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Overview (3)

Born in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLorraine Bencivengo
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lorraine (Bencivengo) Ziff was born in the Bronx, New York and has been involved with theater since her days in Junior High. She graduated Marymount/Fordham University in NY with a B. A. Double Degree in Theatre and Communications with a concentration in Journalism. During college, she began her acting career with bit parts in movies such as "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (where she met her future husband) and television shows such as" L. A. Law". Upon graduation, she won the Actor's Award. She appeared in television shows such as "Burn Notice", and films which span many genre, such as "Goldberg, P.I.", (comedy), "Once Upon A Time in Brooklyn", (crime), "Mansion of Blood", (horror), "Treachery" (drama), "Six Gun Savior" (supernatural western) and many commercials, often as the spokesperson. She has received awards for her performances. Lorraine attended law school and had a paralegal business, then attended graduate school and obtained her M.S.W. from Fordham University, NY. She worked For an entire school district as the sole School Social Worker and had a psychotherapist business as well as owned and operated a real estate investment/property management business. She has been very involved in fund raising for cancer research and has been named a "Cancer Research Angel" on more than one occasion through various organizations. She has been in many stage productions as well as film productions, television shows and commercials. Lorraine's rich experiences outside of the acting world have made her very familiar with terms, situations and conditions in various businesses, and enable her to bring true depth to her acting and voice over performances. She is a trained martial artist and is comfortable shooting firearms. In addition to acting, Lorraine has expanded her role to that of Producer. She is the Owner/President of Cohort Films, LLC. Lorraine is married to Laurence (Larry) Ziff and has two sons, Adam and Matthew. She splits her time between New York, California and Florida. Lorraine has worked on movies with her son, Matthew Ziff, also an actor, however, they have only played mother and son once. Both he and Lorraine are members of SAG-AFTRA & AEA.

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Spouse (1)

Larry Ziff (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Cohort Films

Trivia (4)

Mother of actor and model Matthew Ziff. They have been cast in several movies together. They have only been cast once as mother and son.
Lorraine achieved her 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is proficient with firearms. She has flown small airplanes and loves to dance.
Lorraine has Italian, Polish, Ukranian and German ancestry.

Lorraine was born Lorraine Bencivengo.
Lorraine's Undergraduate Degree (B.A.) from Marymount/Fordham in NY was a double major: Theatre and Communications. Upon graduation, she won the Actor's Award.

Lorraine holds a Master's Degree of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Fordham Univesity, NY and has a specialization for working with children and families. She has stated that having this additional education/degree has been a tremendous bonus on sets, while working as both an Actor as well as a Producer.

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