WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
A talented and charismatic actress, ANNABELLA SCIORRA (Annie
Nielsen) has performed in a broad range of feature films portraying
roles in such diverse films as Jungle Fever, The Addiction,
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and Cop Land. Her dynamic
and compelling performances have proven her to be a exceedingly
gifted and versatile actress.
While growing up in Connecticut and New York, Annabella was trained
in both classical dance and theater. Her stage work has included
appearances at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, where she worked extensively
with writer/director Reinoldo Povod (Cuba and His Teddy Bear,
La Puta Vida Trilogy). She has also worked with the Naked
Angels and has performed at the Promenade Theater in Those
the River Keeps, written and directed by David Rabe. Annabella
was soon working in feature films, and early on, being directed
by such prominent filmmakers as Michael Figgis, Barbet Schroeder
and John Badham.
She made a profound impact in the film area with her impressive
role opposite Wesley Snipes in Jungle Fever, Spike Lee's
ground breaking story of a young culturally-mixed relationship.
Following Jungle Fever, she starred in the dramatic thriller
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, opposite Rebecca DeMornay
for director Curtis Hanson, and then in Anthony Minghella's Mr.
Wonderful, opposite Matt Dillon and Vincent d'Onofrio. She
also starred in Peter Medak's film drama, Romeo is Bleeding
opposite Gary Oldman, and Abel Ferrara's The Addiction.
She worked with Ferrara again for his period piece, The Funeral,
opposite Christopher Walken, and also served as associate producer
on the film.
Her additional film credits include the dark psychological farce,
Underworld opposite Joe Mantegna and Denis Leary for director
Roger Christian, The Innocent Sleep, Whispers in the Dark,
Internal Affair, True Love, The Night We Never Met, The Hard Way
and Little City. Annabella received critical acclaim
for her role as the beleaguered wife of a police officer living
in a small New jersey town in Cop Land. She starred opposite
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in that highly praised drama
which was written and directed by James Mangold. She starred in
the romantic comedy Mr. Jealousy opposite Erick Stoltz.
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