Birth Name: Aida Turturro
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Turturro was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 25, 1962, and raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side by her artist father and her stepmother. Her mother was chronically ill, so Turturro did not spend much time with her while growing up. She was one of the shyest kids in school, but a reluctant stage performance in drama class planted the acting seed in her head. Turturro worked up the nerve to audition for high school plays, discovering that the shy girl had a great gift for being onstage. She decided to train for an acting career at the State University of New York in New Paltz' drama department, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1984.Back in Manhattan, she continued to study with acting coache...
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