Mini Bio (1)
Claudia Ferri's feuille de route is comprised of compelling and versatile performances, which keep directors, and the audience alike, coming back for more. Most recently seen as the determined and straightforward Judge France Charbonneau in Bad Blood, she has at times taunted television audiences with her chilling performance as La Capitana in Queen of the South and in AMC's "The Killing" as Native American band chief Nicole Jackson, while also endearing movie goers, as the clueless, neurotic sister, Anna Barberini, in Mambo Italiano and the touching & loving mother in A Date With Miss Fortune, which garnered her a nomination as Best Actress for the 2017 ACTRA Awards. Claudia Ferri's brand is about character essence.
"The Earth my village." She grew up hearing Italian, French, Arabic, and English being spoken among cousins, aunts and uncles, thanks to a truly multi-cultural family. On her maternal side Irish, Scottish, French and Native American. Her paternal heritage is Mediterranean. Not surprisingly, she is also multilingual on screen (English, Italian, French, Spanish and numerous foreign accents).
Nominated as best leading actress in a dramatic series for the Canadian Screen Awards' Gémeaux 2014 for her portrayal of a Colombian drug trafficker and money launderer in the based-on-true-events miniseries "The Godmother". In 2009 she voiced characters in the mega popular video game "Assassin's Creed II; Lineage" and became Ezio Auditore's mother in the live action short movies of the same video game. In 2005, she won the Outstanding Female Performance ACTRA Awards as the series lead, Elena Batista, in the TV comedy "Ciao Bella". In 2003, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the Jutras Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards for her role as Anna Barberini in "Mambo Italiano",
She got her first break in film in 1996, when a VHS taped audition she'd sent out, retained the directors' attention. She subsequently landed the role of Maura Ramirez, Lt. Ramirez's wife (Aidan Quinn), in "The assignment", also sharing the screen with Donald Sutherland, and Ben Kingsley; a good indication of things to come...
- IMDb Mini Biography By: D. Stone