Jennifer Esposito was born April 11, 1973 to Bob and Phyllis Esposito. Jennifer and her older sister grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her love for acting started at an early age which later led to her enrollment at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She started her acting career…more
In 2014, Jennifer became engaged to her long time boyfriend Louis Dowler. The two are also business partners in Jennifer's bakery named Jennifer's Way, which serves a variety of gluten-free breads, cookies and muffins.
Jennifer turned down a recurring role on The Sopranos because of potential sex scenes.
Jennifer won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture for her role in the film Crash.
Jennifer is a big fan of the show NYPD Blue.
Jennifer once auditioned for a musical in college by singing Happy Birthday.
Jennifer's first paying job was playing a hand model on soap opera Loving.
Jennifer was a regular dancer on Club MTV when she was 16 years old.
Jennifer has a fear of flying. She has to sit in a window seat and listen to music to keep herself calm during a flight.
Martin Scorsese is one of Jennifer's favorite directors.
Jennifer's last name Esposito is pronounced ess-po-ZEE-to but in Italy it is pronounced eh-SPO-sih-toe. Jennifer prefers the Italian pronunciation.
Jennifer is a big fan of Conan O'Brien and tries to watch his show whenever she can.
Jennifer loves Italy and tries to visit at least once a year.
Jennifer enjoys watching her movies with a real audience so she can find out what works in the film and what doesn't.
A big-time Hollywood agent once mistaken Jennifer for actress Eva Mendes.
Even though Jennifer spends a large portion of her time in Los Angeles, she refuses to give up her apartment in New York.
Jennifer's favorite sandwich is Nutella and sliced bananas on Wonder Bread.
* Jennifer became engaged to actor Bradley Cooper in October 2006. The couple married on December 21, 2006 and filed for divorce four months later.
* Jennifer was also engaged to tennis player Mark Philippoussis in 2009. However, she broke off the engagement in less than a year later.
Jennifer has played a police officer in a least four films.
Jennifer has one older sister.
Jennifer's mother is a former model who is now an interior decorator and her father is a former music producer who is now a computer consultant on Wall Street.
Jennifer is 5'5.
Jennifer is Italian-American. Her ancestors are from Sicily and Naples.
Jennifer: Well, I'm Italian, but my family isn't stereotypical. I mean, I only have one sister and we don't yell or throw pasta at each other. My mother doesn't even have a secret spaghetti-sauce recipe.