• Linda Fiorentino is a former actress born in Philadelphia in 1958.
• She is best known for starring in movies such as “Gotcha!” and “Jade”
• She won four awards for her performance in “The Last Seduction”, and was nominated for several more.
• She was married to John Byrum from 1989-1993
• Her net worth is estimated at over $3 million as of March 2020.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthMarch 9, 1958
SpouseJohn Byrum
MarkRaven dark hair and green eyes
FactShe currently owns her own production Company, "Mandate Management", and has recently been attached to star and co-produce a film based on the life of Russian poet, 'Anna Ahkmatova', which will likely begin filming in Spring of 2007. [October 2006]

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.

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.

Linda Fiorentino

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.

General Info

Full NameLinda Fiorentino
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthMarch 9, 1958
Height1.71 m
ProfessionPhotographer, Actor


SpouseJohn Byrum
ParentsClorinda Fiorentino
SiblingsTerry Fiorentino Christie, Rose Fiorentino, Catherine Fiorentino


AwardsNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actress of the Year
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical
MoviesMen in Black, The Last Seduction, Dogma, Vision Quest, After Hours, Jade, Gotcha!, Beyond the Law, Where the Money Is, Liberty Stands Still, Ordinary Decent Criminal, The Moderns, What Planet Are You From?, Chain of Desire, The Desperate Trail, Queens Logic, Kicked in the Head, Larger than Life, Unf...

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep smoky voice
2Raven dark hair and green eyes


1[Interview with Roger Ebert, 1995.] I'm single and I've gone on a few dates since The Last Seduction (1994) came out and I could see the disappointment in the eyes of men who thought I was going to be a hot date and teach them all this weird stuff. And then they find out I'm just a normal person, you know, and I don't have leanings towards strange sexual behavior and it's like a disappointment crosses their faces.
2Sometimes I have to work because I need the money. You weigh the issues and ask yourself, "Can I wake up every morning and do this?"
3Teens aren't just interested in getting laid. I won't believe that's all they're interested in. I have four younger sisters and they're sick of being shown how they're supposed to react in bed.
4You constantly have to find something that's challenging, a director who's challenging, co-stars who are challenging. That's what keeps us going
5You can talk about movies all you want, but I have this porcelain fetish. I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family, the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom.
6They're my favorite two words these days: Oscar reject.
7I was still making movies so it wasn't as if I were working in a bar, but they were independent films that couldn't find distributors.
8I've been in the bargain basement of the movie business.
9I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.
10I would love to have children, yes. Maybe even adopt them. I'm not sure that I should pass on my genes.
11I never wear leather.
12I don't look at scripts in terms of commercially. I just look at the part, the people involved.
13[on getting the part of Bethany in Dogma (1999)] When I read the script, I just said, "There's no way anyone else is allowed to have this part". I thought it was extremely clever and it had very imaginative answers to all my childhood questions about angels and devils and the apostles and all that stuff.
14I have a sister who's kind of in the business-she does voice-overs. I think they all watch what I go through and have decided to get married and have children instead. It's a safer bet.
15Do you know what my real name is? It's Clorinda. Which is also Italian. They used to call me Clorox when I was a kid.
16Chazz Palminteri is just the ultimate screen husband.
17As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.
18All I'm thinking about today is cleaning my bathroom.
19I go to bed with men, not boys.
20Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
21The thing that's always bothered me is that, even if you have a strong female character, invariably in the third act she has to say something like, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you," or she has to become really vulnerable and wimpy and get her comeuppance. Even in something like Thelma & Louise (1991), where you have these two very strong characters, they have to die in the end. What's so special about The Last Seduction (1994) is that none of that happens. Had a Hollywood studio made that film instead of an independent, it would have been very different. She definitely wouldn't have gotten away with what she does get away with.


