Drea de Matteo

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    • Drea has tattoos of her mother's, father's and grandmother's names.

    • Paul Costanzo, who played Drea's son on Joey is only 5 years younger than her.

    • On November 28, 2007, Drea and her husband Shooter Jennings gave birth to their first child (a girl) Alabama Gypsyrose Jennings.

    • Drea was ranked #33 in Stuff Magazine's 102 Sexiest Women In The World in 2002.

    • Drea has been nominated for five SAG Awards. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from 2001-2003 and 2005 and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2005 for The Sopranos.

    • In 2005, Drea was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Sopranos.

    • Drea has the same birthday as Jodie Sweetin.

    • The movie Assault on Precinct 13, starring Ja Rule, with Drea as Iris Ferry, was premiered on her 33th birthday, in 2005.

    • Drea was the eccentric neighbor of Jenny McCarthy in the movie The Perfect You in 2001. She was uncredited.

    • Drea has won 2 Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Award (2004), in the Emmy Awards, for The Sopranos; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Award (2005), in the Gracie Allen Awards, for The Sopranos.

    • In 2002, Drea hosted the VH1 Music Awards Ceremony VH1 Big in 2002, alongside Michael Imperioli.

    • Drea's mother, Donna de Matteo, is an acclaimed playwright. Her father is a furniture manufacturer.

    • Drea was born in an Italian Catholic house, her parents, her two older brothers, Joe and Darren, her grandmother and a godmother.

    • Drea has a crucifix, AC/DC and a star tattoos, and also got her parents' names engraved on her right arm.

    • Drea has brown hair, and she prefers to tie it in a ponytail.

    • Drea speaks Spanish and Italian fluently.

    • Drea was starring on The Sopranos since 1999, the year when the series first aired, until 2004, when her character, Adriana La Cerva, was killed.

    • When Drea was auditioned for The Sopranos, she first got a one-time role of a restaurant hostess. Luckily, the writers liked her acting and invited her to a permanent role as Adriana La Cerva, Christopher's girlfriend.

    • Drea owns a fashion boutique in Manhattan, and have her own line of jeans.

    • When Drea was in second grade, she and her family moved to Aretha Franklin's former house in New York, near the Guggenheim Museum.

    • Drea is a professional writer, actor, clothing designer, and furniture sales representative.

    • Drea is 5' 6" (1.68 m).

    • Drea is currently dating Shooter Jennings who is the son of music legend Waylon Jennings.

    • Drea co-owns Filth Mart, a chic East Village clothing store with best friend and ex-boyfriend Michael Sportes.

    • Drea lives in New York City.

    • Won the 2004 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work on The Sopranos.

    • Drea studied and graduated the New York University Tisch School of the Performing Arts, New York.

  • Quotes

    • Drea De Matteo: (about getting married) If I found the right guy, I think I would get married. Maybe. I just feel like it's just a contract. Why sign any more contracts, really?

    • Drea De Matteo: I like to make everything my friends are involved in a little better. I should have just become a manager.

    • Drea De Matteo: (about working on Joey) I have so much fun with Matt LeBlanc that whether I love it or not really makes no difference to me because I just really have that much fun with him and playing with him. Being onstage with him is great. We all have a lot of fun together.

    • Drea De Matteo: (about her manly role on movie Assault on Precinct 13) Oh, I'm very much a tomboy. I had two older brothers, you know.

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