Drea de Matteo

About Drea de Matteo

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: January 19, 1972
Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States, United States
Other names: Drea De Matteo Drea DeMatteo Andrea de Matteo
Education: Loyola School
Alma mater: Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1996–present
Partner(s): Shooter Jennings (2001–2013) Michael Devin (?–present)
Children: 2
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (The Sopranos, 2004)

Drea de Matteo

Drea de Matteo was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, United States, United States, is Actress. Drea de Matteo is an American actress known for her roles in films as well as sitcoms, where she earned recognition and fame as a supporting actress. Some prominent roles she portrayed are as Wendy Case on FX series ‘Son’s of Anarchy’ and Adriana La Cerva on the HBO TV series, ‘The Sopranos’, for which she was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She is a popular household name for her role as Angie Bolen on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ and Joey Tribbiani’s sister, Gina, on NBC sitcom, ‘Joey’. She currently stars as Det Tess Nazario, in NBC’s police drama, ‘Shades of Blue’. She comes from an affluent background and is the youngest sibling among three children and also the only girl child in the family. She and her boyfriend, Michael Sportes, jointly opened a clothes store, ‘Filth Mart,’ of Rock ‘n’ Roll vintage clothing at East village which ran from 1997 to 2004. She ultimately followed in her mother’s footsteps taking up a career in theatre. She wanted to become a director but found her place as an actress in films and TV shows. Today she is one of the most famous celebrities in Hollywood and has been part of almost every popular show. Though she has been engaged twice and has two children, there is no official news of her marriage.
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Popular As Drea de Matteo
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 51 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 19, 1972 (Queens, New York, United States, United States)
Birthday January 19
Town/City Queens, New York, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Drea de Matteo’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Drea de Matteo was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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In 1997, de Matteo opened Filth Mart, an East Village clothing store with her then-boyfriend Michael Sportes. They closed the store in 2004.


From 2004 to 2006, de Matteo portrayed Joey Tribbiani's sister Gina in the Friends spin-off Joey. The show was cancelled after two seasons.


After graduating from the Loyola School, she studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, originally hoping to become a Director, not an Actress. De Matteo's role in The Sopranos was one of her earliest, helping to launch her career. She has appeared in several films including Swordfish, Deuces Wild, The Perfect You, Prey for Rock & Roll and the 2005 remake of John Carpenter's 1976 action film Assault on Precinct 13. She had the starring role in Abel Ferrara's R Xmas for which she received some very positive reviews.


De Matteo played the role of Wendy Case in the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. The pilot episode aired September 3, 2008, and De Matteo continued making regular appearances into the series' sixth season. She was promoted to a series regular for the seventh and final season.


De Matteo started dating musician Shooter Jennings in 2001. They became engaged on June 11, 2009, when Jennings proposed onstage at the Stanley Center during a show in Utica, New York. They have two children together, daughter Alabama Gypsyrose Jennings (born November 2007) and son Waylon Albert "Blackjack" Jennings (born April 2011). Jennings and de Matteo eventually ended their relationship without marrying. In July 2015, de Matteo became engaged to Whitesnake bass Guitarist Michael Devin.


De Matteo played Angie Bolen, the mother of the Bolen family, on season 6 of the ABC show Desperate Housewives. She officially left Desperate Housewives at the season 6 finale in 2010, due to personal reasons.


De Matteo lost her apartment home of 22 years, as did dozens of other residents, when a gas explosion and raging fire destroyed three New York City buildings on March 26, 2015.


De Matteo played the stepmother of Steve Wilde, the main character of the FOX comedy Running Wilde, appearing in Season 1, Episode 9. De Matteo co-starred as Krissi Cates in the film adaptation of Dark Places (2015), with Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicholas Hoult. In 2015, she was cast as Det. Tess Nazario in the NBC drama series Shades of Blue, starring alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. It premiered on January 7, 2016.

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