentino kicked off her acting career in 1985 when she portrayed the character of Carla in the coming-of-age drama Vision Quest, based on Terry Davis’ novel of the same. Later in the same year, she also starred in comedy action film Gotcha! alongside Anthony Edwards; After Hours as Kiki Bridges; and in an episode of the TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Three years later, the actress was seen playing the role of Rachel Stone in The Modern and as Kay in Wildfire. She also featured in other movies such as The Neon Empire, Queens Logic, Shout, Strangers, Chain of Desire, Beyond the Law, and Acting on Impulse. Her breakthrough came in 1994 when she starred as Bridget Gregory in The Last Seduction, a role for which she won four awards out of eight nominations.
From 1995 to 1999, the actress appeared in several movies including Bodily Harm, The Desperate Trail, Jade, Charlie’s Ghost Story, Unforgettable, Larger than Life, Men In Black, Kicked in the Head, Dogma, and Body Count.
At the dawn of the millennium, Linda Fiorentino portrayed the role of Christine Lynch in Ordinary Decent Criminal, Helen Gordon in What Planet Are You From?, Carol in Where the Money Is, and Liberty Wallace in Liberty Stands Still. Her last movie role came in 2009 when she played as Lydia in Once More with Feeling.
About Linda Fiorentino’s Personal Life
Linda Fiorentino has had her own fair share of romantic relationships. She was once married to John Byrum, an American filmmaker and writer. However, there is no much information regarding their relationships including when they got hitched. According to reports, the couple went their separate ways in 1993. Although she was involved in other relationships, it is not known if the actress got married for a second time or not.
For a career that has spanned over three decades and counting, the actress has starred in several commercially successful movies and TV shows. She has been living a luxury life with a whopping net worth of $3 million. She made her wealth from her acting career and other business endeavors.
Where is Linda Fiorentino Now?
Following the success of her movie, Once More with Feeling where she played the lead character in 2009, it seemed that the actress vanished from the limelight. This so because she hasn’t been seen in any films since then. Prior to her disappearance, Fiorentino was involved in a case that involved an FBI agent named Mark T. Rossini who pleaded guilty to illegally accessing FBI computers. At the time, Linda Fiorentino was reportedly in a relationship with Rossini; nevertheless, she wasn’t deeply involved in the crime.
More recently, Fiorentino made headlines in 2015 when she sold her home in Connecticut for a large profit. While nothing much is known about the actress’ future plans, there are many people who wish that the prolific actress isn’t done with her Hollywood career just yet.