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Aida Turturro

  • American actress
  • Born September 25, 1962

Aida Turturro (born September 25, 1962) is an American actress best known for playing Janice Soprano, sister of New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007).


I don't look at her like she's a bad girl. She just misunderstood sometime, she's a little troubled, she's a little dysfunctional. She's a survivor.




I think people should be proud of the work they do, whatever it is. I have this other arty side that loves creating homes. I can be happy going to the hardware store.




I was born and raised in New York, but my family on both sides is of Italian descent.




I'm the worst person about publicizing myself.




Well, I came the second year. I mean I just fit right in. They wrote a great person and I'm so lucky that I got to be part of the family.




I went to a college in New York called New Paltz. I studied theater there for four years. I also studied privately in NYC with a teacher named Robert X. Modica.




When I made my Broadway debut, I was still cleaning houses, something I'd done since I went out on my own at 15.




I think that training is important. I think you need to learn as much as you can learn. I would say that it's important and probably crucial, but I wouldn't say that everyone has to have it.




There are some people who're all doctors. Is it genetic?




It's nice when people approach you to help.



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