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 on the ABC soap opera Loving, which later lead to her landing the role on the hit series Spin City. After two seasons Jennifer left the show to pursue roles on the big screen appearing in films such as Summer of Sam, Don't Say a Word, and the Academy award winning Crash. A recurring role on Judging Amy brought Jennifer back to television and a couple years later she was cast as the oldest sister on the WB series Related and later on the ABC series Samantha Who?. Jennifer resides in Los Angeles and New York.