Linda Fiorentino is an established American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Bethany in Dogma. Linda was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1958.
Graduate of Washington Township High School and Rosemont College; she also studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
Early Life and Education
Clorinda “Linda” Fiorentino was born March 9, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After spending her early years living in South Philadelphia with her family, she and her siblings relocated to Washington Township in Gloucester County New Jersey where she completed high school before majoring in political science at Rosemont College before eventually shifting her focus to acting and attending Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City after she graduated.
Her professional career began in 1985 with Vision Quest. Over time she appeared in movies such as Gotcha!, After Hours and Kiki Bridges. Additionally she guest starred on Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV show as well as working on several miniseries and films during this period.
Fiorentino received an early boost to her career with critical acclaim for her role in The Last Seduction, as well as mainstream success from Men in Black. Following that success, Fiorentino continued acting, appearing in films such as ‘Gotcha!’ with Anthony Edwards, ‘After Hours’ starring Kiki Bridges and Chain of Desire before making appearances on television movie like ‘The Moderns’ and ‘Wildfire.’ She even hosted TV movies such as these!
Later she appeared in lesser successful erotic thrillers such as ‘Bodily Harm’ and ‘Jade’. Fiorentino became a sex icon during the mid 1990s as one of the top sex actresses until becoming notoriously difficult to work with; her career was consequently reduced as a result. Furthermore, she turned down an offer to appear in Top Gun and declined participation in Basic Instinct respectively.
Achievement and Honors
Fiorentino is a member of Actors Studio and supports the Democratic Party; she recently donated $1,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Furthermore, Fiorentino owns an expansive ranch located in New Mexico covering 10,000 acres.
Fiorentino married writer/director John Byrum on June 23rd 1992 but later divorced two years later in 1993. Since then she has not dated anyone new. While dating Anthony Pellicano who later went on to commit crimes caused some controversy and controversy during this relationship.
Fiorentino made her mark in cinema with her leading performance as Eve in 1994 neo-noir flick ‘The Last Seduction’ alongside Matthew Modine and Ronny Cox, winning critical acclaim and numerous award nominations for it. Other films she appeared in included Vision Quest, Gottcha!, Queens Logic as well as Kevin Smith directed comedy film Dogma that created some controversy due to its irreverent treatment of Catholicism.
Clorinda Fiorentino was born March 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and stands 5 feet and 8 inches with black hair. After attending Washington Township High School in Sewell New Jersey and Rosemont College of Philadelphia where she majored in political science; additionally she trained at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York.
She began acting with 1985’s Vision Quest and followed it with Gotcha! and After Hours.
She earned critical acclaim for her performance in the 1994 movie, The Last Seduction, earning both New York Film Critics Circle Awards and London Film Critics Circle Awards nominations for this performance.
Fiorentino has earned both critical praise and an enthusiastic following throughout her illustrious career. Debuting as an actress in the 1980s with such notable films as Vision Quest and Gotcha!, her performance in 1994’s neo-noir movie The Last Seduction earned particular acclaim and garnered her many awards and nominations.
Her roles in Queens Logic, Shout and Chain of Desire significantly expanded her earnings and net worth. Additionally she appeared in films such as Dogma Jade Beyond the Law.
Fiorentino has made her mark as an actress as well as appearing in numerous documentaries and television movies. From 1992-1993 she was married to filmmaker John Byrum and currently resides on a ranch in Northern New Mexico where they share custody.