Drea de Matteo

Biography: The former Catholic school girl from Queens graduated from film school at NYU's competitive Tisch School of the Arts (where she took Spanish with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner). Before her acting career took off, the avid Black Sabbath devotee tattered, studded and laced vintage rock and roll T-shirts to sell in her boyfriend's store. Still a bona fide rock and roll chick, Drea (pronounced "Dray") has her leather clothes custom-made by girlfriend AGAFA, who also creates clothes for Steven Tyler and Joan Jett. She lives in an East Village walk-up with her two Great Danes, Cyril and Lucille, and two cats, Treble and Bass -- a testament to her love of rock and roll.
You've seen her in the recurring role of ambitious Jersey high-hair Adrianna, girlfriend of Mafioso-in-training Christopher, on HBO's The Sopranos. This season, beginning January 16, she joins Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco and James Gandolfini as a full-fledged cast member. Before Adrianna, Drea did a couple of indie
The former Catholic school girl from Queens graduated from film school at NYU's competitive Tisch School of the Arts (where she took Spanish with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner). Before her acting career took off, the avid Black Sabbath devotee tattered, studded and laced vintage rock and roll T-shirts to sell in her boyfriend's store. Still a bona fide rock and roll chick, Drea (pronounced "Dray") has her leather clothes custom-made by girlfriend AGAFA, who also creates clothes for Steven Tyler and Joan Jett. She lives in an East Village walk-up with her two Great Danes, Cyril and Lucille, and two cats, Treble and Bass -- a testament to her love of rock and roll.
You've seen her in the recurring role of ambitious Jersey high-hair Adrianna, girlfriend of Mafioso-in-training Christopher, on HBO's The Sopranos. This season, beginning January 16, she joins Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco and James Gandolfini as a full-fledged cast member. Before Adrianna, Drea did a couple of indie films -- Meet Prince Charming is the only one out on videotape. Later this year, she's got a small but critical role as an ill-fated state trooper in John Stimpsons' The Gentleman From Boston, described as a "Bay State Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
The vivacious, 5'6", brown-eyed seductress from Queens may play the statuesque American beauty in movies, but in real life she's a fun-loving, dyed-in-the-wool, rock and roll girl, fond of tattoos and Winstons. You've gotta love a woman who wears a skin-tight, floor-length leather dress to the stodgy Emmy Awards.
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Drea de Matteo's Scores

Average career score: 82
Highest Metascore: 97 The Sopranos: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 58 Joey: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Sep 3, 2008 Wendy 8.6
96 The Sopranos: Season 6 Mar 12, 2006 Adriana La Cerva 8.8
tbd Joey: Season 2 Sep 22, 2005 Gina Tribbiani 5.0
79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Angie Bolen 8.8
58 Joey: Season 1 Sep 9, 2004 Gina Tribbiani 6.6
tbd The Sopranos: Season 5 Mar 7, 2004 Adriana La Cerva 9.3
tbd The Sopranos: Season 4 Sep 15, 2002 Adriana La Cerva / Adriana La Cerva 9.3
97 The Sopranos: Season 3 Mar 4, 2001 Adriana La Cerva 9.4
97 The Sopranos: Season 2 Jan 16, 2000 Adriana La Cerva 9.3