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Vanessa Ferlito

Vanessa Ferlito

Vanessa Ferlito recently co-starred opposite John Leguizamo in the HBO telefilm Undefeated (as the ambitious, aspiring singer Lizette Sanchez) and co-starred as Kirsten Dunst's best friend in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man2.

A relative newcomer to acting, the Brooklyn-born native has seen her career skyrocket over the past few years. She debuted on the big screen as an internet sex worker in the independent drama On_Line, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. She also appeared in Spike Lee's critically acclaimed drama 25th Hour opposite Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson and Anna Paquin. She also starred in the indie feature Tollbooth directed by Deborah Kirschner and the thriller Shadowboxer with Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Her television credits are equally impressive, with guest-starring roles on three of the medium's most popular series Law & Order, Third Watch and HBO's Emmy-winning The Sopranos. She also co-starred (in a 10-episode arc) on FOX's riveting 24 in the recurring role of Claudia, the wife of a crime lord under investigation by agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). She currently stars opposite Gary Sinise in the new Jerry Bruckheimer drama series CSI: NY.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Vanessa Ferlito Facts

BirthdayDecember 28, 1980 (42)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Gridiron Gang (2006) as Lisa
Man of the House (2005) as Heather
Shadowboxer (2005) as Vicky
C.S.I. New York (2004) tv as Aiden Burn (breakthrough)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) as Louise
24 (2003) tv as Claudia
25th Hour (2002) as Lindsay
On Line (2001) as Jordan Nash
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