Aida Turturro

Profession : Actress
Nationality : American
Birth : 25th September, 1962
Death :
About : Aida Turturro is an American actress probably best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO TV series The Sopranos. Aida Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of a Sicilian mother Dorothy, a homemaker, and an Italian-American father Domenick Turturro, an artist. Actors John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro, and Natalie Turturro are her cousins. Turturro has worked to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis. Turturro appeared in the eighth season episode "Car Periscope," of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Turturro also had a small part in the 1996 Drama Film Sleepers. She appears also in the 2005 movie Romance & Cigarettes, directed by her cousin John.

Aida Turturro Quotes

I don’t look at her like she’s a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she’s a little troubled, she’s a little dysfunctional. She’s a survivor.
I think people should be proud of the work they do, whatever it is. I have this other arty side that loves creating homes. I can be happy going to the hardware store.
I think that training is important. I think you need to learn as much as you can learn. I would say that it’s important and probably crucial, but I wouldn’t say that everyone has to have it.
I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent.
I went to a college in New York called New Paltz. I studied theater there for four years. I also studied privately in NYC with a teacher named Robert X. Modica.
I’m the worst person about publicizing myself.
It’s nice when people approach you to help.
There are some people who’re all doctors. Is it genetic?
Well, I came the second year. I mean I just fit right in. They wrote a great person and I’m so lucky that I got to be part of the family.
When I made my Broadway debut, I was still cleaning houses, something I’d done since I went out on my own at 15.

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