1She splits her time between her homes in Westport, Connecticut and New York City, New York. [June 2007]
2She attended the Atlantic Monthly Dinner in New York City to commemorate the State of the Union Address. [February 2006]
3Linda attended for the Citymeals-on-Wheels 21st annual Power Lunch for Women to raise money for 160,000 meals for homebound elderly at the Rainbow Room in New York City on November 16, 2007. [November 2007]
4She currently owns her own production Company, "Mandate Management", and has recently been attached to star and co-produce a film based on the life of Russian poet, 'Anna Ahkmatova', which will likely begin filming in Spring of 2007. [October 2006]
5She attended the premiere of the political documentary, Street Fight (2005), in New York City. [January 2006]
6She was at Elaine's in New York City for a book signing party for author Adam Davies on his new book, "Goodbye, Lemon". [July 2006]
7She has been developing documentaries about research in juvenile diabetes and autism; about discrimination against Italian Americans in "Equal Protection"; and a daytime show about parenting techniques entitled "Motherhood." [December 2007]
8Linda Fiorentino, Eve Ensler and rock legend Lou Reed joining 'Lawrence Wright' and director Gregory Mosher at the opening of the Culture Project's "My Trip to Al-Qaeda" in New York City screening. [March 2007]
9She attended a political fund raiser for Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York in New York City. [January 2007]
10She lives in Westport, Connecticut. [2006]
11She has starred in two unrelated movies that deal with aliens posing as humans: "Men in Black" and "What Planet Are You From?".
12She has optioned rights to the Jim Curtis' screenplay about Russian poetess, Anna Akhmatova, in July 2007.
13She has optioned the film rights to Colin Patrick Lynch's play, "One Eyed Jacks and Suicide Kings".
14She has been an active photographer since 1987 and has studied it at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
151980: Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania at 22 years old.
16She is one of 8 children. Her mother's name is Clorinda Fiorentino and her sisters include Rose Fiorentino, Catherine Fiorentino, and Terry Fiorentino Christie.
172008: Donated $1,000 to the New York Senate Campaign for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
18Director Kevin Smith said in his DVD commentary for Dogma (1999) that Linda wouldn't even speak to him some days and, in retrospect, he wishes he had given the part of Bethany to Janeane Garofalo instead.
19Graduated from Washington Township High School, in Sewell, NJ. Is a graduate of Rosemont College, in Rosemont, PA (just west of Philadelphia).
201995: Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#66).
21Won her part in Men in Black (1997) in a poker game from Barry Sonnenfeld. Besides the part, she won around $1200.




Once More with Feeling2009Lydia
Liberty Stands Still2002Liberty Wallace
Where the Money Is2000Carol
What Planet Are You From?2000Helen Gordon
Ordinary Decent Criminal2000Christine Lynch
Body Count1998Natalie
Men in Black1997Laurel Weaver
Kicked in the Head1997Megan
Larger Than Life1996Terry Bonura
Unforgettable1996Martha Briggs
Charlie's Ghost Story1995Marta
Jade1995Trina Gavin
Bodily Harm1995Rita Cates
The Desperate Trail1994VideoSarah O'Rourke
The Last Seduction1994Bridget Gregory
Acting on Impulse1993TV MovieSusan Gittes
Beyond the Law1993Renee Jason
Chain of Desire1992Alma D'Angeli
Strangers1992TV MovieHelen (segment "The Last Game")
The Neon Empire1991TV MovieLucy
Queens Logic1991Carla
The Moderns1988Rachel Stone
The Whoopee Boys1986Spanish Maid (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesBetsy Van Kennon
After Hours1985Kiki Bridges
Madonna: Gambler1985Video shortCarla
Vision Quest1985Carla


Once More with Feeling2009performer: "Am I Blue?"


Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005Documentary special thanks


The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look1997TV Series documentary shortHerself
The Making of 'Unforgettable'1996Video documentary shortHerself
Unforgettable: Behind the Scenes1996Video documentary shortHerself
Unforgettable: Star & Crew Sound Bites1996Video documentary shortHerself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Last Seduction: The Art of Seduction2006Video documentary shortHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentary
The Making of the Last Seduction1994Video documentary shortHerself


Won Awards

1995DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)
1995Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)
1995Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadThe Last Seduction (1994)
1995ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActress of the YearThe Last Seduction (1994)
1994NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)
1994STFC AwardSociety of Texas Film Critics AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)

Nominated Awards

1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - Sci-FiMen in Black (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMen in Black (1997)
1995BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)
1995Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)

2nd Place Awards

1994BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)

3rd Place Awards

1995NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressThe Last Seduction (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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