The talented actress Aida Turturro was born on September 25, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States. She is an American actress, who currently lives in Montauk, New York, having divine talent and a leading star in the television and cinema industry. She is famous for her character Janice Soprano on HBO series. For her incredible acting in the series, she has achieved two Primetime Emmy Awards for her work in the series. Some of her other finest works are Ron the Mob, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Blacklist so far. In Law & Order Turturro had a reoccurring role for 10 episodes as a judge (“Felicia Catano”).
Aida Turturro who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. The actress made a step forward appearing in the hit TV series The Sopranos. Aida acted in highly-rated TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 2013-16. She was a cast in Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds in 2017: Beyond Borders. Furthermore, her recent TV role is Heddie Hawkins from2017-18 in The Blacklist. Although she has a fairly straightforward acting career, she has had some challenges in her life that she has overcome which can be inspirational to many.
Early Childhood and Family
Turturro spent most of her early days in New York. Growing up in Manhattan, she found solace in community and family and appreciated the smaller things in life of having a close neighborhood. This sense of community was something that she sought where ever she lived including at her current residence in the small island of Montauk which has a population of about 3000 residents.
She went to college at State University of New York which had alumni such as Vicky Jeudy (from the Orange is the New Black), and Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcom X). After college Turturro went to the famous Carnegie Hall She holds American nationality while her mother was housewife and father Domenick Turturro was an artist (passed away in 2002). Her father Domenick Turturro, was someone that Turturro was very close with and shared many moments with him. He was the one that instilled a sense of family that lasted.
Turturro is the cousin of famous actors Nicholas Turturro, John Turturro, and Natalie Turturro. During her college days, she got to experience show business through John through his plays where she could help out which was a great experience for her.
Aida Turturro Marital Status, Height
Regardless of Aida Turturro’s fame, the 5 feet 5 inches tall actress is pretty secretive about her personal life. She has not appeared with any scandal and anything about her love life. Even now, she is not dating anyone publically. It seems that she is still more focused on her career and enjoying her single life and.
Turturro appeared as a wife of her on-screen husband James Gandolfini in a Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992.
Aida does not tattoo in her real-life but inked a temporary Rolling Stones tattoo on her breast when she was casting in The Sopranos. In the series, she was declared an Unwanted Person list by the country and her character was later permanently banned from Canada.
Aida’s professional career started in 1989 with a role in the film, “True Love”. Some of her film credits include, “What About Bob?”, “MacJersey Girl”, “Life with Mikey”, “Denise Calls Up”, “Money Train”, “Sleepers”, “Fools Paradise”, “Fallen”, “Celebrity”, “Deep Blue Sea ” “The Saint of Fort Washington”, “, and “Play It to the Bone”
Her other movie, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles has accumulated $39.4 million in the box office. Similarly, She played in a 1999 science fiction horror movie Deep Blue Sea which grossed over $164 million worldwide.
Aida Turturro started his career in 1989 with debut playing role in a movie. In the following year, the actress scored her first TV role playing Carmen in Law & Order (4 episodes) along with Jerry Orbach and George Dzundza. She later worked in many successful movies, and TV shows which are The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Up, Tales of Erotica, New York News, Denise Call, The Practice, and others
The actress made a breakthrough appearing in the hit TV series The Sopranos. This was a show where Turturro also found a close family relationship with her costars that lasted the years (Turturro still sees Edie Falco). She appeared in 49 episodes from 2000-2007 and her portrayal Janice Soprano garnered her twice Primetime Emmy Award nominations under the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007. The period was a very happy one for her with her costars but personally it was tough as both her parents during this period and she also discovered her type 2 diabetes. The other cast members of the series are James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese , and Steven Van Zandt.
She has appeared in guest-starring and co-starring roles on such television shows as, “The Wright Verdicts”, “Law & Order”, “The Practice”, “ER”, “Medium”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and “Nurse Jackie”.
Aida Turturro played the character Heddie Hawkins which was a reoccurring role on the The Blacklist for 6 episodes so far. Heddie is an accountant that worked at carnivals where she embezzled millions of dollars.
She is the patient of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was just 12 years old and was unaware on treatments but lived with excruciating pain. Turturro started to speak about her disease publicly in the mid 2000s in the hope of spreading the message of hope to other suffers as she discovered through education that the disease could be managed through various treatment options. It’s a chronic disease that incurs chronic pain in the joints.
As for her diabetes, Turturro has changed her diet significantly and manages her health.