J2215

Commending Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 Italian-American Day Honoree

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  • 06 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of
being selected as the 2013 Italian-American Day Honoree

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those individuals of true purpose and worthy accomplishment that provide
opportunities to celebrate their rich ethnic flavor and which strive to
preserve their cultural heritage; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 Itali-
an-American Day Honoree; and
WHEREAS, Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New
York, to a housewife mother and a veterinarian father; Annabella Sciorra
studied dance as a child and began taking drama lessons as she grew
older at Hagen-Berghoff Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic
Arts, both in New York City; and
WHEREAS, On November 5, 1981, at the age of 21, Annabella Sciorra
founded the Brass Ring Theater Company; an American film, television,
and stage actress with strong Italian roots, she received an Independent
Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 1989 film "True
Love", and came to widespread attention in her co-lead role in Spike
Lee's 1991 film "Jungle Fever"; and
WHEREAS, Annabella Sciorra starred in the 1992 thriller "The Hand That
Rocks The Cradle", and received critical acclaim for her work in "Cop
Land"; she received an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo in
the HBO series "The Sopranos"; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those individ-
uals who foster ethnic pride and enhance the profile of cultural diver-
sity which strengthens the fabric of the communities of New York State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Annabella Sciorra upon the occasion of being selected as the
2013 Italian-American Day Honoree; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Annabella Sciorra.

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