Aida Turturro Birthday & Fun Facts

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Hemant Oswal
Feb 20, 2024 By Hemant Oswal
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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Aida Turturro was born to Dorothy and Domenick Turturro in Brooklyn, New York.
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About Aida Turturro

Aida Turturro is an American actress of mixed ethnicity who was born in Brooklyn, New York to Dorothy and Domenick Turturro.

Aida Turturro has earned her fame by playing Janice Soprano in the HBO television drama series 'The Sopranos'. Aida Turturro has also worked in many film and television series.

Some of the important television series that she has been a part of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' in the role of Judge Felicia Catano, 'The Blacklist' in a recurring role of Heddie Hawkins, and as Gail in the FX horror-comedy 'What We Do In the Shadows'. Aida Turturro suffered from rheumatoid Arthritis from a very young age but did not allow it to hinder her journey as an actress.

Her notable roles include Italian waitress in 'Deep Blue Sea', Kim in 'The Dutch Master', Bar waitress in 'The Wright Verdicts', and Susan in 'Fools Paradise'. She got two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for her work in 'The Sopranos' under the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007. She has also featured in several guest-starring roles in a range of television shows.

Aida Turturro completed her education at the University of New York located in New York.

Aida Turturro Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Aida Turturro’s net worth?

Aida Turturro’s net worth is $5 million approximately.

How much does Aida Turturro earn per year?

Details on the annual income of Aida Turturro are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Aida Turturro?

Aida Turturro is 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Aida Turturro?

As of 2022, Aida Turturro is 59 years old. She was born on September 25, 1962.

Childhood And Education

Aida Turturro was born on September 25, 1962, to Dorothy and Domenick Turturro in Brooklyn, New York. Aida's mother is of Sicilian origin and was a housewife whereas Aida’s father is of Italian-American origin and was an artist.

Aida Turturro went to the State University of New York, New Paltz to study theater and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Arts. During senior year, she played Mayor Dayor Dawgmeat in the musical 'Li’l Abner'  which was a production of SUNY New Paltz.

Aida Turturro has a half-sibling called Summer Turturro and a sister Olinda Turturro.

Aida's cousin John Turturro is a film actor and director, and her other cousins are Nicholas Turturro and Ralph Turturro.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Aida Turturro dating?

Aida Turturro is very private about her romantic life, so it is not clear if she is in a relationship.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Aida Turturro's debut film was 'True Love' in 1989, the movie which had Ron Eldard and Annabella Sciorra as the lead cast and at the Sundance Film Festival was awarded the Grand Jury Prize. After that, she worked in 'Jersey Girl' which was a rom-com.

Aida Turturro also does film credits in 'The Saint of Fort Washington', 'Manhattan Murder Mystery Life with Mikey', 'Denise Calls Up', 'Junior', and 'Illuminata'. She was also cast in 'Deep Blue Sea' and 'Sleepers'.

In 1997, she played Susan in the film 'Fool’s Paradise'.

In 1999, Aida Turturro played the role of a mad Greek waitress in the film 'Play It To The Bone' which is a sports comedy-drama film starring Woody Harrelson and Antonio Banderas.

In the comedy crime film 'Mickey Blue Eyes', Aida played the role of an Italian waitress.

In 2005, she was cast by her cousin John Turturro in the movie 'Romance And Cigarettes'. In the same year, Turturro was cast in 'Money Train' as well.

Other movies where Aida Turturro has starred are 'Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles', 'Sidewalks Of New York', 'A Little Help', 'Mozerellas Stories', 'Fading Gigolo', and 'Head Full Of Honey.

She has gained fame in the television crime thriller 'The Sopranos'. The serial ran from 2000 till 2007 and earned Aida Turturro two Primetime Emmy nominations in 2001 and 2007.

In 2009, Aida appeared as Bobbi Catalano in season six of the CBS series 'Medium', in the episode titled, “Bite Me”. Turturro also appeared in the eighth season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' in the episode “Car Periscope”.

In 2012, Aida Turturro was reunited with Edie Falco who was a co-star in 'The Sopranos' while working on an episode of 'Nurse Jackie' titled "Day Of The Iguana".

In 2013, she appeared in the fourth season of 'Blue Bloods' in the episode “Drawing Dead”.

In 2013, Aida Turturro appeared in many episodes as Judge Felicia Cartano in the series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'.

In 2016, Aida Turturro appeared in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', a Fox Police Procedural sitcom. She played Maura Figgis who was a sister to Jimmy “The Butcher” Figgis.

In 2017, Turturro appeared in the second season of 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders'.

Charity Work

Turturro has raised awareness about rheumatoid arthritis.

What awards has Aida Turturro won?

Aida Turturro is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2001 and 2007.

Other Interesting Aida Turturro Facts And Trivia

  • Aida Turturro was good friends with James Gandolfini who was her co-star in the HBO series 'The Sopranos'. They also co-starred in the movies 'Fallen', 'Angie', and 'Romance & Cigarettes'.
  • Aida and James Gandolfini also appeared in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' which is a revival of the 1992 Broadway play. Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin starred in this too.
  • In an interview with Vulture, Aida Turturro talks about finding a second calling in doing cameos for people as a form of a gift. Cameo is a platform whereby paying From $5 to $1000, anyone can buy time to spend with a celebrity online. Aida charges $90 and has done approximately 450 cameos. She has also done a cameo for a person whose granddaughter will be playing the role of Janice in the movie 'The Many souls of Newark', a prequel to 'The Sopranos'.
  • Aida Turturro has two dogs called Buddy and Ollie.
  • Her notable roles in the movies include State Employee (The Saint of Fort Washington), Madame Esther (The Search for One-eye Jimmy), Jean Ferraro (Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles), Margaret (Head Full of Honey), Nurse Crupp (Bringing Out the Dead), and Fortune Teller 1 & 2 (Too Tired to Die).
  • Her prominent television appearances include Judge Felicia Catano (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Carmela Tafani (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders), Gail (What We Do in the Shadows), Judge Janine Galanti (Power Book II: Ghost), Gabby (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Lydia (The Wright Verdicts).

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Written by Hemant Oswal

Bachelor of Commerce, Master's degree specializing in Marketing

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Hemant OswalBachelor of Commerce, Master's degree specializing in Marketing

With global experience in marketing and business development, Hemant is a seasoned professional with a unique perspective. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and a Master's degree in Marketing from The University of Adelaide in Australia. Hemant's work in China, Hong Kong, and Dubai has honed his skills and provided valuable experience. He broadens his understanding of the world through reading non-fiction books and watching documentaries.

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