Dec. 28th, 1976
Brooklyn, New York
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Vanessa Ferlito (born December 28, 1980) is an Italian-American actress. Ferlito is known for roles on television shows: 24, CSI: NY, and Graceland. Subsequently, she appeared in other films including: Spider-Man 2 (2004), Shadowboxer (2005), Man of the House (2005), Grindhouse (2007), Death Proof (2007), Nothing Like the Holidays(2008), Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Julie & Julia (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Stand Up Guys (2014).
Born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father died when she was three. Her mother and stepfather own a hair salon in Brooklyn. Ferlito gave birth to her first child, son Vince, in September 2007.
Ferlito was inspired by her vegan makeup artist Kara to become a vegetarian, and is a supporter of animal rights, and an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
She is known for her roles in The Sopranos, Man of the House, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, for her role as Claudia Hernandez during 24's third season, but she is most commonly known for her role as Detective Aiden Burn on CSI: NY. She chose to leave the show because she wanted to focus on theatre and films, where her biggest role to date has been as the trader Audrey in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps who assists Jake, the main protagonist get revenge against the film's antagonist Bretton James.
Even though she is of Italian descent she often plays Latinas on TV and in films. In 2012, Ferlito was cast in Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland.