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Aida Turturro
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Turturro at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1962-09-25) September 25, 1962 (age 61)
Alma mater State University of New York at New Paltz (BA)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Relatives John Turturro (cousin)
Nicholas Turturro (cousin)

Aida Turturro (/ɑːˈdə/ /tərˈtʊər/; born September 25, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal as Janice Soprano on the HBO drama series The Sopranos.

Early life and education

Aida Turturro was born in Buffalo, New York, daughter of a Sicilian mother, Dorothy, a nurse, and an Italian-American father, Domenick Turturro, an artist.

After graduating from high school, Turturro earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the State University of New York at New Paltz.



Turturro appeared in her first film, True Love, in 1989. She has acted in films such as What About Bob?, Jersey Girl, and Illuminata. Turturro also had small parts in Sleepers and Deep Blue Sea.

She appears also in the 2005 movie Romance & Cigarettes, directed by her cousin John. She also appeared in Money Train.


From 2000 to 2007, Turturro appeared as Janice Soprano in 49 episodes of The Sopranos, earning two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007.

In 2009, Turturro appeared in "Bite Me," a sixth-season episode of the CBS series Medium, playing the evil Bobbi Catalano. Turturro appeared in the eighth-season episode "Car Periscope" of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In 2012, Turturro appeared in "Day of the Iguana," an episode of Nurse Jackie, which reunited her with her Sopranos co-star Edie Falco. She played Laura Vargas, the titular character's lawyer.

In 2013, Turturro appeared in the fourth-season episode "Drawing Dead" of Blue Bloods.

Since 2013 she has guest-starred in several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Felicia Catano.

In 2016, Turturro appeared as Maura Figgis, sister of gangster Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis on the Fox police procedural sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2017, Turturro appeared in "Il Mostro" in the second season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Personal life

In 2001, Turturro was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Turturro has worked to raise public awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 True Love Grace
1991 What About Bob? ...
1992 Mac Wife
1992 Jersey Girl Angie
1993 Life with Mikey Officer Moran
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Hotel Day Clerk
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington State Employee
1994 Angie Tina
1994 Search for One-eye Jimmy, TheThe Search for One-eye Jimmy Madame Esther
1994 Junior Louise
1995 Denise Calls Up Linda
1995 Stonewall Bar Waitress
1995 Money Train Subway Woman
1996 Sleepers Mrs. Salinas
1996 Tales of ... Kim Segment: "The Dutch Master"
1997 Made Men Angie
1997 Fool's Paradise Susan
1998 Fallen Tiffany
1998 Too Tired to Die Fortune Teller 1 & 2
1998 OK Garage Mary
1998 Woo Tookie
1998 Illuminata Marta
1998 Jaded Helen Norwich
1998 Celebrity Olga
1998 Crossfire Miss Pasquantonio
1999 24 Hour Woman, TheThe 24 Hour Woman Brenda
1999 24 Nights Marie
1999 Deep Blue Sea Brenda Kerns
1999 Mickey Blue Eyes Waitress
1999 Freak Weather Glory
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Nurse Crupp
1999 Play It to the Bone Mad Greek Waitress
2000 Joe Gould's Secret Waitress
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Jean Ferraro
2001 Sidewalks of New York Shari
2004 2BPerfectlyHonest Emily / Gina
2005 Romance & Cigarettes Rosebud
2010 Little Help, AA Little Help Nancy Feldman
2011 Mozzarella Stories Autilia
2014 Rob the Mob Anna
2017 Making a Killing Connie
2018 Head Full of Honey Margaret
TBA Call Jane Sister Mike Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1990–1996 Law & Order Various 3 episodes
1993 TriBeCa Manicurist "The Hopeless Romantic"
1995 Wright Verdicts, TheThe Wright Verdicts Lydia Main role
1995 New York News Gina "A Question of Truth"
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Rox 2 episodes
1997 The Practice TV Commercial Producer "Race with the Devil"
2000–2007 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Janice Soprano Main role (seasons 2–6)
2004 Wild Card Maddy "Premonition Mission"
2008 ER Sheryl Hawkins 3 episodes
2009 Medium Bobbi Catalano "Bite Me"
2010 Mercy Evelyn "That Crazy ... Was Right"
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Gabby "Car Periscope"
2012 Nurse Jackie Laura Vargas "Day of the Iguana"
2013 Blue Bloods Miss Dominga "Drawing Dead"
2013–2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Felicia Catano Recurring role
2016 Unforgettable Carrie's Psychic "The Return of Eddie"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Maura Figgis 2 episodes
2016 The Night Of Rehab Worker "The Art of War"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Lynne Gagliano "It Only Gets Much Worse"
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Carmela Tafani "Il Mostro"
2017– Blacklist, TheThe Blacklist Heddie Hawkins Recurring role
2020 Power Book II: Ghost Judge Janine Galanti "The Stranger"
2021 What We Do in the Shadows Gail "Gail"

See also

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