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Jennifer Esposito Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 11 April 1973New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jenifer Esposito was born on April 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, to Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer.

Esposito launched her career with an appearance on Law & Order (1990) in 1996. She went on to play the character of "Stacey Paterno" in 36 episodes on the hit TV series, Spin City (1996), starring alongside Michael J. Fox.

Her first major film was Spike Lee's Summer of Sam (1999). Other famous film credits include the academy award-winning film, Crash (2004), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998).

Starting in 2010, she played the role of "Jackie Curatola" in the smash hit television series, Blue Bloods (2010), also starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes. She left the cast a few years later, when her celiac disease began to conflict with her work and CBS dropped her.

Esposito married the then-little known but now superstar Bradley Cooper in 2006, but they divorced in 2007.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bobby

Spouse (1)

Bradley Cooper (21 December 2006 - 10 November 2007) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

Originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam (1999), but had to take a different part due to scheduling conflicts.
Mother, Phyllis, is an interior decorator.
Father, Bob, is a former music producer who now works as a computer consultant on Wall Street.
She has one older sister.
Former dancer on Club MTV (1985).
Italian-American.
Grew up on Staten Island, New York.
Engaged to Bradley Cooper (Oct 2006). Married Bradley Cooper (Dec 2006). Filed for divorce from Bradley Cooper (May 2007).
Attended Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, NY.
October 2009: engaged to professional Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis.
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. Celiac is a disease where gluten in the diet triggers autoimmune intestinal damage. On diagnosis, patients remove gluten from the diet and the gut heals.
Has developed a line of gluten-free products.
Has two dogs.
Owner, "Jennifer's Way Bakery" in Manhattan, New York.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on her ethnic background] Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti sauce recipe.

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