Who is Linda Fiorentino and what has happened to her? Wiki Bio

Clorinda Fiorentino was born in Philadelphia1960, Pennsylvania USA, on 9 March 1958, so her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is a former actress, best known for starring in movies such as “Gotcha!” and “Jade”; she retired in 2009.

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Childhood and education

Linda was raised in South Philadelphia by her Italian father who was a car mechanic, and her American mother who was a florist; Linda has seven siblings, four of whom tried becoming actors and actresses as well.

The family later moved to Washington Township in South Jersey, and Linda attended Washington Township High School where she joined the school’s drama club and started appearing in plays, but she didn’t get serious about becoming an actress until she enrolled at Rosemont College where she started appearing in theatre plays, and was also physically active as she played soccer for the university’s team. Linda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 1980, and as she later became interested in photography, she started attending the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1987.

Career as an actress

Linda worked several jobs to financially support herself after graduating from college, before she launched her career in the film industry in 1985 when she portrayed Carla in the film “Vision Quest”, which starred Matthew Modine – Linda follows a wrestler studying at Spokane High School who starts dating an older woman. In the same year, Linda was invited to portray both Sasha Banicek and Cheryl Brewster in the comedy movie “Gotcha!” which stars Anthony Edwards, and follows a veterinary student who starts a relationship with Sasha, a woman nearly double his age. She also appeared in the film “After Hours” and the TV series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” in 1985.

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Her next role came three years later in the film “The Moderns” which is set in Paris in 1926, and she was then invited to portray Kay in the romance movie “Wildfire”. The year 1989 saw her star as Lucy in the film “The Neon Empire” while she could have been seen appearing in films “Queens Logic” and “Shout” in 1991. Some of the movies she appeared in in the following few years include “Chain of Desire”, “Beyond the Law”, and “Acting on Impulse”, while the role which made her famous was of Bridget Gregory in the erotic movie “The Last Seduction” which also starred Peter Berg and Bill Pulman, and follows a sexy woman as she takes her husband’s money and runs away from him, hiding in a small town while searching for her next victim.

Linda won four awards for her performance. including an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, a London Film Circle Award for Actress of the Year, while she was also nominated for BAFTA, Boston Society of Film, and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.

She appeared in four movies in 1995, with two of the most notables being “The Desperate Trail” and “Jade”, and she went on to star in “Unforgettable” and “Larger than Life” in 1996. She was invited to portray Laurel Weaver in the science fiction comedy movie “Men in Black” in 1997, which starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and became a huge hit worldwide, with Linda nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award as well as for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.


She then appeared in movies “Dogma”, “Ordinary Decent Criminal”, and “What Planet Are You From”, while two of her final roles before retiring from acting were in “Liberty Stands Still” shot in 2002, and “Once More with Feeling” in 2009.

Love life and relationships

Linda started dating John Byrum, an American movie director and writer, in 1989 not long after they met when they were working on the same film. They dated for over three years before marrying in 1992 but due to what seems to be jealousy issues, they divorced in 1993.

John Byrum was born in the USA on 14 March 1947, his zodiac sign is Pisces, he holds American nationality, and is probably best known for directing films such as “The Razor’s Edge” and “Inserts”. He was raised in Winnetka, Illinois by his mother who was a housewife and his father who was a businessman, and studied at New Trier High School. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at New York University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1969. He was then hired to work on the TV series “Sesame Street” as a writer, and gained recognition when he wrote the script for the film “Harry and Walter Go To New York”. John is currently living with his second wife, Karin Reznack at their home in Santa Monica in California.

Hobbies and other interests

Linda started working out when she was still a teenager, as she dreamed about becoming a model, and even after launching her acting career, she got to pose for several magazines while she could have also be seen appearing in commercials of several (but not that popular) clothing and beverages brands. She was having three to four training sessions at the gym each week, while she apparently stopped working out sometime in her 50s. Her main hobby is travelling, and although she is currently focused on being home, she travelled all around the USA and Europe during her youth, and her dream travel destinations have always been Miami in Florida and Paris in France.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Halle Berry while some of her favorite movies include “I, Robot”, “I Am Legend”, and “Gothika”. She likes to listen to jazz and blues music, her favorite cuisine is Italian, and her favorite writer is Agatha Christie. Linda is a lover of animals, and prefers cats over dogs.

Appearance and net worth

Linda is 62 years old. She has long brown hair which she dyes black, has brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 141lbs (64kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

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