Drea de Matteo
Character: Diane Harkin
Drea de Matteo is best known for her role as “Adriana,” Christopher’s loyal and loving fiancée on HBO’s critically-acclaimed show, “The Sopranos.” She won an Emmy® and received a SAG and Golden Globe® nomination for her portrayal of Adriana.
After her famed death on the “Sopranos”, de Matteo went on to star as Matt Le Blanc’s hilarious sister “Gina” on NBC’s “Joey.” For a year, she was also “Angie,” a desperate housewife, on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” De Matteo can now be seen on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” from time to time.
Big screen credits include “Walker Payne” with Sam Shepard and Jason Patric; Zoe Cassavettes’ “Broken English” with Parker Posey; “New York, I Love You” with Bradley Cooper; “Assault on Precinct 13” with Ethan Hawke and Lawrence Fishburne; Abel Ferarra’s “R’Xmas” with Ice T; “Lake City” with Sissy Spacek and “Free Ride” with Anna Paquin.
Aside from being a full time mom, de Matteo always goes back to HB Studios where her mother has taught playwriting for 40 years. She and her mother, Donna de Matteo, are always developing and looking out for new writers and projects as well as working on their own material for the stage. They are currently developing a family drama for cable television set in 1950’s Harlem, based on their family called “119 Pleasant Avenue.”
De Matteo holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in film production.
De Matteo is bi-coastal, living in both New York and Los Angeles.