1/19/1973 (46 years old) Queens, New York, United States
Drea de Matteo planned to become a director when she enrolled at New York University, but by the time she graduated she had switched to acting. After a handful of small gigs, the Italian-American landed her breakthrough role on The Sopranos, which earned her an Emmy and a lot of magazine photo spreads. In 2004 she left the mob series for a leading part on the sitcom Joey. While she remains a Big Apple gal at heart, she surprised fans by falling for country musician Shooter Jennings, who proposed to her onstage in Utica, New York. Heritage and onscreen roles have led her to another accented part, living on Wisteria Lane as Angie Bolen in Desperate Housewives.